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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

Fashion, Life & Style

Men’s Ethical Clothing Sale Picks

mens ethical clothing

mens ethical clothing

There have been a few changes to the men’s ethical clothing landscape since my last ethical clothing for men post.  Although it’s high summer sale season, there seems to be fewer sales for men.  I’ve also noticed that Seasalt, purveyors of some fine ethical men’s clothing, have sadly stopped selling men’s clothing.  I don’t know if this is a permanent move, but I’ll keep my eye out to see if this changes in the future.

Undeterred by these barriers, I’ve found a selection of stylish men’s ethical clothing sale picks.  As always, all picks are under £50, and start from just £18:

mens ethical clothing

From clockwise:

Solbakk Shirt by Patagonia – £39 (was £65).  I really like this shirt.  Doesn’t it look like it will last for 30 years and age beautifully?

Alex Shirt by People Tree – £47.60 (was £68).  A classic check shirt.

Organic Cotton Stripe T-Shirt by Komodo – £18 (was £30).  The perfect nautical and jaunty summery t-shirt.

Grey Grant Tee by People Tree – £30.40 (was £38).  It’s got Sunday morning written all over it – to me it says coffee and newspapers and lazy Sunday brunches.

Tiger Balm Print Sweatshirt by Komodo – £49 (was £70).  I kind of want this for myself!

ps: did you catch the ethical fashion infographic on the blog on Monday?  If you’re interested in ethical clothing then it will definitely be of interest to you.

Main image by kellyhogaboom (CC-BY-SA-2.0), via Wikimedia Commons