As I have just reached 10,000 subscribers over on my YouTube channel, I am celebrating by giving you two free digital downloads to use in your crafts.
News flash – I have now created a special page where will find all my free printables in one place. You no longer need passwords to access them and I have also put in the YouTube tutorial links showing you how to use most of the free printables. Click here to go to the page.
How to make round paper beads is a question I get asked by crafters all the time.
One of my YouTube viewers asked this question recently, so Abie M. – here are a couple of ideas for how to make round paper beads.
And as Alison K. also asked me for ideas on how to make beads from toilet tissue (see the pretty turquoise beads above), I decided to combine answering those two questions in one video.
You can watch that video over on my YouTube channel by clicking here.
First of all, in the video I made on how to make round paper beads, you will see me making these small round beads.
And to make these paper beads, I designed a template in two parts which is my first digital download giveaway of this post.
To get the round paper bead digital downloads, look at the links below and see which one you need.
I have made them in US Letter size and UK A4 size – so click whichever you need.
US Letter Size Templates
UK A4 Size Templates
Make sure you get both parts. And once you have them, watch the video on how to use them.
If you are wondering how to make round paper beads, you will find this template really helpful but you must print it onto the same thickness of paper that I did to get the same look.
I used 200 gsm heavyweight matt coated paper from Rymans in the UK but I believe the US equivilent to the UK 200 gsm is around 110 lb but you may want to check that conversion out yourself.
So that’s one way to make roundish paper beads. Below you can see more round paper beads that I made with toilet tissue.
When you are thinking of how to make round paper beads – you may not immediately think of using toilet tissue 🤔
But toilet tissue makes fabulous round beads that are extremely hard and durable if you follow the instructions I give in the video.
YouTube viewer Alison K. asked about making beads from toilet tissue and so I made the ones you see here.
I have used this method many times before, but usually using decorative table napkins instead of toilet tissue.
These are quite bulky to have as bracelet beads, unless you love the chunky look – I strung eight beads on a length of black 1mm round elastic and wore them as a necklace slung quite low.
I absolutley love turquoise, black and gold together and I show you in my tutorial how I decorated the beads to get this look.
But you can decorate yours however you want of course.
And now we come to the second paper bead strip design giveaway.
In the tutorial, how to make round paper beads, I have included a quick video showing you how to make these beads with tips on how to finish them really nicely.
There are a couple of things you can do when rolling beads like these to make them look more professional and I include those tips in the video.
And here are your free downloads for making these beads.
Was my ‘How To Make Round Paper Beads’ video useful to you?
If you used either of the free printable templates let me know how you got on by commenting over on my YouTube channel.
And if you are still stuck at home, you might like to visit my Amazon shops for some supplies I use in my tutorials:
Hopefully you will now have some idea of how to make round paper beads – thanks for being here and see you next time with more crafty ideas.😎