I cannot begin to tell you how much I’ve been freaking out to make something fun! Before you call 9-1-1, rest assured that while my blog has been quiet…I HAVE BEEN MAKING THINGS…just not things that I can love for myself! I’ve been making possible “looks” for the SXSW Etsy Fashion Show and the prototype bridesmaid’s dress for a wedding I’m hired for. So, yes, busy. Fun…well, only sometimes!
THIS – HOWEVER – WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUN!
Can't get enough of all these punchy Spring colors!
1. So Fast – seriously, y’all – 5 minutes. (I put hamburger meat on the stove and ran upstairs to do this while it browned!)
2. So Cheap – total cost – $5.50..and i can make THREE of these so it really only cost about $1.75.
3. So Easy – you’ll see….just wait….soooo easy!!!
I first saw these during my sewing weekend that I had with my pals Tiffany, Faith and Jeana. Both Tiffany and Faith walked in wearing one of these…I think Tiff’s was black and Faith’s was gray…I could be wrong…regardless, they were both fabulous! I have been obsessed ever since!
Here’s how to do it:
Go thrifting (at a store or your closet) and find all the colors of T shirts that you want. Faith gave me a great tip - be sure you choose only really soft ones b/c the firmer ones don't shrivel up or stretch correctly! For my necklace, I bought 4 colors...if I'd had more time I probably would've gotten 30!
For each shirt, cut off the hem at the bottom.
For each necklace, begin cutting strips off the bottom. I cut 3 of each color...I didn't measure their widths, I just cut them skinny. You can do whatever width you want!
here are my strips...The really deep orange T-shirt wasn't sewn well on the sides, so I only kept one strip for the necklace. i decided to use the broken strips to tie the whole thing together. One thing i didn't get a photo of - put all your strips together and begin stretching them to the same length. I think it will take a while for this to happen, but it's pretty fun!
Then, just take a small strip of one of the Tshirt strips and begin wrapping it around the group of strips...I should clarify - these aren't 'strips' really, they're circles! Anyway, wrap the strip around the circles, then tie it off and trim the excess. Then, little missy, you have yourself a fabulous necklace!!
Here is again, for an encore! I am grunting I love this so much!!!
I’m wearing mine right now over a fun white T-shirt and it just looks sooooo bright and fresh. I wish I could snap a photo but i’m not that great of a contortionist!
Again – this is so easy, so fast and so cheap…what could be better???
If you’d like to have one just like mine…..leave me a comment between now and Friday night….how about suggesting my next tutorial???
happy thrifting, shirting, cutting and wearing!
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