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Video how to make a lively Mardi Gras necklace

Mardi Gras necklace

It’s time to party with this vibrant and so lively Mardi Gras necklace from Bowdabra creator Sandy Sandler. Watch this quick and easy video tutorial and follow along as Sandy makes this cool parade necklace.

You will be proud to wear it to all your Mardi Gras festivities! And you made this fun Mardi Gras necklace quick and easy with the help of the amazing Bowdabra!

Mardi Gras necklace


  • Bowdabra
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire (26″)
  • 3 Beaded Necklaces
  • Colorful Feather Boa (3′)
  • Purple Garland (18″)
  • 2 pc Tubular Mesh (8″ each)
  • Scissors

“Hi, I’m Sandy Sandler, and today we’re going to make this really cute Mardi Gras necklace. It’s a bit over the top, but we’ll have fun with it. And so, the first thing that I’m going to do is take my Bowdabra, fold my wire in half and lay it down the long way in the Bowdabra. Next I tuck the ends underneath just to keep them out of my way.

Then what I’m going to do is I have these awesome, colorful Mardi Gras necklaces that I actually bought at the dollar store. And I got like about 10 of them together. It was really cool. I also have this really cool Mardi Gras boa, and I bought this at the dollar store as well. So, this is a really inexpensive project.

For the next step, I’m just going to layer all that in, and I think that’s probably enough. So now, I’m just going to find a little place in my boa and cut the string right here. I’m probably going to get feathers all over.

Tuck the ends in the tubular mesh

Next, what I’m going to do is take my tubular mesh, and I’ve got two pieces of tubular mesh. Oh, and one trick with tubular mesh since the ends kind of fray a little bit, so what I do is I tuck the ends inside. I make a little tuck into the tubular mesh so it won’t fray.

Then I just lay that down in there. I just had this extra piece and I’m just going to cut some pieces of this and just lay these little pieces of my garland. So, I think I’m going to cut — let’s see, another one, and just kind of fold that in there. I cut another piece and fold it in there. And I think I’ll just use it all. So, I’ll cut it in half here and lay this in and lay that in, and I think I have 5 pieces of the garland.

Finishing your necklace

To finish I will use my Bowdabra wand just to scrunch everything in there. Then I’ll bring my wire, and as always thread through the loop. Finally, I pull the two ends through my slipknot. I Pull it tight while it’s still in the Bowdabra so that when I pull it out I can just separate my ends and bring it around to the back. And I’m going to just double knot it. And we have our beautiful necklace for Mardi Gras.

Mardi gras necklace

Mardi Gras necklace

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