This little project that I´m showing you today is yet another proof to me that the universe can work in our favour and that we can attract anything we focus on! I´m serious! It has worked for me so many times, mostly in good ways. But, I´m not here today to talk about the Law of Attraction, if you like to read more about it though, here you can. And instead, let me show you how to make a wooden bead garland using a back massager. Yes! That!
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So, I had been thinking about wooden beads and a wooden bead garland for a while now. If you´ve been following me for a bit, you know, that here where I live, in the South of Spain, it can be challenging to find DIY or craft supplies. I´m almost always successful and can twist things my way, but when I was looking for plain wooden beads I had no luck.
During our Canada visit with my in-laws, I went into a Micheal’s store, determined to get me a huge pack of those wooden beads I´d been thinking of for all this time. And oh yes, they had plenty and all kinds of shapes and sizes, but I was quite shocked looking at the prize tag for a pack of 30 wooden beads. I´d need at least 5 packs and wasn´t prepared to pay so much. I checked other stores, but it was pretty much the same.
I went home, disappointed and thinking whether I should go ahead and get the overpriced wooden beads. Just a day or two before though, I had been so lucky to find lot´s of fun treasures at Goodwill. Remembering that, I got all excited again and focused on my beads. In fact, I knew I was going to get them there. I did not wish to find them or think I might find them, no, I knew they were waiting for me to be picked up at Goodwill. [now you might think i´m nuts and all you want, but that´s the attitude I had, that´s how bad I wanted these beads]
How to make a wooden bead garland using a back massager
I drove asap to Goodwill and walked the isles looking around anxiously when I saw this:
This is not the actual massager I found, but it is pretty close and I just wanted to get you an idea of how it looked. I did take a photo with my husband´s phone at the time, but it got erased accidentally…
Right there I knew that this was going to make my bead garland! After taking apart the massager at home, I soaked it in vinegar and baking soda and cleaned all those beads.
I originally planned on doodling on them with my white marker, but then changed my mind.
I painted some of the beads white, using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in old white.
Then I layed out the beads in front of me in different ways, until I found the order I liked best.
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What do you think? The law of attraction really worked for me there and I´m so happy with my bead garland. It is not very long, but still cute for spots like inside this crate draped around the little plant, don´t you think?
Thanks so much for visiting today, hope you are having a cool August week!