Monday, 14 October 2013

Garbage Bag Roll + Fabric Necklace

Craft:


I decided that I was sick and tired of all my jewellery this week! I Just couldn't find anything to wear, and I wanted something ‘new’ and colourful and bright… and nice and CHUNKY.

So I decided that the heavy-duty cardboard roll that I pulled out of my garbage bag packet would be the perfect base for a new necklace! Isn't it amazing what housework can lead to. (!)


This was a very quick and simple project. Firstly, I chopped up my garbage bag roll into little sections using a serrated knife.


I ended up with 11 little rolls in total.


Then I chose my material and cut it up into strips to fit the little rolls. 


I sprayed lots of spray glue onto the fabric strip. Sorry about the orientation of this photo, it's Blogger, not me!


And then I simply rolled up the cardboard onto the sticky fabric, and set them aside to dry.


Then I chose another type of material and cut a long, skinny strip to use as the tied bit of the necklace. I attached a large safety pin to the top of the material for quick and easy threading.


And that was it!! Now I need to actually GO OUT somewhere so that I can wear my new necklace.

I hope that you give this project a try – you’ll be surprised at how funky this necklace can look! 


You might also be interested to check out my other projects relating to making low-cost jewellery.

Have a great week and make sure you try and fit something creative in!

Emma

2 comments:

  1. Well in all my spare time I might get around to making this. Very funky!

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  2. So nice! Much better than I had imagined!

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