November 3, 2009

Cheater's Guide to a Bib Necklace

Dollar Store pearl necklaces
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Doilies (these things are everywhere!)
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Random buttons, bead, and bows.....

Glue them all together with a glue gun (shhh!)....

And tell people it came from Anthropologie. (Not really, lying is bad!)



And If you're too couture to wear a necklace that involves hot glue, you can just use this idea for dress up jewelry for your toddler! :o)

*Edited to add: Just to clear things up a little, this is not how I make the bib necklaces I sell. I usually hand stitch them on. :o)

38 comments:

  1. That's so cute! and easy too! I tried your dollar store ruffle shirt for my little one, she is wearing it right now! You have some great ideas, thanks for sharing them!

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  2. OK, so can we meet up at the dollar store on your next visit - LOL There's some stuff I think I need!

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  3. So cute, I love it. Cheap and easy-- just the way I like my crafts:)

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  4. I'm just not sure I'm "hip" enough to pull off that look...but it sure is awesome! x

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  5. Adorable!!!...better then Anthro!:)
    Blessings!
    Jill

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  6. I just discovered your blog through u create with your paper dolls. You have some great ideas. I just added you to our fun blog list. Thanks!

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  7. I'm making this tomorrow... when you posted the pics of jewelry with bibs on them before I was puzzled at how you attached it! Thanks for sharing such wonderful how-to's :)

    Sarah

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  8. Oh this is so cute and I bet the one at Anthropologie involve some type of glue too. Hot glue is a beautiful thing.

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  9. Those are AWESOME! Thanks for the idea, I'm definitely trying this!

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  10. LOVE this idea! Fabulous! Best wishes, C :).

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  11. So J.Crew like! I love it, mind if I borrow the idea?
    Love your blog!

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  12. I really want to try this one! Gosh, I wish you taught classes...

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  13. I liked it very much and hope to try it one day with old pieces at home :)

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  14. I came over from Skip to my Lou. I use sweaters to make mittens. You should Google recycled mittens wool and see if you find them. I found a video from Channel 5 in Utah by doing this and I love to make wool mittens right now. With your pattern I can make hats and scarves, too. I am super excited to find you!

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  15. cute as usual. i decided to feature this one too!!! you are amazing!

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  16. help...this might sound crazy but i don't know where to find the fabirc doilies (im not a doilie type gal)... my brothers girlfriend would love something like this for christmas. thanks!

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  17. All I have to say is these are SUPER CUTE. I love them, what a great idea! I might make some of these for a holiday gifts, thanks for the idea! And love the gray sweater you are wearing in the picture!

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  18. This is such a fun idea and a pretty way to use a doily. I love this how-to, I'll be linking.

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  19. i'm too distracted by the lovely shirt/sweater!
    where can i get that?

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  20. Thank you! It's Eddie Bauer, but I got it on Ebay so I'm not sure how old it is!

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  21. SHUT UP, THIS IS TO CUTE! I A SO MAKING ONE! way to go lurvvve it!

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  22. You are really incredible!
    In a great way of course!

    I am so enjoying my visit here

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  23. wonderful..thanx for sharing
    joan in italy

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  24. i found you while searching for how to's for bib necklaces...so glad i found you! i have everything i need to make a few of these....i must heat up my glue gun!
    really,though.....if i'm neat enough, no one will ever see the hot glue!

    i'll link back when i finish if that's okay :D

    kudzu

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  25. Hi...I made one that night, and was so happy I had the perfect focal for it! But then I lost it, I think a puppy carried it off :(

    If I find the pretty button cover, I'll finish it; or find another pretty to use! Sorry it's not finished, but I wanted to let you know how easy and quick this project was, and I can't wait to wear it!

    Thank you,
    kudzu

    http://kudzukween.blogspot.com/

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  26. Hihi, "and tell everybody its from Anthropology". You made me giggle. But seriously, those necklaces are very close to the stuff A sells, not being difficult to put together but with that special indie-yet-elegant-touch that somehow makes them seem worth 30 bucks. I LOVE that you taught us how to do this ourselves. Thanks!

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  27. Glued or not, the design is fabulous! It looks expensive for sure. I will link in an upcoming post.

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  28. Yep, The Beading Gem linked and I found. I too create mostly with needle and thread; but also am lucky enough to have craft time with a young mom and her 7 yo daughter. Using the doily and buttons, lace and bows with a ready made pearl necklace will be a fun project for IsSeven - may inspire some hand sewing too. Whether we glue or sew, will be a great entry for the county fair.

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  29. Oops, got so excited by the idea of crafting with younun' forgot to say thank YOU for sharing this idea. Much appreciate it. Hugs, Jane

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  30. Forgot to say one more thing :) I absolutely LOVE that scarf its so cute and unique! I will make it for sure when I know how to sew I have been doing classes on and off with friends but never got very far but again love it! Thanks so much <3

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  31. Cool tutorial!!! I just found you on stumble upon, and I wanted to say thank you!!!

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  32. The doily idea is brilliant. Di you have to make it stiff or anything? Like starching it or something?

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  33. I made one and it turned out great! Mind if I post the link on my blog?

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