Looking for a fast, inexpensive recycled project that you will love wearing or giving as a gift?
TRY MAKING PAPER RECYCLED BEADS!
Turn junk mail,magazines, brochures, last year's calendars, and gift wrapping paper into cool beads that may be used for bracelets or necklaces.
Before taking that stack of old magazines to the recycle bin, tear out a few pages with your favorite colors...with a few quick cuts, one magazine page yields enough beads for 3 bracelets! You can wear your finished product in about 1 hour!
Everyone asks me about the cool painted, wooden beads in my bracelets...yes, those are the PAPER BEADS made from RECYCLED Pages from MAGAZINES AND BROCHURES!
Try making some recycled paper beads today...I think you will be amazed!
Step 1: SUPPLY LIST~
For one recycled paper, glass and silver bead bracelet (similar to the two pictured below), you will need:
-1 page from an old magazine, junk mail, calendar, brochure or a piece of gift wrapping paper- suggest choosing a colors you enjoy and one with a glossy finish. Don't worry about words on the page!
-A paper cutter with marked measurements or an utility/ exacto knife and ruler
-A glue stick
-Clear nail polish and a small piece of styrofoam (optional, see Step 4)
-Elastic beading cord (about 9-10")
-Leftover silver and glass beads