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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DIY Gumball Necklace | Family Economics

By Tori Tait


Gumball necklaces will put a smile on any child’s face − big or small. You can make these gumball necklaces in a variety of color combinations, making them perfect party favors or special holiday treats. They are simple enough to make with your children during a rainy day in, as a fun birthday party activity or even for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day festivities!



Ribbon (any size, texture and color will work)
5-6 gumballs
Metal skewer



1.    Using a metal skewer puncture a hole through the center of each of the gumballs until you have a hole in all of the gumballs being used. Please note: This step is intended for adults only. Please ensure all sharp objects are away from children and the skewer is pointed away from your body.

2.    Next, wrap a piece of tape around one end of the ribbon and thread it through the gumball. Continue threading all of the gumballs in your desired order or pattern.

3.    After you have threaded all of the gumballs, measure out your ideal length of the necklace, and cut the ribbon using your scissors. Please note: Please exercise caution when using sharp objects around children.

4.    Tie the two ends of ribbon together making a bow to form your necklace. Optionally, use a piece of ribbon scrap to make another small bow on the necklace as an embellishment, as pictured below.


What are you favorite St. Patrick’s Day crafts? Please share your craft ideas in the comments section below!

Photos courtesy of Tori Tait.

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