The Insider: 4 solutions to the post-Mardi Gras bead dilemma

March 5, 2014 1:00 PM

Alicia Duplessis Jasmin

If you’ve reached that awkward moment where you’re wondering what to do with the mound of Mardi Gras beads acquired over the past couple weeks, today’s Insider has a few options for you to consider.

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#1 Decorate your mortar board
Commencement is right around the corner and you’ll soon need a way to stand out among your fellow graduates.


#2 Wear them
You’ll be surprised how Mardi Gras beads can jazz up your ensemble. If you’re feeling brave, try something a bit more ambitious. Like this:

Bead jacket

#3 Add them to the bead tree
This option doesn’t help the environment, but it's fun to do on a warm Spring day.
Bead tree

#4 Recycle them
Tulane University students have been donating beads to the Arc of Greater New Orleans for many years. Check out this video explaining how your donation helps and look for the Arc bins in the lobbies of on-campus residence halls.
Bead recycling

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