I have to tell you that I was just a tad nervous about guesting since I am a "baby blogger", but my sweet hubby said, "Go for it!", so here I am. Today I'm gonna share a craft using old paper, which is my daughter Amelia's favorite...paper jewelry.
First of all let me just say that I just love pretty paper. I'm a paperaholic at heart, but my budget just doesn't have an open spot for a paper category right now....a girl can dream, right? So, imagine how delighted I was when I discovered that you can make beautiful things from old paper and magazines...really? I was a little skeptical at first, but "what to my wondering eyes should appear?"...Pinterest love like these..
Supply list: old magazines or colorful paper, glue, toothpicks, exacto knife or scissors, jewelry cord, styrofoam or cardboard lid to stick toothpicks in, extra beads if you like, and patience. First I needed colorful paper from magazines like these...
|Mark off every 1/2 inch|
|Mark off both sides of page|
|Cut across entire page|
|Narrow to wide...then wide to narrow across page|
|Wrap strip tightly around toothpick|
|Glue end to save your bead|
|Finished paper beads|
|Extra silver beads for bling|
Hope y'all enjoyed my paper jewelry craft as much as I loved sharing. If so, you may like these too...