Tuesday, February 12, 2013

ten garlands in ten days: bead easy

This garland is super simple yet packs a colorful punch! The best part is it can be done while chilling out witha favorite flick or handed over to your kiddos to do. 
Mostly made of plastic pony beads, this garland uses yarn to string on along with a darning needle that has a large eye. If you use embroidery floss instead, you'll probably be able to use more beads froma bucket assortment. I picked up my bucket of beads many years ago from Michael's.
So, dump your beads into a bowl or tray, grab a length of yarn or embroidery floss, a needle with a large eye and get to it! You might need a needle threader to get the yarn onto the needle. I used a scrap piece of paper in lieu of a threader (kinda like this). If your a doing this with a child (older than four please) a shoelace might make a better bet and stick with large pony beads. 

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