Recycled Craft Ideas: DIY Statement Necklace

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Today on Moral Fibres I’m featuring one of my very very favourite internet ladies, Mel Wiggins.  Mel is going to show you one of her fantastic recycled craft ideas – a DIY statement necklace made out of spare buttons and felt scraps.

Done in just fifteen minutes, it’s  the perfect craft for anyone lacking in patience for long-winded crafty projects.  And the very best thing is that it’s so easy that even a crafting novice like me can easily complete it!

If you’re looking for some craft ideas for kids then this would also be the perfect project.  Now that summer holidays are in full swing then if you’ve got bored kids on your hand just hand them some buttons, felt, scissors and glue (with supervision of course!).

For the DIY Statement Necklace You Will Need:

Various buttons

Scrap of felt

Length of ribbon

Glue Gun

Scissors

Directions:

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Now admire the finished product!

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Leave the glue to dry, then ta da!  A boutique looking piece made for just pennies from recycled materials!

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If you enjoyed Mel’s tutorial then you can follow her fantastic blog here, and also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

I don’t know about you but I’m off to give this a go!  And if you’ve got any favourite craft ideas then do share in the comments below!

ps: some other craft ideas for kids – craft ideas from junkcraft ideas from cork, and my craft ideas Pinterest board, full of crafty ideas and projects that I’ve found!

Main photo by Patrizia Ferri

5 comments

  1. I love the necklace- it is just gorgeous. You can even find eco-felt (made from recycled plastic bottles) make it more eco friendly.
    Here is a tutorial for sewing a skirt out of second hand saris (or you could even use a curtain if you have a pretty one) and no sewing machine required http://www.tortoiseandladygrey.com/2014/01/20/diy-tutorial-repurposed-sari-silk-skirt/
    And some suggestions for repurposing old jeans
    http://www.tortoiseandladygrey.com/2013/11/25/repurpose-round-up-prolonging-the-life-of-your-jeans/

    I just love the potential of craft for making your wardrobe more sustainable!

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