How to Make Beaded Necklaces

Beads and Baubles Necklace

Ordinary household items can become a beautiful necklace.
Ordinary household items can become a beautiful necklace.

Turn common household items into a fashionable beads and baubles necklace. Just a few items are all you need to make a special necklace for a friend.

What You'll Need:

  • plastic drinking straws
  • assorted colors permanent markers
  • scissors
  • clean foam meat trays
  • pencil
  • yarn or embroidery floss
  • clear tape

Step 1: Color several drinking straws with permanent markers. Cut them into 1/4-, 1/2-, and 1-inch lengths.

Step 2: Cut a few fun shapes from foam meat trays -- before using, wash the foam in hot, soapy water. Decorate the shapes with markers, then punch a hole in the center of each foam bead using the tip of a pencil.

Step 3: String the straws and foam beads on colored yarn or embroidery floss. Putting a bit of tape around one end of the yarn makes it easier to string.

Step 4: Tie the ends of the yarn or floss together in a bow.

You'll have the coolest costume at your next Halloween party when you wear the necklace on the next page.

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