Now that the parades are all over, what are you supposed to do with the seven metric tons of beads you caught?

If you lived in New Orleans, there are plenty of recycling programs, but in the SBC, our resources for that just aren't here.

However, if you are an artist or crafter, there are plenty of cool ideas to re-purpose your throws.

There are about nine billion pins on Pinterest on this very subject!

How about a monogrammed letter?

You could also make a pretty awesome wreath!

Or add some carnival to your dining room with a beaded chandelier!

Of course, you could make it a family or school project like Rudolph Matas Elementary School did!