--Package of natural colored wood beads (I found mine at Joanns, but any craft store should have them)
--Ribbon (I chose a gold chain link ribbon that almost looked like a real chain)
--Nail polish in the colors of your choice
Step 1: Take a bead and put it on the toothpick. This will let you paint your way around the bead without having to hold it with your fingers. First, I painted the peach color around half of the bead. Then I let it dry before I painted the gold color around the other half. I was going for more of an imperfect
I've found that nail polish is awesome for painting beads. It gives it a nice shine that regular acrylic paint doesn't and comes in lots of fun colors. Who doesn't have a ton of nail polish lying around that needs a purpose?
Step 2: Once your beads are all painted and dry, string them on to the ribbon. Since the bead openings are kind of small, it's easier if you put a needle on the end of your ribbon to make it through the bead.
What other easy holiday gift ideas have you made?