Tuesday, February 9, 2010

DIY Necklaces and Like Father, Like Daughter

Want to beat those tired of this winter blues?
How bout making yourself some necklaces to spruce up your wardrobe?
We did both of these at our last MOPS and it was a lot of fun. I'm sure you have all the supplies to at least make the t-shirt necklace and maybe some of you are lucky enough to have the supplies on hand for the washer necklace. These things are all over the worldwide web. I can be creative, but not this creative.
They're cute, and best of all cheap, cheap, cheap.

#1 Washer Necklace
tutorial here
So here is mine. Pretty, huh? I like, because it's pretty but also a little edgy.

It's a little tricky to get it started, but once you do it only takes about 15 minutes. I was on a budget so just use some ribbon I found of clearance, but once this weather cooperates I'm going to go get me some pretty satin ribbon and try it again. *Plus* washers are about 2 or 3 cents a piece. CHEAP!

#2 T-Shirt Necklace.
I first learned about this when I received one as a gift from my amazingly crafty sister-in-law. I love it. Then when I googled it and saw how easy they were I couldn't believe it. Plus, I have all the supplies on hand. Are you ready for this? It's amazing!

Take some old t-shirts of the nice, sturdy cotton variety. Either adult or large children size. Plain or patterend.

Cut into 1" strips. *Doesn't have to be perfet. You can cut all your strips from the same shirt or use a few different ones. I used some XL boys shirts. If you use little kid shirts it'd probably be best for bracelets.
Take each strip and hold by the seams...and pull. The strips magically curl up.
 Then take each strip by the seam again and loop them around twice. Do this to each piece and gather the necklace by all the seams.
 Take some scrap and hand stich to cover up the seams.
 Ta-Da! A necklace. Wouldn't an all white one be pretty for summer?
I had a crafty friend also show how to make these pretty scarf/necklace things. She bought about 3 different types of yarn. Cut them into 6ft (or so?) strips. Gathered about 6 of them together, tied them in a knot in the middle (where it would be behind your neck), and then tied another knot towards the ends of both sides. Then just wrap around your neck. 
Talk about easy.
Aren't these head-less shots creepy?


On a completely different note...these pictures I found make me giddy.

 She could look completely different next month, but for now, I think she looks like her daddy.
And I love it.
And now I'm off. 
To play with the kiddos.
In our pajamas.
All day. 
And have some fun!


Amy@My Front Porch said...

Oh my goodness! Those pictures of Harper and her daddy -- the likeness is uncanny! She's got such big beautiful eyes!

Alisa said...

Love the necklaces! Inspiring!!

I can't believe the photos - Harper does look like RJ in it! You just may roll your eyes when I say this...but I still think that Harper looks so much like her Bloom cousins!

peter marie said...

Alisa, I think you're right...ever since you mentioned that Harper looks like Maggie I can totally see it too. I think she's got little bits of lots of people in her...but had no idea she had some RJ until I found these pics. It just cracks me up!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

LOVE those necklaces! Going to raid my left over garage sale bins for some t-shirts! So cool! I'll have to see the other two to figure them out...I'm a sight and touch learner!
Yes, lots of RJ in Harper in those baby pictures! Of course, RJ wouldn't look quite as nice in pink!

une autre mère said...

Love those necklaces! So bummed I had to miss out, but thankful that Amy made me that scarf one. Too cool. I want to try the other ones too. That T-shirt one is super fly.

And I am blown away by those pics of Harper and RJ! I've always thought she and Henry both looked so much like you, but those pictures totally show her RJ side. Very sweet!


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