Saturday, September 8, 2012

Drinking straw bracelets!

 Beautiful Drinking Straw Bracelet! 
I love this project because it's made with drinking straws, book pages and cord plus a couple of little things you already have!
Switch out the book pages for scrapbook paper and you're GOLDEN!
Take a look at the video and see how it's made.
Leave a comment and I'll send someone the actual bracelet, too!  How fun is that?
Version with a little less paint on the ends
Tape a book page to a straw and roll.  Secure the ends with Elmer's glue.
Cut the beads 2" long.
Paint the ends of the beads.
Tie a knot in 2 yards of cord and thread the ends of the cord through opposite ends of the beads.
Continue until you have created your cuff.
Tie a lobster claw on end of the row of beads.
Tuck the ends of the cord inside of the last bead and secure with glue. 
Not bad! Fashionable and recycled! 


  1. great idea leading me to more great ideas of how to use this. thanks.

  2. That's super cool. So much more stylish than the ones I made when I was little.

  3. Oh my gosh..I should totally get the bracelet since I am the first to comment! I would be ever so happy to have a Mark Montano original! You know I love you!

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  4. I swear I don't know where you come up with such amazing projects. You Rock! I would so love to have this bracelet!

  5. can't wait to make this! i'm wondering, i have some wallpaper samples as well, think they would work if i soak the glue off to soften them up a bit?

  6. You could use any kind of paper. I think that would be lovely.

  7. Mark, this is great. I never thought of drinking straw jewelry. Huge paper bead junkie here. Thanks for the inspiration. I featured you at my new site,

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  8. What's a wonderful system for create a nice bracelet. It inspire me to make it now. Thanks for sharing.
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