You Will Need ...
  1. plastic ruler

  2. 13 beaded necklaces

  3. paper clips

  4. duct tape

  5. scissors

  6. X-Acto knife

  7. Hot glue gun

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Step 1: 

We are making a curtain that is meant to hang in a locker.  To create the proper length we are cutting each necklace in two places - exactly in half.  If you would like your beads to be longer you can cut them only in one place.  You will, however then need twice as many necklaces.

Step 2: 

It is best to work from the outside in with this project.  Start by gluing one bead at each end of the ruler.

Step 3: 

Again, working from the outside in, place a small line of hot glue one half inch apart on your ruler. One at a time glue your bead strands to the ruler.

Step 4: 

Continue in the manner until you reach the center of your ruler, where you will glue your last strand of beads.

Step 5: 

Lay a piece of duct tape approximately 14" long over the glued beads.  Leave approximately 1/2 an inch hanging over the top edge.

Step 6: 

Flip the ruler over and fold the tape over the back of the ruler.  In order to fold the ends in you will need to create a small notch with your X-Acto knife.

Step 7: 

Fold the end pieces in.

Step 8: 

Take a second piece of tape approximately 12 inches long and lay that over the back of your ruler, covering the exposed ruler and the ends you just folded in.

Step 9: 

In order to hang your curtain you will need some sort of hook.  Here we glued paper clips onto our ruler to serve as hooks.  If you will be attaching this to a metal surface you can also attach magnets to the back.

Step 10: 

If using paper clips be certain to place a piece of duct tape over the glued edge for extra security.

Step 11: 

All done.  Ready to hang wherever you like.

Age: 
Tween
Teen
Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Difficulty: 
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
Recycled: 
Plastic
Supervision: 
1 adult per 5 children