Here are a few of the cute necklaces my YW made at our activity. They all turned out soo cute I wish I had pictures of all of them! The girls had a great time, and they were all so creative.
My sister in law gave me the idea. She had seen something on pinterest (HERE). They used a nail to drill the holes for but I thought a drill press would work much faster!
I bought the gumballs at Sams Club. I don't have a membership so I got online and got a one day pass. Just google Sams club one day pass and get a reference number. The gumballs were $18.88 for a pack of 850. GREAT DEAL! I drilled 425 in about 40 minutes.
Step 1. Position drill press correctly. I used a 5/32 drill bit for the hole.
Step 2. Drill a hole all the way through the gumball. So you have a hole on both sides of gumball. I chose to drill right through the double bubble logo.
Step 3. I cut my ribbon to the length I wanted and threaded the end to a quilting needle. I only needed to thread it through a little bit.
Step 4. Thread on gumballs. So easy!! On the one above we tied a little knot in between each gumball. But others we just threaded the gumballs right next to each other.