10 Creative Ways to Re-Use Mardi Gras Beads
Not sure what to do with your Mardi Gras beads after Fat Tuesday? Save them because we have some clever ideas on how to upcycle them.
These unlikely craft supplies are inexpensive and abundant. All year long they can be found at the craft and party-supply stores. Whether used all over or as an accent, these projects will have you second-guessing the act of throwing beads at strangers because you'll want to keep them for yourself.
Line a Tray or Shadow Box
Paint Them and Make a Chandelier
Add Them to Slime
Not just for Mardi Gras, these beaded necklaces are often handed out at birthday parties and school carnivals; and then find their way to the bottom of the toy box. Encourage your resident slime scientist to incorporate the beads into their latest creation. Try out this Slime Recipe.
Line a Planter
If you're growing paperwhites this winter try using Mardi Gras beads instead of aquarium gravel. Colorful and fun, plus it's a great way to recycle your beads.
Make a Hanging Planter
Bring a little boho to your beads by adding them to a DIY hanging basket. Glue beads and pompom fringe around a small basket and add your favorite plant.
Create DIY ornaments by wrapping and gluing Mardi Gras beads around clear ornaments. Hang them on your Mardi Gras tree or place them in a decorative bowl all year long.
Cover a Table
It takes a lot of beads but the results are amazing, try covering an entire table in Mardi Gras beads like artist Robert Corley. Think of the beads as a mosaic tool instead of jewelry.