Here is what you will need:
3/8 inch ribbon
3 gumballs per necklace
2 felt hearts
metal crochet needle
- Using a metal crochet needle, pierce one side of the gumball. Hold the top of the gumball steady as you guide the needle (see photo above) move needle around in a circular motion, until you achieve the desired hole size.
2. Flip the gumball over and pierce another hole directly opposite to the first hole. If you try to poke a hole straight through both sides at once, the gumball will split.
3. Use a large needle to thread the ribbon through the gumballs. Thinner ribbon is easier to string. This is the hardest part, stringing the ribbon.
4. Tie a knot between each gumball as you string it. Remember to space them out evenly!
This cute necklace makes the perfect Valentine’s day gift for your kiddos & their friends.
Gumball Necklaces also make great gifts. I made this one (see photo on left) using red and yellow gumballs for a Beauty and the Beast birthday party. Each girl received a necklace inside a baggie as a thank you for coming gift!
Give this tutorial a try and please leave a comment below. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.