If your kids would like to give their family and friends a home-made and unique gift for the holidays, why not try this simple and economical one: necklaces made from metal washers. When I first spotted this on PINTEREST, I couldn’t believe how simple and clever an idea it was. Assemble an assortment of washers (you can get them at LOWE’S, HOME DEPOT, SEARS, or any hardware store. I actually found mine on the sidewalk. Then paint them with nail polish in desired colors. You can use several coats and colors, but let each layer dry thoroughly before adding a second coat. Then tie a ribbon or yarn through the washer to hang. For mine, I added the smaller inner washer with a piece of jewelry wire. You can also sprinkle glitter, add tiny sequins or whatever catches your eye. These are so easy and cheap to make, you can give them as party favors or to friends/neighbors as a “thank you”.
For more ways to decorate these washers, visit the washer jewelry pages on PINTEREST. http://www.pinterest.com