November 21, 2011

DIY baby-friendly fabric necklaces...

DIY baby-friendly fabric braided necklaces | yourwishcake.com
Eisley has recently taken to grabbing anything within reach and holding on for dear life. Shirt ruffles, handfuls of hair and necklaces are her current favorites. A while ago, I'd pinned these adorable fabric necklaces (via Rubyellen of Cakies—find the original tutorial here), and this past weekend I finally got around to making a couple of my own. Thus creating a baby-friendly accessory that I needn't worry about being destroyed! (Eisley has already fallen in love with them. It's true.)

DIY baby-friendly fabric braided necklaces | yourwishcake.com
The above fabrics are my current favorites. I can't get enough of these colors together. Delicious! Yum! Other food words! Anyway, the actual braiding of these necklaces went very fast. I had flashbacks to the hours I used to spend making friendship bracelets for every single person in my entire life. (Those were the days.)

DIY baby-friendly fabric braided necklaces | yourwishcake.com
I went back and forth on how to connect them, but I ended up going with the easiest option. I tightly knotted the end of each braid, cutting a clean edge and then hot gluing them together. The hold of the glue is actually very strong, and I like the clean look of it! (Have I mentioned how my hot glue gun is my most often used crafting supply? Seriously, you can use it for everything. It's the greatest.)

The final result? A couple of fabric necklaces that add a nice punch of color to my current outfit. These necklaces aren't my usual style, but I actually adore them. Next time around, I think I'll make them a wee bit longer, though. Jay actually had the idea of making bracelets in the same style. I love when he takes interest in my crafts! It makes me all swoony. (Granted, he owes me for all the fantasy football stats I've had to listen to for the past couple months. But I digress.)

DIY baby-friendly fabric braided necklaces | yourwishcake.com
It felt good to have completed a project I'd been eying for so long. Next up on my list of crafts to try? Fabric covered pots. Could they be any more adorable? I think not.

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15 comments :

  1. Love it - what a great idea! Those colors are great together.

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  2. Beautimous! That really is the perfect necklace to wear around grabby-handed babies, haha. And the fabric-covered pots look awesome, so I can't wait to see them once you get to those.

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  3. those are really pretty! i just thought about how working in the hospital we need to wear breakaway lanyards in case a patient grabs it it will break off from our necks. this is giving me an idea :)

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  4. I love the colours! When Topher was smaller I gave up on wearing any jewellery. If he didn't grab it, he'd chew it, drool on it, or spit up on it - so ... yeah. He's 18 months old now and I'm just starting to wear necklaces and earrings again :)

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  5. those are too cute! :) love the pop of color they bring!

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  6. love love absolutely love. LOVE

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  7. Those are super cute necklaces, Kerri!

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  8. These are so cute! I have a small child too so I can only imagine how convenient they are as well.

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  9. These are gorgeous and so colorful! :D I love 'em!!!

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  10. Those are lovely! I like the colors you picked. Now I have another craft to add to my list of things to try.

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  11. LOVE the necklaces. Are you planning to add them to your etsy shop. Interested for me and for gifts :)

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  12. So pretty! Great baby friendly accessory. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Sigh, this just reminds me of my never-ending "try this" list, and all of my DIY Crafty books I've marked pages in and gone nowhere near since then!

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  14. new follower :) this is adorable.. i absolutely love it!

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