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
- clean foam meat trays
- 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.