DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

on January 27 | in Crafts, DIY, Gift Ideas, Tutorials, Women's Fashion | by | with 4 Comments

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

As I’ve preached so many times before, my favorite craft is an easy one. I’m here to tell you that this craft should only take about 5 to 10 minutes from start to finish. Isn’t that great?! Guys, it’s a perfect Valentines Day gift for your significant other, or a great craft to do with your kids to surprise mom!!

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

As a kid, the only thing I loved about the doctors office were the wooden rollercoaster toys. Nothing took the fear of a shot away like pushing those beads along their wire frame. About a month ago, I found one at the thrift store. The beads were worn and faded, and perfect for a necklace.

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

The best part was that the toy was $3! Add in a $2 chain at Walmart, and your necklace is as cheap as it is fast to make. You could even use your own chain if you have a necklace that you’d like to repurpose.

So, if you’d like to make this easy necklace, gather your supplies and follow along!

Supplies needed:

- Wooden rollercoaster toy (Search thrift stores and Ebay)
- Chain of your choice from a craft store or Walmart, measured to your preference
- Big wire clippers or cable cutters

Use your wire clippers to cut the metal at the base, and slide the beads off onto your workspace…

DIY Wooden Bead Neckace

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

Play around with the colors to figure out what combo you’d like to use and how many, and then slide them on to your chain!

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

That’s it. You’re done. You’ve now got a stylish, trendy, & cute necklace to wear with any outfit for under $20!!

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

Are there any other toys you can think of with cute beads or other items that would make a cute piece of jewelry?? Share it with us in the comments & show us your projects on Facebook!

 

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4 Responses to DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

  1. Jana, this is so darling! One of my favorite childhood toys, they’re still fun to play with even as adults. lol Thanks for this great idea.

    Heather

  2. Oh my goodness… I didn’t see that one coming. Genius repurpose! :)

  3. Shirley Melges says:

    Another idea would be to use Legos – could glue two or more of the blocks with a ribbon sandwiched between instead of chain to make a necklace or bracelet.

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