I am really excited to share this project with you today. I'm a little in love with it, if I do say so myself.
But before I get there, I thought I would share a little about my, let's say, creative process.
I currently have the joy of breastfeeding my 3 month old. In fact, she is a chubby 15 pounds and has yet to have one drop of formula. So, needless to say, I spend a lot of my day rocking and feeding. Often times I am in the middle of a project when, well, duty calls. It is during these times when I have to step away from my projects to nurse that I often rethink my projects. My projects evolve slowly, but this is one of those projects that I think really benefitted from this nursing/thinking time.
Chances are you, like me, pinned something like this:
Tutorial for Washer Necklaces here
This is what I originally set out to do...but then I thought, will I really use another necklace? I am either wearing one of two necklaces, or no necklace at all. Why would I make myself some more jewelry?
So, I still wanted to make these washers. What could I do with them?!?
Here's what I came up with!
Washers in assorted sizes
Colorful Paper (I used an art magazine)
Mod Podge (regular)
Mod Podge (dimensional magic)
Canvases (I used the cheaper flat ones)
Scrap Green Fabric
There are so many great tutorials on how to make the washer necklaces, so I will skip that part. Click the link above for that tutorial.
2. Lay out your design on your canvases. Mark where the main stem will be. If you are using several canvases then make sure that the stem will line up. Also mark where the washers are.
3. Mod Podge on green ribbon, a branch reaching to where each washer will be.
4. Cut out and add green leaves. Cut from various pieces of scrap green fabric. Mod Podge these on as well. Then give the entire canvas a coat of Mod Podge.
5. Hot glue the ends of the ribbon down on the back.
6. Pull out the E-6000 and glue on the washers.
7. Add an element to the back of each canvas so that it can be hung.
I hope you like it as much as I do!
Thanks, as always, for being here!