Cheater's Guide to a Bib Necklace
Dollar Store pearl necklaces
Doilies (these things are everywhere!)
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)
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!ReplyDelete
Really, someone's too couture for hot glue?? :)ReplyDelete
OK, so can we meet up at the dollar store on your next visit - LOL There's some stuff I think I need!ReplyDelete
So cute, I love it. Cheap and easy-- just the way I like my crafts:)ReplyDelete
I'm just not sure I'm "hip" enough to pull off that look...but it sure is awesome! xReplyDelete
Adorable!!!...better then Anthro!:)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
Oh this is so cute and I bet the one at Anthropologie involve some type of glue too. Hot glue is a beautiful thing.ReplyDelete
Those are AWESOME! Thanks for the idea, I'm definitely trying this!ReplyDelete
LOVE this idea! Fabulous! Best wishes, C :).ReplyDelete
So J.Crew like! I love it, mind if I borrow the idea?ReplyDelete
Love your blog!
I really want to try this one! Gosh, I wish you taught classes...ReplyDelete
I liked it very much and hope to try it one day with old pieces at home :)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
cute as usual. i decided to feature this one too!!! you are amazing!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I never look down on hot glue.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
This is such a fun idea and a pretty way to use a doily. I love this how-to, I'll be linking.ReplyDelete
i'm too distracted by the lovely shirt/sweater!ReplyDelete
where can i get that?
Thank you! It's Eddie Bauer, but I got it on Ebay so I'm not sure how old it is!ReplyDelete
SHUT UP, THIS IS TO CUTE! I A SO MAKING ONE! way to go lurvvve it!ReplyDelete
You are really incredible!ReplyDelete
In a great way of course!
I am so enjoying my visit here
wonderful..thanx for sharingReplyDelete
joan in italy
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!ReplyDelete
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
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 :(ReplyDelete
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!
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!ReplyDelete
Glued or not, the design is fabulous! It looks expensive for sure. I will link in an upcoming post.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Oops, got so excited by the idea of crafting with younun' forgot to say thank YOU for sharing this idea. Much appreciate it. Hugs, JaneReplyDelete
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 <3ReplyDelete
Cool tutorial!!! I just found you on stumble upon, and I wanted to say thank you!!!ReplyDelete
The doily idea is brilliant. Di you have to make it stiff or anything? Like starching it or something?ReplyDelete
I made one and it turned out great! Mind if I post the link on my blog?ReplyDelete