DIY octopus beads

     As my blog name suggests, I love things from the sea and where can you find an octopus...in the sea so it's pretty awesome to me when I can bring a sea related post to my blog despite living in the mountains of Idaho.

DIY octopus beads; cute little craft using beads and glue. Bottle cap shown for size.
Three different octopi on a bottle cap.
Left; uses a smaller bead.
Middle; has a wire attached.
Right; no wire attached.
     You will need round beads and snowflake beads similar to this. Sorry that I don't have any sizes, the round beads came from a box full of random stuff I bought at a thrift shop and the snowflake beads were from Amazon but I've lost the link to them.

     You will also need hot glue and a glue gun and paint, I used nail polish because mine are all getting old and goopy and I wanted to use up some of them before they ended up that way too. I think acrylic will work but I suggest a couple coats of sealant to keep it from flaking off the plastic. Although if you have matching beads you won't need paint except for the eyes.

DIY octopus beads; cute little craft using beads and glue. Underside of octopus bead.

     Glue snowflake to bead...now decorate. Seriously it's that easy. I used needle nose pliers to hold the bead but the rest of it was pretty easy.

DIY octopus beads; cute little craft using beads and glue. Octopus bead invasion.

     I suggest using a pin to support the octopus so you can paint most of it at once, you can poke it through a piece of cardboard with the point up to hold the octopus where you can paint it freely and get most of it painted in one go. The eyes were just dots, one larger dot of white with a smaller dot of black in the center.

DIY octopus beads; cute little craft using beads and glue. Octopus bead has claimed this candy mountain as his own.
Octopus bead has claimed this mountain as his own.

     Not sure what I'll use these for yet, but I'm sure I'll come up with something.

Note; When you use nail polish or spray paint, anything with fumes, please use a well ventilated room or outside.

Disclaimer; I want a giant plush octopus or squid...actually I don't know how this is a disclaimer. Oops...oh well. Tentacled Sea Aliens Rule!!!...okay too much coffee for me. Put down the cup and walk away before plans for some sort of giant tentacled sea alien creature project that will fail is even planned out. Mermaid out.

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