Aleene's® Scrapbook Paper Beads
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Aleene's® Scrapbook Paper Beads

Paper beads are a vintage favorite and Aleene's® Max Tacky Glue is super cool to use as both glue and sealer for this technique. Make these beads by the dozens and string them into necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Aleene's® Max Tacky Adhesive
  • Scrapbook Paper, 8½"x11"
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Paper Cutter
  • Wooden Skewers
  • Open Top Box (or Other Item To Hang Beads To Dry)

Project Instructions

Step 1 Mark paper with pencil in ½" increments at both top and bottom of paper.

Step 2 Using marks as guide, insert paper into paper cutter and cut strips that measure 1" wide at bottom and come to point at other end.

Step 3 Place cut strips, one at a time, face down on work surface.

Step 4 Starting approximately 2" up from wide end, apply a line of Aleene's® Max Tacky Glue along center of strip all the way to the pointed end.

Step 5 Place skewer across wide end and begin rolling paper around skewer. You want the paper to be smooth and taut but not so tight that it becomes glued to the skewer. Continue rolling until you reach pointed end.

Step 6 If needed, apply a small dab of Max Tacky Glue to pointed end to glue down securely.

Step 7 Keeping bead on skewer, apply a large dab of Aleene's® Max Tacky Adhesive over outside of bead and roll bead over finger to smooth the glue. This will now act as the sealer on the bead. (It will dry to a pretty, clear soft sheen finish.)

Step 8 Immediately transfer bead to a clean skewer. Repeat to create desired number of paper beads. Let beads dry completely.

Step 9 String as desired to create necklace, earrings or bracelet.