Heart Necklace

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necklace

The other day I made this beautiful necklace. In case you want to make one yourself, I used A LOT of thread and the wave node takes a while to knot. I made little spools out of clips to keep the thread from getting tangled up.

Clip-spools

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Cute Napkin Decoupage Garlands

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flowers and butterflies

I love garlands because they are so decorative! Since I had some old paper napkins lying around, I came up with this idea to recycled them…

spring is comingAll you need for this project:

  • napkin decoupage glue
  • a brush
  • paper napkins
  • beads or other small decorative items, such as buttons etc.
  • wooden plates in a shape of your choice (flower, butterfly, bird…)
  • whool/thread

It takes only a few easy steps:

1.napkin decoupage

  • brush one side of the plates with decoupage glue
  • put the upper layer of the napkin on the glued area and brush another layer of glue on the napkin
  • I let it dry for a few hours, then did the second side of the plate and let it dry ‘til the next day
  • the napkin makes the whole ensemble, make sure the colors are strong enough, since the decoupage glue might make them fade

butterflies and buttons->you can whiten the plates before applying the glue to get a more pure effect of the colors, if you don’t it gives it a more vintage-y look, which I preferred

2.composing the garland

  • lay out the items you want to thread on the garland to determine the spaces between the items
  • to keep the items in place I made simple knots or you can use crimp beads in case you are using smaller beads
  • if you are using other decorative items you can glue them on with hot glue
  • the length and number of items placed on the garland is totally up to your taste

Simple, fast, and such an incredible result! My mom already called dibs…

We love garlands