Make Your Own Sacrifice Beads

I found these amazing directions for making sacrifice beads! St. Therese used beads on a string as a child to count the acts of love she did for God. They’re now known as “Sacrifice Beads” or  “Good Deed Beads”. When you do an act for God, you push a bead across the string in, and the bead stays put! They’re very popular during lent given the season of sacrificing.

The Little Ways includes a tutorial for making sacrifice beads,
Karen in Mommyland also posted some directions


  1. I want to say Thank you for such a Beautiful Blog you have been award the Beautiful Blog award but also all of your hard work! God bless you and your family!

  2. Alicia@Playing With Paper says

    Great idea! You may see this one on my blog when we get a chance to make them! SO SO glad I found your blog!

  3. JOYfilled Family says

    My girls love making these. In fact I have my Little Flowers group make them every year at the start of a new session. They find someone to give them to if they already have a set.
    I'm glad you posted the tutorial from The Little Ways. I have been using their instructions but could not recall the source. Their tutorial is very easy to follow.
    Keep sharing all your free ideas and new finds!
    Pax Christi – Lena

  4. Dear Lacy,
    I am so impressed with all the wonderful activities and ideas you share.
    Thank you for putting this together.
    God Bless

  5. Amazing_Grace says

    Those sacrifice beads are so pretty. The kids will really enjoy making them and adults will too! 🙂

  6. Angie @ Many Little Blessings says

    Thanks so much for mentioning the new toolbar and Catholic Mothers Online. You already know that I love your site. I was actually talking about it with some of the people at our homeschool co-op this week. (Since about 15+ of my FB friends are now fans, so that was some of those people.)

  7. Our Legion of Mary has a first Saturday Potluck , bonfire, rosary. The the first Saturday of March we made the Sacrifice Beads, for Lent, the children loved the project. and the adults did too. Thank you for your many projects and ideas.

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