pencil holder bead

Over at Mich L. in LA, our friend (and intrepid dollar store crafter) Michelle is constantly amazing us with her innovation. Check out her most recent reuse project: dressing ho-hum beads up in a jaunty silicone sleeve. Where did she find such a silicone sleeve, you ask? Well, come closer my children and you shall hear the tale of Mich L. and her plastic cheerios! [how to dress up beads]

The silicone “cheerios” (as she calls them) are snipped from plastic pencil holders. It turns out they are a super simple way to embellish boring beads and give them a bright, contemporary look. You can find pencil holders at the dollar store.

Project Estimate:

  • Beads, on hand
  • Pencil holders, $1
  • Headpins, $1 or on hand

Total: $1 and up