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How can you make crafts from buckeye nuts?

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Make crafts from buckeye nuts by stringing them into a necklace, adding colored beads and securing the baubles by knotting the cord. This 45-minute project requires dried buckeye nuts, a drill, a 1/16-inch drill bit, colored beads, a necklace cord, scissors and pliers.

  1. Pierce the nuts

    Place a dried buckeye nut in the pliers, and tighten the clamp. Drill a hole through the center of the nut, open the pliers, and set the nut aside. Repeat this process with the rest of the nuts. Do not tighten the pliers excessively because dried buckeye nuts are prone to cracking.

  2. Plan the design

    Set the buckeyes and beads on a flat surface. Arrange them into a symmetrical design so that the nuts are evenly interspersed between the beads.

  3. String the nuts and beads

    Cut a length of necklace cord that is several inches longer than you want the finished necklace to be. Tie a double knot at one end of the cord. Slip the beads and drilled buckeye nuts over the other end, and secure them with another knot.

  4. Finish the necklace

    When you are finished stringing the necklace, tie a knot very close to the last bead or nut. To wear the necklace, tie the ends together in a bow.

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