Saturday, October 4, 2014

Seed Bead Sunflower On Glass DIY

I had an idea to make a sunflower out of seed beads on a glass vase.  I thought this would be great as a fall décor item.  It didn't turn out exactly how I thought it would but it is cute, different and quite easy to do. 
  • Find or draw a picture of a sunflower,  cut out and tape to the inside of a glass vase.
  • Using a glue like E6000 or thick tacky glue that will dry clear and not run on the glass, outline and fill-in the center section of the flower.
  •   Sprinkle dark brown seed beads over the glue until the entire area is covered in seed beads. Use a plate to catch the fallen seed beads so you can collect and use them again.
  • Next, fill in the petals with glue, two at a time so the glue won't dry out and sprinkle with gold tone seed beads.

  • Use a plastic spoon to shape and push the beads down on the glue and fill in any low or empty areas by sprinkling on more beads and glue if needed.
  • Let dry overnight.
  • Seal by painting the beaded sunflower with mod podge or clear varnish and allow to dry.
  • Any glue stains on the glass should be carefully cleaned with alcohol or nail polish remover on a cotton ball.

The possibilities are unlimited for decorating glass containers with seed beads and glue.  Just find a drawing you like, tape it inside the glass, outline and fill-in with glue, sprinkle on seed beads, dry overnight, seal with mod podge   .  .  . and beautify your areas!  
Take a little time to enjoy
Happy Crafting!   




  1. Your seed bead sunflower is adorable! It looks great with the flowers in it, very unique!

  2. I cannot imagine how patient you must be to work with seed beads. The vase is perfect for a fall bouquet. If you have the time, bring it over to Make It Monday - we start on Sunday at 7PM Eastern.

  3. Gail, you always come up with such wonderful and creative ideas. Love the use of seed beads. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  4. Great idea and so many possibilities (like you mentioned). Thanks so much for sharing this idea with us!

  5. This is such a great idea Gail, and I think it turned out really lovely. The vase and flowers are so perfect for fall.

  6. Great idea, turned out beautiful :)

    Thanks for linking up to #Creativemonday

  7. Perfect for fall! I'm always reminded of your beaded pumpkins this time of year!

  8. That's remarkable!! You are so creative to think of using beads to do that:0

  9. These are beautiful what a great idea..How many (bags) of beads were needed to make this project and what kind of beads did you use?Susie

  10. Oh I live this idea I have a gazillion seed beads. I bet it's pretty with the sun behind it.

  11. Gail, thank you for sharing the sunflower vase at Make it Monday.

    1. I love this project. So creative and beautiful. Good job Gail!

  12. Great project! I love how the yellow beads twinkle in the sunshine. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

  13. Hi Gail,
    I have been looking for you. I didn't know the name of your blog...and now I have found you. Forgive me I am a little slow. This is a neat idea...and I love how it turned out. Thanks so much for sharing this at The Southern Special.

  14. This is so pretty, Gail!!! Very clever and creative... I love sunflowers. I'd try this but don't think it would look as nice as yours. Thank you so much for sharing with the Creative Craft Challenge, I'm sure everyone will be inspired!

  15. Hi. Did you find that the seed beads did not fall off when you put mod podge over it? I'm working with seed beads now (hot gluing them with gorilla glue gun sticks) and I'm finding that more than a few are falling off. I have mod podge but I don't want to waste it if it won't work to make the seed beads stay. Thanks for posting this project it's super cute!


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