Summer Crafts

Beaded Necklace Sunglasses Holder
(Courtesy of MakingFriends.com)

What You Need:

* Sunglasses
* Eyeglass Holders
* Pony Beads
* Hemp
* Straws Cut into 1" Pieces
* Scissors

How To Put it All Together:

* Tie one end of the string to the metal ring on one of the eyeglass holders with a double knot.

* Slide on a pony bead, a straw piece, followed by a pony bead then another straw piece.

* Continue until the string is full except for the last 1". Tie with a double knot on to the other eyeglass holder.

* Tuck ends of cord up inside the the beads. Stretch out the elastic pieces several times to loosen. Stretch out and over the arm of the eyeglass holder.

Patriotic Love Key Ring
(Courtesy of MakingFriends.com)

What You Need:

* 6 Heart Shaped Pony Beads: (2 Red, 2 White, 2 Blue)
* Key Ring
* 8" of Red, White or Blue Rat-tail Satin Cord

How To Put it All Together:

* Cut satin cord into 8" lengths.

* Fold in half and half hitch to a key ring by placing the folded end down through the key ring and drawing the cord ends down through the folded end loop.

* Add one red, one white and one blue heart shaped pony bead to each cord string. Tie a knot at the end to hold beads in place.

Bandana Tote Bag
(Courtesy of MakingFriends.com)

What You Need:

* Two 22" Bandanas
* Fabric Scissors

How To Put it All Together:

* Lay bandanas out, wrong sides together, lining up edges as best as possible.

* Using fabric shears, cut a slit every 3/4" cutting up to the most inner printed square on the bandana. You will be cutting out the corners and discarding these small squares of fabric.

* Beginning at one of the corners, take one of the fringes from the top and one from the bottom and tie them together in a double knot. Tie one on each corner. Continue tying all around except for the top. This will be left open.

* To make handle, cut each long scrap into two equal pieces. Discard one piece and braid the other three together knotting at each end. Knot and end to each side of the bag.

* Iron the top fringes down on each side.

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