DIY Mardi Gras Bead Crafts

Just about the time you finally get rid of all the leftover Mardi Gras beads and the dog chews the last plush toy, it’s Mardi Gras all over again. This year, I envision myself making wonderful crafts with my children out of Mardi Gras beads. And by “envision,” I mean “visualize not actualize.”  I did buy a glue gun for the last craft project I did not enjoy, and I am convinced that there is nothing one can’t do with glue gun. It’s like a good Sharpie. Everybody needs one.

Here are some of my favorite Mardi Gras bead craft ideas that I am envisioning. Most of these do not require instructions because I do not like to read instructions. I like to wing it.


I love this Mardi Gras Bead Vase. All it requires is an empty wine bottle, of which I have/will have many, some spray paint (or not) and, of course, a glue gun.


Here in New Orleans, we turn our Christmas trees into Mardi Gras trees. I love the idea of the kids making an ornament to commemorate each year. Some clear ornaments, beads and some puffy paint. Holla!

beadframe6Who doesn’t love a shiny, chic frame? I have so many ugly frames screaming for a little bead and glue gun love.


Now you know what to do with those wooden letters you always see in the isle at Michael’s.


All you need for this DIY Monogram Letter is some cardboard, beads and a glue gun… and maybe a different letter.

chandelier00For the first person to accomplish this beaded chandelier, drinks are on me.

votives.jpgThese DIY Beaded Candle Holders are simple and sweet.

For some more craft ideas using your leftover Mardi Gras Beads, hope on over to Pinterest.



Written by Ashley Bond

Ashley Bond

Founder of parenting blog, entrepreneur, underestimated disorganized overachiever.

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