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Put those Gasparilla beads to use: Our favorite DIY crafts

The annual Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza and Gasparilla Pirate Fest are spectacular events that leave you with buckets full BEADS if you are a lucky!!! We scoured Pinterest to find some amazing DIY craft projects to finally put all of those Gasparilla beads to use! All you need is a glue gun or glue, an imagination and of course, BEADS! Enjoy and have fun!

Related: RECYLE your Gasparilla beads and get admission discounts at the Florida Aquarium 

recycle gasparilla beads

1. Coasters from

bling-pumpkin recycle gasparilla beads

2. Save the beads for Halloween and Thanksgiving DIY Pumpkins!

recycle gasparilla beads

3. A beautiful bead bowl from The Good Stuff by!

4. A super easy Gasparilla wreath for your front door from

5. Make a beautiful bead mural like this one from!

6. We love this beautiful hanging bead letter idea from! This could be super cute for your front door!

mardi gras bead planters

7. DIY bead planters from Pinterest!

esty bead frame

8. Etsy has some gorgeous bead crafts–we are so inspired by this beautiful frame, perfect for your favorite Gasparille photo!


Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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