Finding new things to do with a hama bead creation is always a challenge worth taking on; I particularly like 3D items, especially if they are useful. This particular ghost pattern, converted into a pot for holding glowsticks, possibly pushes the boundaries of actually being useful, but it is fun!
Maddy made up these patterns; while I tend to go for interlocking designs, she decided she would stitch them together. I love the way this looks; it gives it a really different finish and perfect for a spooky pot!
It’s a very simple set of patterns, all made in green glow in the dark hama beads. Once made and ironed on one side, Maddy stitched them together in a square. There are two designs of ghost and they alternate around the square base.
Once stitched, a painted toilet roll tube went down the middle to support the ghosts. We actually covered ours with black card for speed, but felt or paint would work better. It’s now a perfect storage pot for all those glowsticks you have hanging around!
One thing that occurred to me afterwards was that if the tips of the hands and the bottom row of the ghost were done in white, rather than glow, they will look like they are floating when in the dark. I think that would be an extra good spooky effect that wouldn’t alter the look of them when the light was on.
Here are the printable patterns for the pot. We really hope yoooooooooooou have plenty of fun with it!
For a spooky graveyard scene in hama beads, visit BeadMerrily for a brand new pattern set.