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Make a Flirty Summer Button Necklace!! {tutorial}

I am so excited for Summer! 
Hopefully the warm weather will come to Utah sometime soon.
{It has been snowing here this week.}
In the meantime, I made a few Summer necklaces.
Here’s the first:

 

Flirty Button Necklace
I love the white and turquoise color scheme. 
It seems so beachy to me!!
If you want to make one here’s what I did:

Supplies:
Cotton Fabric (I used a Dollar Store Flour Sack}
A couple other fabric scraps
Felt
Buttons
Covered Button Kit
Hot Glue Gun
Ribbon
Scrapbook Brads
Here’s what I did:
  • I cut out a felt bib form — about 5 inches wide by 3 inches high.


  • Then I made a couple fabric flowers. Nancy from My Blonde Ambitions has a great tutorial on how to make these.
  • Once I made the fabric flowers. I laid the flowers, buttons and brads on the felt template until I liked the way it looked. Then I glued the flowers, buttons and brads on the felt.
  • The last thing I did was glue two pieces of ribbon onto the back of the felt half circle.
Super easy!
And I love the flirty look of the necklace. 
Perfect for Summer

And, if you want more great necklace ideas, head over to Ucreate for more fantastic button necklaces and Becca from Blue Cricket Designs just made a really cute Button Necklace too.  

xoxox
PS Coming up this week:
A Summertime Activity Idea tomorrow
A Great Guest Tutorial
A Fab Giveaway
A Fun Party Idea 
And more!!!


Comments

  1. Jennifer says:

    Jen – this necklace is to die for! Love it!! I featured it in my Friday I'm In Love favorites today – come over and take a look! Have a great weekend!

    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2011/06/friday-im-in-love-week-2.html

    – Jenn @ Social Salutations

  2. Harrison High Hornets Class of 1986 says:

    Ironic,
    I took this blog off my watch list a few weeks ago and now that I am checking it out I missed all sorts of great stuff. Back on you go..Thanks for all the great tutorials.

  3. oh.my.gosh. That is gorgeous. You could totally convince me that it was super expensive and purchased from a store.

  4. heather {WhipperBerry} says:

    LOVE this!! You have such a way with things my dear!

    kisses
    {gave you the good 'ole thumbs up}

  5. Huggs and Kisses xo says:

    Loving this necklace…I need to get busy and make one! Thanks.

    xo
    Johanna

  6. ellie g says:

    My Mom was here and I was looking at your post when she walked in. She said, "where can we buy those? Let's go get some right now!" I had to be like, "I know where this one IS but it's not really a store". So funny. And then I had to be like, Tatertot Jen. And then she got it. We still both love it though. And it might could go on a date with my turquoise ric rac from today. Oh, and I'm thinking of painting some giant shelves turquoise. Like the bright variety. Hmmm….

  7. Andi @ udandi says:

    fantastic! I made the threaded necklace last weekend and love it.

    Maybe we can send some heat and humidity your way…

  8. Britney Jean says:

    oh my gosh! i'm totally going to make one! LOVE!

  9. kami @ nobiggie.net says:

    I love this Jen! I really want to make one of these now!

    You and your turquoise addiction… :) I love it!

  10. Nike@ChooseToThrive says:

    Soooo pretty! I love the great fabrics and colors (especially since Spring skipped Utah this year). Looks so cute with the fun ruffled top, too!

  11. EttaGrace says:

    Oooh! This is so darling! I am loving the turquoise and white lately! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  12. Bellenza Wedding Bistro says:

    You are so creative! Love the interplay of colors, shapes, and textures!

  13. Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty says:

    Love this Jen!!! cant wait to try this out !!

  14. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    Too cute, Jen! The colors are perfect for summer. And I adore all of the texture the necklace has with the various buttons and flowers!

  15. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    This is sooooocute Jen!! I love the fabric flowers together with the covered buttons! It's so perfect for summer! :)

  16. Lindsay says:

    LOVE IT! :) Hope your having a great weekend Jen!

  17. Absolutely YOU!!!!!! I love it!

  18. Danielle says:

    What a beautiful necklace! I love the colors and it is so cute! Perfect for summer!

  19. That is so pretty Jen. I love the beachy colors.

  20. Jocelyn says:

    This is absolutely adorable! So beachy and flirty…the perfect summer necklace:-)

  21. I love this necklace.

  22. Frivolitea says:

    What a fabulous project!!! Thanks for sharing.

  23. Cozycomfycouch says:

    omg I love it! :D Great idea! I think i will make one with my little girl! :D Lovely!

  24. Madigan at madiganmade says:

    This is adorable, Jen! I love the mix of buttons and fabric. (and turquoise is perfect for summer!) Have a great Memorial Day.

  25. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    So pretty and beachy! I love the fabric flowers and I love how you make it seem so easy to do too! Thanks for sharing Jen:)

  26. Lavender Hill Cottage says:

    How cute and aqua is one of my favorite colors! Another project for me to try.

  27. RootsAndWingsCo says:

    Super cute, I LOVE it! I have some pretty buttons with nowhere to go…until now! ;)

    What kind of glue did you use?

    Rebecca@RootsAndWingsCo

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