My husband and I attended the Great American Beer Festival MANY years ago while we were still living in Denver, Colorado. When we arrived, we noticed so many people in line were wearing huge necklaces made of pretzels. We came to find out that these snack-laces were a clever end run around the festival’s policy of not allowing outside food into the event. If you wore your snacks in as jewelry, you were allowed to bring it in. Pretzel necklaces are the answer!
TWO WAYS TO MAKE PRETZEL NECKLACES
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE DIY PRETZEL NECKLACES
You can use inexpensive pretzels to make these necklaces which makes them delicious and affordable! I made necklaces for each member of my family to wear to the beer fest we recently attended, and they were a lifesaver.
NOTE: I thought I would add a special treat to our necklaces and add in a few chocolate/yogurt-covered pretzels. DO NOT repeat my mistake! Melted chocolate all over my neck. Not a good look.
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- embroidery thread or cording
HOW TO MAKE PRETZEL NECKLACES
Not only are pretzel necklaces a great way to avoid spending a lot of extra money at the food trucks at those summer festivals, but they are great palate cleansers in between beer tastings. That regional amber is going to taste like water if you drink it right after sampling an imperial stout.
Watch this short video to see how to do each technique. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fun tutorials like this! These are great to take to summer festivals, beer tastings, or Oktoberfest.
WOVEN PRETZEL NECKLACES
I put together a quick video showing you how to make two different styles of pretzel necklaces. The woven pretzel necklaces look really cool but don’t allow for as many snacks per necklace. They also require a longer piece of string than the stacked pretzels.
STACKED PRETZEL NECKLACES
The stacked pretzel technique looks kind of crummy but gives you the best necklace-to-pretzel ratio. This is the best way to get as many snacks into the event as possible. Just be sure you use thick string or cording to maintain the structural integrity of the necklace.
PRETZEL NECKLACE VARIATIONS
I have only made pretzel necklaces before, but I have seen some wild variations on the snack necklace from other attendees and festival goers. I have seen people add string cheese sticks, beef sticks, chips, and more to their necklaces.