Clutter. I can't stand it! My house is fairly clutter-free except in two areas: My shoes and my craft supplies. The shoes? There's no help for that. I am a woman who loves her shoes!
The crafts? That I can tackle. While I organized, I noticed how many scraps of this and that I had around. I hated the thought of throwing them away so I found a way to use them instead.
To make the necklace I used a t-shirt. I laid it flat, then folded it in half longways. This made it easier to cut strips across the trunk section of the shirt. I continued to cut strips all the way up to the sleeves. I didn't worry about making even, clean cuts since the edges would not show in the end.
Next, I grabbed the two ends of the strips and stretched them apart. This caused the edges to curl.
I wrapped a single strip around the two ends of the loops to hide the seams of the shirt.
For the flower I used a circle of felt and jute ribbon from Michael's.
I folded the end of the ribbon to a point and glued it in the middle of the felt.
Next, I twisted and wrapped the ribbon in a circle around the point, gluing along the way. I continued to twist and wrap until I had the size I wanted.
I glued the tail of the ribbon underneath the felt then trimmed the felt so that it didn't show around the flower. Then I hot glued a pin.
Finally, I attached the pin to the wrapped ends of the necklace.
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