Flower Bib Necklace

Several months ago, I had a craft night with some girlfriends, hosted by our sweet and talented Emily. There, I learned the way of the fab fabric flowers!

After learning about these, I was hooked. I've always loved these necklaces, and now I can make one! What an awesome way to dress up any outfit.

  • fabrics of choice (felt, jersey knit, old t-shirt...!)
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • chain/pearls/necklace
Step 1:

Create your flowers. I must have erased the pics I took while making the flowers, but don't worry. Below are some awesome tutorials for fabric flowers.

Step 2:
Arrange flowers and prepare them for the necklace...

Spread hot glue on the bottom piece of each flower (if your flower doesn't have a clean, flat piece of fabric on the under side of your flower, simply glue on a round piece of felt).
Step 3:
Place each flower onto a full sheet of felt, in the exact arrangement you'd like for the necklace.

Step 4:
Trim away felt so that it can't be seen from top of flower arrangement.

Step 5:
This step is where we attach the necklace to the flowers to make the bib. You will need a longer chain of some sort. Clasp the necklace together to make a loop, then find the middle of the chain. Break the middle link with jewelry pliers so that you now have 2 pieces of the necklace when it's unclasped, or just one long chain when it's clasped together.

Using hot glue, attach one broken end of the necklace to the under side of the flower arrangement. Then, continue for the other broken end. (so, so, so sorry about the blurry photos!)

Step 6:
Cut and attach a final piece of felt to cover the work. Be sure to glue down all the sides, so that none of the chain is exposed on the under side. Trim that piece, and allow it to dry completely before picking up by chain.

There you have it! Super easy, quick, fun, and cute!

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