Thursday, 4 August 2011

Flower Necklace

Wearable Art
I have another quick rainy day project for the kids — it is a flower necklace.

What do you need to make this necklace?
  • scissors
  • embroidery needle
  • knitting yarn
  • 6 drink straws
  • scrap fabric
  • flower pattern

Bits and Pieces
To make the necklace:

  1. Cut the straws into smaller pieces, averaging 4 smaller pieces per straw.
  2. Draw out a basic flower pattern and trace outline many times over on to colourful scrap fabric. Cut out the fabric pieces.
  3. Thread the yarn onto the needle.
  4. Begin feeding the straws and fabric flowers onto the needle/yarn. [The pattern I followed was ‘two straws-one flower’ et cetera.]
  5. Make the necklace any length you wish. [I of course only used 12 flowers, which was more than sufficient for this project.]
  6.  Tie together the two ends of the yarn with a double knot and you have a finished necklace.

The Necklace