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Recycled Craft Ideas: DIY Statement Necklace

recycled craft ideas

recycled craft ideas

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



diy bib necklace

statement necklace diy

necklace diy

Now admire the finished product!

diy necklace

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

crafty ideas

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

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Upcycling Clothes with 5 More No Sew DIYs

upcycling clothes

upcycling clothes

I’m not as nimble as I’d like to be with a needle and thread, and don’t know my way around a sewing machine that well, but I’m really into upcycling clothes.  Last year I shared with you five no-sew clothing DIYs.  That post went down so well, that as I was researching more ideas for upcycling clothes with no-sew techniques, I thought why keep them to myself?  So today I’m here to share with you five more great no-sew tutorials that I found around the internet.  Click on the links to be taken to the full tutorials:

no sew dress diy

This no-sew lace dress from Pretty Life Anonymous is just beautiful.  I’m looking forward to giving this a go!

stamped top diy

Kate at See Kate Sew stamped this cute cat t-shirt using potatoes!  Upcycling clothes with potato prints must surely be the ultimate easy way to update your wardrobe!

no sew top

It turns out there are lots of crafty Kate’s out there: this no-sew diy lace insert top is by Kate of Mr Kate!

no sew flower embellishment

This embellished flower DIY from Lily Shop is for kids clothes, but would look beautiful on an adult’s cardigan too.

ombre diy

This ombre t-shirt from I Spy DIY looks stunning.

The thing I love best about no-sew DIYs is that they are such an effective and relatively simple way to breathe new life into old clothes, without too much technical knowledge or professional skill.  Don’t get me wrong, I love looking at crafty DIYs on Pinterest, but the no-sew ideas always seem the most relatable to me!

Will you be upcycling clothes using any of these techniques?  Do share how you get on!


Main image from Bird In The Hand, all others from the aforementioned blogs.


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