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Project

Pipe-Cleaner Jewelry

Materials

  • 12-inch-long pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Pliers

Steps

  1. Step 1

    To create the flower shape, fold pipe cleaner in half, and starting at the fold, create three zigzags on one side, each about the width of your thumb. Repeat on the opposite side, and then pull ends together to form a flower shape. Bend the ends down and overlap so they interlock. Twist together and flatten ends to the bottom.

  2. Step 2

    To create the ring and "the flower's center," choose another pipe cleaner, and leaving about 1 1/2 inches on the end, crisscross the pipe cleaner between all "the petals." With the leftover pipe cleaner, create a loop around your finger.

  3. Step 3

    Twist to hold in place, trimming excess with scissors, if necessary. The edges can be sharp, so after cutting use pliers to turn them in.

Source
Martha Stewart Living Television

Reviews (32)

  • MarthaFanPatty 18 May, 2010

    Can you please Include better instructions for my granddaughter ...she has disablities and this one is VERY,very Confusing for her! thanks for caring :)

  • 21chickens 21 Feb, 2010

    The directions are not clear enough . I am not really sure which one that is being made. It looks like the same directions for three different rings in the photo. Did anyone else have this problem?

  • 21chickens 21 Feb, 2010

    The directions are not clear enough . I am not really sure which one that is being made. It looks like the same directions for three different rings in the photo. Did anyone else have this problem?

  • 21chickens 21 Feb, 2010

    The directions are not clear enough . I am not really sure which one that is being made. It looks like the same directions for three different rings in the photo. Did anyone else have this problem?

  • aStarr4u 19 May, 2008

    I think these are great! My DD (almost 10) is going to have a slumber party for her birthday and wants to make these. You could use these as decorations on shoes (flip flops, crocs, sandles etc.) You could also wrap them on a hair clip. Big bright flowers are a big fashon trend right now.

  • amberleavitt 15 May, 2008

    I went out and bought pipecleaners just for this craft today. My two year old daughter is going to love this craft! Thanks for keeping the little ones in mind too :)

  • TriciaJay 15 May, 2008

    This looks like a great idea for younger girls who like crafts.

  • merimaye 15 May, 2008

    I am actually going to use this idea for a bachelorette party this weekend! It will be fun for all the girls to make the night we are just hanging out. We can wear them the next night with all of our bridal party gear. I think it is a PERFECT craft. Use your imagination I am sure it could be used for other things then just a ring!!

  • bunnyandrosie 15 May, 2008

    I have to agree with the no's on this one. I did not sign up for pre school crafts from MS. Hoped for better from this site.

  • MAndreyo 15 May, 2008

    I must say - I get the martha crafts each day and have never considered to make any of them. Today was the first one, and I thought I could... NOT... I can't even figure out how to fold the pipe cleaners... :( My poor 3 year old daughter is doomed to a life of non-creativity.) Anyone able to help me? I like the simplicity of the idea and something that I could get into with my daughter, but just was not able to bend it correctly...

  • Pinksoles 14 May, 2008

    I am a preschool teacher and I definitely plan on making these rings for the little girls in my class. This craft takes me back to the days when you could make a ring out of a dollar bill or a chain from gum wrappers. Lighten up Winterbeach. By the way, learn how to spell.

  • grannylannie 14 May, 2008

    lighten up ladies!! if you had a 3 and 5 year old granddaughters like I do you would love this idea. They will be thrilled to make and they are so easy and don't require a ton of time or products. Thanks

  • Joannette 14 May, 2008

    I love this idea. I will be having a spend-a-night party this weekend with girls ages 6-9 and I will try this as a past time. Sounds like something they will love. Thanks
    bamagurly07

  • artlikebread 14 May, 2008

    Apparently this craft is quite controversial. Of course not everyone is going to like every craft. This type of comment board is a place where we can express our thoughts about THE CRAFTS, not other crafters. If you don't agree with someone don't make assumptions or attack their personal life. I do think it's appropriate for people to express their opinions, POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE about the CRAFTS. Let's keep it civil, people.

