I love big and unique jewelry pieces. That is why I adore this puffy fabric flower necklace from Ashley at The Shine Project. When I saw her supply list I thought it was too good to be true. I seem to overcomplicate tutorials. This one is easy enough for the beginning crafter. Please welcome Ashley to IC. ~ Beckie
Did you know that it’s scientifically proven that
creating something makes you less stressed?
Okay, I totally made that up, but I swear it’s true.
I’m Ashley from The Shine Project, This is me grumpy.
Just home from a rougghhh day at work, and on to my endless homework.
I started to throw myself a pity party.
It lasted about 3 seconds, and then I decided I was going to make something.
So I did.
I’ll pass along this delicious recipe for you to pull out in times of pity parties 🙂
1. Hot glue gun
2. Felt square
4. Necklace chain
1. Cut out two 1.5 inch circles from your felt, and one 2 inch circle.
2. Use those circles as tracers to cut out A LOT of circles from your chosen fabric.
3. Lay out your felt circles. and Fold your fabric circle in half and then in half again pinch a piece of your fabric from the bottom of it. It should look like the picture above. (Here’s where my tutorial pics start to slack because I literally hot glue-gunned my finger)
4. Put a drop of hot glue on the fabric, and stick it to the felt.
5.Repeat until all of your felt circles are filled…and you should end up with something like this:
6. Flip your flowers over and hot glue your necklace chain to them. Place another layer of felt over the chain so the chain is covered in the back.
AND YOU’RE DONE!
I have a new rule.
Anytime I am really grumpy, I am going to take a break and go make something.
Try it, it seriously makes you happy. Come see me over at The Shine Project for more ideas on how to find relief from stress in your life!
You know how you have something in your head that you want and you won’t settle until you find exactly that? You see some replicas and think it may work but deep in your heart you know you won’t be happy with that purchases unless you buy the one in your mind? Then you try and get it at a good price and it is to no avail. So, in a week moment, out of sheer frustration of trying to find what you want at the price you want, you decide to just splurge and buy it? Enter my new antique serpentine dresser.
I am changing out our color scheme in our family room. We painted the walls a light gray color which really helped lighten the space. Then I added the new painted striped curtains and now I am moving onto the lamps. They were red and now with a few cans of spray paint I turned them into some DIY ombre lamps.