Every Mardi Gras it's the same thing - 'Let's see how many beads we can catch!', followed by 'what the heck do we do with all these beads?' Some creative artsy-types have found a great use for those colorful Mardi Gras trinkets, as a palette for their artistic endeavors. Here are 16 works of Mardi Gras bead art, suitable for your home, and available on Etsy.com

  • Fleur de Lis

  • Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'

  • Parrot

  • Poppy Flowers

  • Street Car

  • Fish

  • Shotgun House

  • New Orleans

  • Dragon

  • Mermaid

  • Margarita

  • Crawfish

  • Horse

  • Gator

  • Pelican

  • Masks