  • Freckld_Face 14 May, 2008

    Hmm. I agree with you winterbeach; it seems like the MS Team is grasping for new ideas with this one. But then, I don't have children. Maybe this is a good one for little girls? Even that is hard to say, I was into Tonka trucks when I was little.

  • YvonneHvr 14 May, 2008

    I also think this is a cute idea for the little girls in our lives. Winterbeach I feel sad for you, I can only guess that you don't have a little girl to share with. Perhaps you could volunteer as big sister and then you can understand what the rest of us see in this little project. sending you love.

  • dottikins 14 May, 2008

    I was always taught "If you can't say something nice, say nothing at all." I think the craft is cute, especially for mother/daughter projects. Great for VBS too.

  • aintnomarthastewart 14 May, 2008

    I think this is a perfect little craft for Moms and daughters to do together and it would be a fun craft for a B'day party or slumber party.

  • elsiemike 14 May, 2008

    What a great idea!!!!! It would be a fabulous craft for a little girls birthday party or sleepover. Can't wait to try it.

  • winterbeach 14 May, 2008

    When I look at this all I see is mass consumerism and moretrinkets for the landfill. What happened to the really great, innovative singular craft ideas that Martha wasnce so famous for. These are chessey.

  • PatriciaStreet 14 May, 2008

    What a great and inexpensive idea! I'll stash this away for a girls VBS craft, and make some with my grand-daughter Cora in advance. At 4 years old, the bigger and brighter the jewelery the better for her.

  • redguide 14 May, 2008

    Super idea. I am taking my 18[!!] Brownies away to camp at thhe end of the month. Have to have a grab bag of stuff in case it rains. We are taking this for sure.........RG
    PS Also good to have in the house for visiting grandchildren.

  • LuvMaerz 14 May, 2008

    Would make cute favors/napkin rings for a little girls party!

  • ddaiseygirl 14 May, 2008

    I am planning a little girls tea birthday party for my daughter and this craft is going to be a great addition to the favor bags.. We are also going to do the "no sew" felt purse craft at the party. Great ideas!! I can't get enough!!

  • akemico 14 May, 2008

    Fun idea and whimsical too. I agree that this would be perfect for a easy party craft project or a "make and take." This is just a creative extension of the cute pipe cleaner animals featured in a past Martha Kids Mag. I like it!

  • 1234sana 14 May, 2008

    What are you being rude about ? This a family things for all ages especially for women and children. If you like crafts and make things... you are the children.
    As for wduke2 enjoy the moment. Beside, children crafts are so much fun and easy to do. I like this one and many other things. Enjoys!!!

  • Sockey 14 May, 2008

    Our church is having a Father's Day bake sale and these will make great handouts to any child that decorate's a cookie for dad!

  • Anna_Marie 14 May, 2008

    Summer is almost here, and this is definitely a cute craft geared toward younger girls with adult supervision. Great favor for birthday parties or a rainy-day project. I think if you had a good variety of colors and maybe add in some beads, young girls would love to create these rings! I like the way Martha is branching out, and that not all of her projects have to be high-end masterpieces.

  • bearsforever 14 May, 2008

    I agree completely with wduke2. I expect much more from the folks at Martha Stewart. PLEASE - no more stuff like this unless you title it CRAFTS FOR LITTLE CHILDREN.

  • tonitruj 14 May, 2008

    I think this idea is fun and super easy! I will definitely be doing this craft today with my niece, she loves jewelry. For some reason I highly doubt she'll have a problem with them being pipe cleaners as long as they're pink, look like flowers and she can wear them. GREAT idea!

  • wduke2 14 May, 2008

    OK they are cute, but who is going to wear them? I'm not and I doubt my daughter will. Seriously, this is not a Martha Stewrt type craft. I'm thinking that Michaels carries her stuff so she is recipricating by showing their products. Not that great an idea.

  • Cleanfreak88 14 May, 2008

    This is such a cute idea! This would make a great goodie bag gift item for a 6-7 year old's party. It would also be a good idea for a Brownie Swap It as well.