Handicraft Instructions Bead Wall Holder
Versatile and Creates Order: a Bead Wall Holder for Hanging Up Kitchen Rolls, Towels and More
We probably all know the following situation: We're often bothered by everyday objects such as scarfs or kitchen rolls lying or standing around, getting in our way. Or we keep misplacing them quickly. Hanging them up is the solution! A wall holder made of beads, which can easily hung on a hook or nail, is a particularly stylish way of doing this.
These instructions from Schnullerkettenladen show you how to make such a holder made of beads yourself. It has a pull-out stick, so it is not closed. Thus, you can also use it to hang rolls such as kitchen rolls or toilet paper rolls. If you want to hang up towels, tea towels, scarves, neckerchiefs or the like instead, check out the mentioned and pictured closed bead wall holders below as alternatives.
In our example we're using silicone beads as well as silicone rings, which are suitable for humid rooms such as kitchens or bathrooms. If you want to hang something in your bedroom, living room or children's room, using wooden beads and wooden rings is also a nice idea.
If making our kitchen roll holder, you should definitely use satin cord. This is because our PP-polyester cord does not fit 4 times through the 15 mm silicone beads that are located between the two bead strands and the hanging ring. In addition, the cord is visible in all 3 bead holder variations, so that a colour-matched satin cord looks particularly pretty.
We recommend these instructions to experienced handicraft enthusiasts, as steps 5 to 8 in particular can be somewhat tricky. Discover our other handicraft instructions for living accessories – among them you will also find simpler handicraft projects. We wish you lots of fun trying them out!
The handicraft material you need for making a bead wall holder:
The small tools you need:
Handicraft Material for Bead Wall Holders:
Step 1: Experimenting With Beads
Arrange the rings and beads until you like your design. One of those rings is meant to be hung on a nail or hook. The other two rings will hold the round stick. You will eventually use that stick to slide a kitchen roll or toilet roll over it.
Also choose lots of colourful beads for two bead strands as well as a few beads connecting both strands with the hanging ring.
Step 2: Preparing the Stringing
For the first bead strand, double one metre of satin cord. String a ring and slide it to the point where the doubled cord forms a loop.
For easier stringing we're using a little trick: Put the two cord ends together so that one of them protrudes about 2 centimetres. Now melt both ends slightly with a lighter. Use your fingers or tweezers to press the lower cord end slightly against the protruding one. This way you can string the beads onto the double cord more easily thanks to the protruding end.
Step 3: Stringing the First Bead Strand
Thanks to the fused cord ends, you can now easily string the first strand's beads.
Step 4: Stringing the Second Bead Strand
The next step is easier, because you already know it: repeat steps 2 to 3 for the second bead strand.
Step 5: Stringing the Last Beads
Now we want to string beads onto the two bead strand's 4 cord ends. Those last beads will lead to the hanging ring.
If you're using wooden beads with a 15 mm diameter, you can easily slide them over the fused cord ends.
However, if you use 15 mm silicone beads as in our example, you have to proceed differently: You can pass the first two cord ends through the beads as described above. The third as well as the fourth cord end need a little trick: Thread a piece of yarn through a sewing needle. Pierce one end of each cord end with the needle and knot the thread. This way you can easily pull the last two cord ends through the silicone beads.
Step 6: Making the First Knot
Now let's attach the hanging ring to our bead construction. First, make a simple knot around the ring with all 4 cord ends.
Step 7: Making the Second Knot
Make another simple knot by using all 4 cord ends. This time, however, you wrap the cord ends around the previous knot. Tighten the knot on the side that is meant to be the back.
Step 8: Making the Third Knot
Now make a final simple knot, this time by taking two cord ends in each hand and knotting them together.
Step 9: Welding the Cord Ends
Carefully shorten the cord ends with scissors. Then fuse them with a lighter's flame. If necessary, you can press them together with tweezers.
Step 10: Finishing the Bead Wall Holder
Now all you have to do is add the stick that will hold the kitchen roll and you're done! Hopefully, your DIY bead wall holder will serve you well in everyday life and will beautify your living space for a long time.
Important Notes for Using Bead Wall Holders
Please observe the following notes regarding the use of your self-made bead wall holder:
Variations and Advantages of Using a Bead Wall Holder for Hanging Kitchen Rolls, Towels, Scarves and More
Hanging everyday objects is just very practical. Especially useful and pretty are hand-made holders made of wooden beads or silicone beads. This way, neckerchiefs, scarves, kitchen rolls, towels or tea towels are always ready to hand – exactly where we need them in everyday life's hectic hustle and bustle.
However, these instructions can be modified. If you do not need to open the bead wall hanger in order to hang up your desired item, you can also recreate the following round holders shown on the picture's bottom left and right:
How about matching your bead wall holder's colours to your personal style of living? Tone-in-tone with your wall colour, your bed linen or your chest of drawers, your new DIY project will fit in wonderfully with your individual home.