Much of my childhood was filled with DIY projects with my grandma from pillows to puff paint to iron on tee shirt designs. This year in my stocking I had one of my grandma’s potato bead necklaces and while I was home a quick tutorial on how-to make these wallet friendly pieces… though I prefer the ones made by Grandma.
Peel a potato and cut into 1 inch cubes. Thread them onto a skewer to dry which also makes the hole to slide on ribbon (or stretchy jewelry cord) later. Let dry for about a week. Paint, thread, tie & gift! I wear mine as a necklace, hair accessory, belt, and bracket!
Voilà! A little twist here, tuck there and the beads hit the town! Thanks Grandma!
4 thoughts on “DIY: Grandma’s Potato Beads”
How lovely, what a wonderful DIY – easy, and pretty too!
grandmothers are amazing. they know how to do everything from making necklaces to making you feel like the most important person in the universe.
So pretty! Perfect!!
Her hands are so beautiful. Very sorry for your loss, Jamie.