How to: Make beautiful beads from newspaper
Believe it or not, these shiny and colourful beads were once ordinary sheets of newspaper; they've been fashioned into rough globes using a papier-mâché technique.
The full instructions on how to make beads of your own is here, but the basic ideas is pretty simple: once you've made your mash and sculped it into bead shapes you'll need plenty of time (a few days) to let them dry, so maybe plan this as a holiday project. The only materials you'll need other than your daily paper are a drill to make the holes, craft paint and a bit of varnish to give your beads an extra sheen. [Via A Storybook Life]