Frame Your Hama Bead Creations

It’s taken me a while to come round to enjoying Hama beads with my girls. To start with they were just too fiddly and time consuming, which inevitably ended up with tears of frustration. Then there’s the mess … those beads get everywhere!

A year on and it’s all changed. Gone are the days when the beads mainly decorated my floor. Now they are placed with great precision and care to create tiny little masterpieces. But what to do with those masterpieces? …

Put them in frames.

1. Here the girls decorated pre-coloured frames with buttons and gems.


2. These was a plain wooden frames that was painted white before decorating.

Create a beautiful framed gift useing a hama bead butterfly project


3. If you’re feeling really adventurous create a collage background to stick the Hamas bead creation on.

Tulle scraps created the background to the dolphin and shell beads were used to decorate the frame.

Coloured sand was used to create the back ground in this picture and felt scraps used to make the tree.

They look fantastic when framed and make great presents for family.

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15 Responses to Frame Your Hama Bead Creations

  1. HELEN says:

    great idea….ours usually end up back in the box with the beads or fiddled with & broken….now we shall make them into presents for the Grandparents!!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Some really lovely ideas, you have made some beautiful creations!

  3. Julie says:

    Cute idea. We have literally over one hundred of these. My kids love them. I was thinking of using them for Christmas orniments.

  4. Cheryl says:

    Brilliant idea, I love the different ways of creating the backgrounds too.

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  6. Fab idea! We have not used Hama beads yet, but when they are older they look like fun!

  7. Sciencespark says:

    These are beautiful and I love the button frame!
    Thanks for linking to science sparks Fun Sparks!

  8. Mammasaurus says:

    Super idea! We use the really cheap IKEA wooden frames for things like this – we have framed all sorts of but nor Hama beads… we’ll give it a whirl – thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Mary says:

    I’ve never used these – they look fun!

  10. How cute are these? And such a great idea to frame your creations.. in the past ours have fallen apart to much dismay and sadness 🙁

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  11. DKL Toys says:

    Really love what you have done here, what a great idea.

  12. I love this! We are still in the frustrated phase! Ha! xx

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