DIY beaded garden stakes

What’s up, Lolly Jane readers?  I’m Kristi from the Speckled Dog and it’s my pleasure to be guest posting over here today sharing some easy DIY beaded garden stakes. This is a fast tutorial and you don’t need a lot of supplies to make your own.  What a fun way to dress up your outdoor garden!
I’d like to share with you, a really simple (AND cheap) way to add a little bling to you flower beds.  For just a few bucks each, you can make your own beaded garden stakes.  
 Here’s what you need:
  • green coated garden stake
  • drawer knob
  • glass beads
  • pliers, saw or wire cutter

I use the tubs of Mass O Glass beads (I get them at Michaels) because there’s a good mixture and most of them have holes that are big enough for the garden stake. If you use these, you might want to buy two tubs because there are some beads in there with small holes. I suppose you could strip the green coating from the garden stake to make it thinner.
The garden stake should have a little bump up next to the circular end.  The circular end becomes the bottom of the stake and  that little bump will hold the beads on the stake.  You can use pliers to straighten the circular end or you can use a saw or wire cutters to cut it off.  The latter is much easier.
Once you have a straight “bottom”, s
lide your beads on and top with the drawer pull.  
 That’s it!  Easy, right?  Come say hello at The Speckled Dog

Today’s talented guest has a must-see blog and she’s sharing her beaded garden stakes today! She has the BEST glazing technique ever:
Check out a little of what she’s transformed:

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  1. Love these for Mother’s Day gifts. Any idea what size beads I should look for (like, on Amazon)??

  2. Very cute! I love how decorative garden stakes can just brighten up any garden. Maybe I wont grow flowers, just have a yard full of these, lol.

  3. Super cute and fun idea! Thanks so much for sharing this project. AJ

  4. Lovin this- will brighten up my garden! Great tutorial! Thanks!


  5. Love the garden stakes Kristi!! What a fun colorful garden decoration!!

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