Monday, December 19, 2011

Fabric flower necklaces

This year I participated in a craft swap with some of my mommy friends -- people who happened to have babies born or due in November 2007 that I still maintain close friendships with (thank you interwebs!). 

The idea of the craft swap is to replicate the '12 days of Christmas' and have 12 gifts to open on the 12 days preceding Christmas.  We had so many participants this year that we split up into 3 teams of 8 -- so it became the '8 days of Christmas'.

I had a lot of fun figuring out what to make and making it -- on top of everything else going on in my life, I didn't have a whole lot of time to be participating...but I am glad that I did.  I think they turned out pretty nice in the end...

I spent a few hours scouring the interwebs and Pinterest and came across THIS TUTORIAL.  Then I saw THIS ONE.  So, I decided to combine the two into my swappie gift.

It was MUCH more time consuming than I had anticipated, but after I had the first one completed, I knew that I had to make 6 more.  I ended up making them with leftover fabric from my headboard remodel project - I really liked how the yellow/gray combo turned out!

The only thing I would do differently next time is to actually learn how to make jewelry and have a clasp at the end -- since I couldn't figure that out, they all had chains long enough to go over your head (except in one person's case...sorry Keri). 

It's a fun project, so if you have a few hours on your hands, some extra fabric and a glue gun...get crafting!!

And if you want to check out ALL the gifts exchanged for all 3 teams and all 8 days -- check it out HERE.


Emily S. said...

Hooray! So cute!! :) :) :)

Beth said...

I thought these were SPECTACTULAR!!! Made me wish I was part of the swap...okay, not really, but *almost*! You've gotten mighty crafty these last four years, and this was like, the pinnacle of craftiness - I would PAY for one of these they are so lovely. So if you ever need a side job...

threeminicks said...

they are lovely and I get tons tons of compliments! I've worn it three times already... simple little fix for my enormous noggin!