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!