Yep, you read it right — a necklace made from Cheetos. Cheetos packaging, that is. My best friend and I have a Cheetos tradition. Whenever we travel together, we pack Cheetos and red licorice. I don’t know how it started, but we can’t travel without either.
Last year, I made her a Christmas ornament from a cleaned Cheetos bag following this tutorial:
This year, I decided to try my hand at jewelry making. My intent was to make earrings, but (CRAP ALERT), things didn’t turn out quite as I’d hoped. I won’t reiterate the ‘how to’ I followed, but the foil lining in the chip bags shrink when you bake them.
After eating and enjoying the Cheetos, I washed the bags and allowed them to dry. I needed two shrunk bags for the earrings, but I baked three to be on the safe side. Unfortunately, only one turned out well, but it ended up too big. Thus, the necklace idea was born. I glued a bale (already in my craft supplies) to the back of the bag, put in on a necklace, and voila, instant jewelry! Will she wear it? Probably not. But she’s got a one-of-a-kind show piece!