My 14 month old LOVES necklaces. She wears one every single day. Most of the time, they're just strands of Mardi Gras beads from the dress up bin. She does have a couple of "real" necklaces, but can a girl ever have too many accessories?
Chances are, you've already put 2 and 2 together and are 4 or 5 steps ahead of me. But. Just in case you're not? This is seriously the quickest and easiest little gift idea for any little girl that likes her "bling".
Take a handful of large beads in any shape and/or color (I obviously used 8 here).
Grab a spool of super thin ribbon in any color you want.
Start stranding beads!
I put two knots between each of my beads in this necklace, just to keep the beads spaced.
And literally 5 minutes later, my little one had a brand new necklace that she loves.
Another bonus? When it gets all nasty from the chocolate chip cookies she was scarfing after lunch, just take it off and toss it in the wash. Just be sure that you have seared the edges of the ribbon before doing so (in order to do that, just zip the raw ends of the ribbon through a flame of some sort; candle, lighter, match - whatever). But...when that ribbon starts wearing out or getting too nasty, just cut it off and re-string your beads. Easy, peasy!
I plan on making several more of these to stuff in her stocking for Christmas morning.
What do you think? And what color combos would be your favorite?