DIY Message Beads

4 Materials
4 Hours

An easy and stylish way to help you remember something you need to do or something you shouldn't forget.


You'll need wooden beads, spray paint, sand paper, twine, and a clothes pin.


The beads used here had a predrilled hole on one side. Using toothpicks and a piece of foam, give the wooden beads a coat of paint.

Drill second hole

Once the paint has dried, carefully drill a hole on the other side of the bead.

Paint other side

Give another quick coat of paint to the under side of the beads. Once they'e dry, sand them to give the beads a distressed look.

String the beads.

Using a piece of wire, thread the twine through and insert into the hole of the beads, stringing them together. Once you get a good length of beads, create a loop that is big enough to fit over a door knob. Insert the twine through the metal spring of the clothes pin and thread back through the lower portion of beads.

Create tassel

When you get to the end, don't cut anything just yet. Using thicker twine, cut a large group of strands all the same length. Using the twine that is outside the beads, tie them around the middle of the larger twine bundle.

Finish the tassel

Fold the larger twine in half and using the thinner twine, wrap around the folded larger twine to create a tassel. Tie off with a couple of knots.


These are perfect for a stylish way to leave messages or make reminders for yourself and your loved ones. They also make the perfect gift. You can opt to not add the clothes pin and use them in your decor.

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  • Wanda Rodgers Wanda Rodgers on Jul 05, 2020

    I cannot find this in your blog so need more information. What size beads did you use and approximately how many? The rest looks pretty straight forward. Do love the idea for myself and to give as gifts.


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