DIY Bib Necklace

If you recall, I told you about a fabulous pick’n’mix bag of buttons I picked up a while back; within which I found these gorgeous vintage gunmetal buttons that I ended up using to make Tassel Earrings. Well, the bag has come up trumps yet again – after some deeper rifling I found a bunch of cute flat plastic buttons that I thought would look adorable on a “hodge-podge” type bib necklace; as in I’m thinking pearls, lace, buttons, chains, ribbon, rhinestones, bows…everything short of the kitchen sink basically!

What you need:

  • A square sheet of felt
  • 2 lengths of ribbon
  • A handful of flat-sided pearl embellishments
  • A handful of mixed buttons
  • 9-12″ of gunmetal chain
  • 5 small polkadot bows
  • 12-14″ white lace ribbon
  • Contact Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Needle & Thread
  • Sewing Machine (if you don’t have one you can use a glue gun)

How to:

  1. Cut 2 pieces out of the felt for the base of the bib necklace – using a small plate and a pen, draw 2 crescents (however thick you’d like the bib; mine is about 3-4″ in thickness) And cut out two bib shapes.

  2. Place each ribbon at either end of the bib, between the two bib pieces and either sew the two pieces together or using the glue gun stick them together.

  3. Sew or glue the lace ribbon along the edge of the bib necklace.

  4. Using a needle and thread (make sure the thread is the same colour as the felt), sew the chain to the bib, just above the lace ribbon.

  5. Using the contact adhesive, randomly glue the bows, buttons and pearls to the bib. Leave to dry.

I absolutely love the way this necklace came out – it’s got a cute girly vintage feel to it and looks great dressed up or casual. There’s so much potential to impart your own personal style to a bib necklace so it’s definitely worth trying it out for yourself! So much fun both making and wearing it.

Happy DIYing!

xoxo   V.



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