DIY: Rosette Fabric Necklace

Hey Girls!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  Tomorrow I’m going to share my third “Jewelry Organization” idea, a Necklace Hanger.  So today I thought I’d show you guys how to make this fun fabric necklace.  I’ve had this idea bouncing around in my head for awhile now, and I was pretty satisfied with how it turned out.  Me and the sister both made one, and it was fun, easy, and a fun bonding activity 😀 And you don’t need to sew to make these…you just need a little hot glue!

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The project is a lot of fun, and you can use any color or kind of fabric that you want.  You can alsoaccessorize it in many ways.  I chose to use decorative buttons, but you could change it up.

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Supplies:

  • Scraps of fabric (choose colors that coordinate well together
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Felt (choose a color that matches or coordinates with your fabric)
  • A few decorative buttons
  • Necklace chain in desired color

Here’s how to make it!

1. Fold felt sheet in half

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2. Use scissors to cut a moon shape out of folded felt.  Cut it to the size  you want your necklace to be.

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3. Hot glue your chain onto one layer of felt.  If you are using a chain that already has a clasp attached, your chain will not be separated like mine.  (I used a piece of chain that I had cut down to size).

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4. Lay the other piece of felt on top and press firmly to secure the two pieces of felt together.

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5. To make rosettes, cut a small strip of fabric.

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6. Twist fabric like below, and secure with a dot of hot glue.

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7.  It should look something like this.

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8.  Continue to roll up fabric, until your rosette looks like this. Secure with another dot of glue to hold.

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Make a few more rosettes in various sizes.  Arrange on felt and use hot glue to glue them down.

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I suggest making one large rosette, a couple of medium ones, and small tufts to fill in the gaps.

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It looks best to make the larger rosette in your brightest or darkest color, and then to add two small rosettes nearby in the same color.  See below.

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9.  Hot glue a fancy button into the center of your largest flower.  I also added two plainer small buttons on two other flowers.

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10.  Lastly, carefully trim off any felt that is peeking out on the edges.

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Try on your necklace, and find a fun reason to wear it!

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I think I might make another one of these with different colors 😀

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How do you like it? -Amber

Apple Cinnamon Quick-Bread

Happy Friday! I feel like this week flew by! Which is actually a good thing, because my Joseph has two huge ginormous weeks off! WHAT!??? I know, it’s pretty awesome, right?  We have some fun adventures planned, but more about that later.  Let’s make some yummy, easy-peasy, no-rise bread!

I am just in love with easy quick bread recipes.  I really enjoy a good yeast bread, but I super duper hate all the work.  So quick bread recipes are always nice, especially an easy one like this.

The other night I really wanted something sweet.  But there wasn’t anything in the the house that I wanted to eat…haha you know what I’m talking about.  Well I threw a bit of this and that together, and I came up with this simple recipe.  I tried to add in some healthy ingredients as best as I could, so this bread doesn’t make me feel too guilty.  It’s moist, gooey, and oh-so-good when it’s warm!

So without much ado, here is the recipe!

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Ingredients:

Batter:

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup plain greek yogurt

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup stevia or sugar (I used stevia)

1 egg

1 cup buttermilk OR 1 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice

1 cup wheat flour

1 cup white flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

Apple Mixture 

1/3 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 apples diced

Topping

1 1/2  tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

 

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cream together butter, greek yogurt, honey, stevia, and the egg.  Add milk, wheat flour, white flour and baking soda. Blend until completely combined.

3. Peel and dice the apples, and add 1/3 cup of sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon.

4. Pour about 1/3 of the batter into a greased loaf pan.

5. Add  half of the apple mixture.

6.  Pour half of the remaining batter into pan.  Add the remaining apple mixture.  Top off with the remaining batter.

4. Mix in a small bowl the sugar and cinnamon for the topping.  Sprinkle on top of batter.

6. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool slightly before removing from pan.

7. Slice off a piece and enjoy it warm and gooey!  These work great as muffins too 😀

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Let me know if you try this recipe!

xoxo Amber