Henna Bib

DIY Henna Bib Necklace with Sara’s Henna

There’s been a bunch of awesome DIYs recently using clear PVC plastic – clutches, cuffs, satchels and many more from my DIY blogging compatriots such as “A Pair and A Spare“, “Swell Mayde” and “Honestly WTF“. I’d been thinking of a way to DIY with PVC plastic but seeing as how I’d previously been using perspex boxes to make my transparent clutches; I had to think up something different and unique. So, with that in mind, I introduce to you Sara’s Henna – an amazingly talented HK-based Henna artist who creates bridal hennas, henna-ed heels, phone covers, ipad covers; organises henna workshops and events (this girl defines multi-tasking). And here is where I introduce our DIY-Henna collaboration: the Henna Bib Necklace! Using PVC plastic as the base, Sara created a simple henna design that you can trace from the printout below using homemade waterproof acrylic paint. Don’t worry, it’s not as intimidating as it may look!

DIY Henna Bib Necklace with Sara's Henna

What you need:

  • Clear PVC Plastic – cut into a bib shape
  • Homemade waterproof acrylic paint – mix acrylic paint with simple PVA glue (white glue)
  • Flat-based crystals
  • Gold Chain – 2x 8 inch lengths
  • 1 Gold lobster clasp
  • 2 Large gold jump ring
  • Scissors
  • Bradawl
  • Small Pliers
  • Contact Adhesive
  • Double-sided tape

How to:

  1. Using a plate, draw the outline of a semi circle to cut the bib shape out of the PVC plastic.
    DIY Henna Bib Necklace Shape
  2. Using the bradawl, poke two holes at the ends of the bib.
    DIY Henna Bib Necklace holes
  3. Thread one length of the gold chain up through the two holes. Repeat with the other side.
  4. Attach the two ends of one length of chain with the jump ring.
  5. Attach the two ends of the other length of chain with the other jump ring and attach the lobster clasp onto that jump ring.
    DIY Henna Bib Necklace
  6. Print out the henna design template below. Using the double sided tape, stick the bib down on the paper.
    DIY Henna Bib Necklace Sara's Henna Design Template
  7. Using your waterproof acrylic paint, trace the henna design onto the plastic.
    DIY Henna Bib Necklace trace template
  8. Stick the flat-based crystals onto the bib using contact adhesive.
  9. Leave to dry.

Check out the awesome video Sara made of our collaboration below:

Happy DIYing!

xoxo  V.

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