DIY: Upcycle Your Mardi Gras Beads

Mardi Gras (aka "Fat Tuesday") is a few days away! While I love the idea of a festival that everyone celebrates with beads, I have often wished that traditional Mardi Gras beads didn't have to look so…cheap. As it turns out, a few DIY bloggers have already come up with a solution to my problem. Scroll down to see some of the ideas they have had for Mardi Gras jewelry that I actually want to wear!

These handmade paper beads are a gorgeous take on traditional Mardi Gras beads. See the whole tutorial on Design Sponge.
These earring, hairpin, and headband ideas will be hits at your next Mardi Gras party! Details and instructions from Brit + Co.
See how much difference adding a simple tassel can make? Step-by-step photo instructions by Make it & Fake It.
Use an old or thrifted tie and oversized Mardi Gras beads to make these easy knotted necklaces. Necklace tutorial from Artstar by Aletha.

 Laissez les bons temps rouler!


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