Thrifty Thursday: Denim Accessories
Posted: 03/10/11 1:00 PM (Modified: 03/10/11 1:35 PM)
I tell you, Rachel from Bubbly Nature Creations is so stinkin' creative. Right now she is doing a 5-part series on how to re-purpose old jeans and last week we featured her first jeans tutorial on how to make Jeans Bunting (a super cute banner made out of old jeans). Her second jeans tutorial was how to make a Denim Apron, and today we are featuring this ADORABLE Denim Flower Necklace. Take it away, Rachel!
What you will need:
A few beads with large holes
3/8 inch satin ribbon
Large needle for ribbon and beads.
Textural flowers and smooth pearls make this necklace beautiful and stately! These flowers could easily be used on headbands, bracelets, earrings, shoes and anywhere else you could use a flower accessory.
First cut out a wide strip of denim from some jeans. Brush a layer of mod podge about an inch long on fabric. Take the skewer and start rolling the denim around it.
Put more Mod Podge on as you roll. Keep rolling until it is about 2 layers thick. Then cut off that edge. Put another layer of Mod Podge on to seal the edge. Let dry for at least 30 minutes. After it is dry start cutting the tube into 1/4 inch pieces.
When you have all the pieces cut.. cut a small circle out of the denim. Place a glob of hot glue in the middle then place your bead inside. Next place the round denim pieces around that to form a flower.
Once you have 3 flowers made glue it onto a piece of ribbon (large enough to be tied with a bow around your neck). I secured the flowers with a strip of denim on the back. Last, string some other cute beads onto the ribbon on either side of the flowers. Now tie your pretty necklace around your neck! Looks so beautiful!
Be sure to also check out her 4th tutorial where she made a super cute Denim & Ribbon Belt
for her adorable daughter! It only cost her a total of $4
. You can check it out on her blog Bubbly Nature Creations
. Here's a little photo snippet to whet your appetite:
Thanks for all the awesome creative frugal-ness, Rachel!