This Friday’s DIY tutorial comes from Brittany and Sara, craft bloggers extraordinaire at One Charming Party. Their delightful blog is all about party planning and DIY tips and tricks to create wonderful, unique celebrations for all the special people in your life. Be sure to check it out when organising your next bash!
Today, Brittany and Sara are sharing a simple tutorial for making your very own gumball necklace, as pictured above. It would be an adorable piece of dress-up jewellery for a little girl, or maybe even for her mama! Read on for instructions, but before you do, please note that this tutorial is not to be used for commercial purposes. So you can wear or gift the necklace, but please don’t sell it :) Now, without further ado:
“1. Using a metal skewer, pierce one side of the gumball. Hold the top of the gumball steady as you guide the skewer (see photo). This will prevent the skewer from slipping off the slick surface of the gumball.
2. Flip the gumball over and pierce another hole directly opposite to the first hole. If you try to poke a hole straight through both sides at once, the gumball will crack.
3. The hardest part is stringing the ribbon. Use a large needle to thread the ribbon through the gumballs. Thinner ribbon is easier to string. Tie a knot between each gumball as you string it.
Tip: Look for bags of single colored gumballs at your local party supply store.”