Courtesy of Darice®
Diffiduclt Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 1 Hour (Not Including Dry Time)
How to Make a T-Shirt Necklace
Do you have a favorite old t-shirt with a huge hole, or that just doesn't fit anymore? You don't have to retire it, because you an repurpose it! You can use your vibrant or patterned tee to create a fashionable necklace, complete with paper straw beads.
Cut t-shirt into approximately 1 1/2" loops. The loops will curl.
Cut scrapbook paper triangles approximately 1" x 12". Adjust the width to create different size beads.
Attach to straw
Attach the wide end of the triangle to the straw using glue.
Wrap the paper around the straw and glue the point.
Make 3 to 4 beads on a straw, leaving approximately 1/2" between each bead.
Coat beads with sealer. Let dry completely.
Cut the straw apart, creating your beads.
Cut t-shirt loop
Cut a t-shirt loop open and thread beads on.
If desired, tie a knot in between each bead. Tie the end closed.