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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tattoo Your Beads!!!

OK, OK, I know, another bead tutorial... but this one is soooo easy I can't STAND IT! Seriously! This came to me when I realized that my oldest daughter stuck a temporary tattoo on the wall. At first I was a little irritated, but then I realized that it actually looked like a wall decal. Then I started thinking... what else can I put temporary tattoos on???  This is what I came up with:

Tattoo Your Beads!


The hardest part of this is waiting for it to dry.  Seriously that easy.  Here's what you need:

  • beads (I used wooden beads from the dollar store)
  • paint (optional) (I used nail polish)
  • temporary tattoos
  • a cup of water
  • a sealant (like Mod Podge, or clear nail polish)
  • a skewer/chopstick/something to stick the bead onto 
Ready for the steps?  There's only a few, so here we go:

Start by painting your bead, if you want to.  Completely optional.  Make sure to stick the bead onto the chopstick, or whatever it is you're using first.  Let the bead dry completely.

Tattoo Your Beads!  Step 1

Peel the protective plastic sheet off of the tattoo, and stick it onto the bead where you want it.

Tattoo Your Beads!  Step 2

Stick the bead into a cup of water, leaving it until the paper starts to peel off. It doesn't take very long, maybe 10-20 seconds.

Tattoo Your Beads!  Step 3

Tattoo Your Beads!  Step 4

Carefully peel back the paper.

Tattoo Your Beads!  Step 5

Using your fingers, carefully press the tattoo down onto the bead, and smooth out any bubbles or creases.

Tattoo Your Beads!  Step 6

Add on a coat or two of a sealant, like clear nail polish or Mod Podge, and you've got a pretty bead!

Tattoo Your Beads!  Step 7

You could make these completely customizable if you print out your own tattoos... I'd love to try some with words or something that looks like handwritten script. I think they'd be so pretty!
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