October 15, 2010

a little DIY from my heart to yours

okay, so YES I love crafting. But I have to admit to you ladies, I am a little out of practice. Earlier this week I stumbled upon this DIY necklace and I knew i had to make it. You should click on the link becuase my directions are a little vague. Only because I had a hard time taking photos while I was crafting♥


Seriously, I almost cried like three times. I could not for the life of me figure out the fabric flowers. Finally I found a little video on YouTube that saved my life. After I figured the flowers out, I struggled through the rest. The result is below. Let me know what you think. It's not the most beautiful thing in the world, but I am proud to have powered through it.

I am actually giving this necklace away in a giveaway soon. Not because I want to send my readers crap, but because I want to share a little piece of me with them♥ Don't worry, I will include BETTER items as well♥

Start with 2 inch thick scraps of fabric. You can leave them as long as you want, the longer the scrap, the larger your flower

Glue your flowers to the back of a piece of felt. Gather them together and leave some space for buttons.


Oh yea, and then I put it on my head, just for fun!

& THEN I put together my packages for a few friends

Love you guys
Shawni Marie


  1. CUTE!!! (i actually like it better as a headband than a necklace!)

  2. ADORABLE!!!!
    I think you did an AMAZING job!!!
    I love the different colors and the different fabrics!! They are so freaking cute!!!

  3. It turned out wonderful. I suck at crafts and I am very impressed that you stuck through the process and never gave up!

  4. So cute bbylove! Make me one. Meow.

  5. Sooooo excited for those cute packages! And good job on that DIY! I am very impressed! Happy Friday BBF! <333

  6. I love the necklace, you did a great job! It's really pretty (as a headband too!)
    xo, Jamie

  7. you are too cute! i need to do some DIYs stat!

  8. You did a great job on your flowers! They look great! Don't you love the feeling of accomplishment? & youtube - love how they have everything on there.


  9. oh shawni i totally love this!! you are soo talented and crafty!!! have a great weekend love!!!

  10. What a great idea. I love your blog. It's so cute! I'm totally following. www.melody-stone.blogspot.com

  11. Aww Shawni I think it's absolutely beautiful! I especially love it when you wear it as a headband! Gorgeous. I'm so proud of you for finishing it too! (PS, wanna be pen pals?? hehe.)

  12. Hi Shawni!!!!! This is lovely and I am inspired to tackle some of my "bring me to tears" crafts. Keep up the great work!

  13. oooh! i really like this as a necklace, but i think it's doubly cute as a headband! too bad i'm not so crafty these days :(.

  14. What an amazing talent.. I just love the necklace.