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I created these when i found that the inside of the plastic folders would break if you put too much in them. Being the packrat that i am, i did not want to get rid of them!! So i made what i always need... BEADS!

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  • How to make a beads. Neon Beads - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find one of your plastic file folders from school. This should be one of the thicker ones so the beads are more solid.

  • How to make a beads. Neon Beads - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the folder into strips that are the size of the bead that you want.

  • How to make a beads. Neon Beads - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now roll the plastic and glue down the end with hot glue. Hold until the glue cool or dip it in water.

  • How to make a beads. Neon Beads - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now, take your hot glue gun and begin to cover the out side with the hot glue. Use a motion going back and forth for maximum coverage.
    As you cover the bead dip it into your cup of water to cool it down so you can touch it.

  • How to make a beads. Neon Beads - Step 5
    Step 5

    And...your done!! Please show you own versions if you make them. I would love for someone to improve on them!

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
Super cute!
Sammie_Kay · Florida, New York, US · 5 projects
very kute =]
JuliaFuentes · Hermosillo, Sonora, MX · 2 projects
that's so cool
Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 16 projects
ha!! this is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kiki · Canada, CA · 6 projects
Aw dang. I had a neon green folder and red folder that I threw out already. So would have done this if I hadn't!
Karen B.
Karen B. · United States, US · 4 projects
oh yay! End of the school year crafts :-D

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