You know I love me a sweet necklace to ring in the holidays. This patriotic swag, normally seen on banisters and staircases, was minimized to create a cute accessory for the 4th. Try it out last minute for a cute statement piece!

Click below for full tutorial!

Materials:
  • watercolor set
  • tacky glue
  • muslin
  • thin ribbon
  • felt, paint brushes
  • fabric scissors

Click below for step-by-step instructions!

Step 1: Cut strips of muslin 5″ long by 1.5″ wide.

Step 2: Start painting stripes of watercolors. If you want the colors to bleed more, just add more water using your paint brush.

Step 3: Once the fabric has dried, start pleating, each pleat, or accordion fold, being about 1/4″.

Step 4: Hold the fabric together and sew through the top.

Step 5: Pull the thread so the fabric fans out and makes a half circle, tie the thread off.

Step 6: Take your felt and cut a rectangle 3″ long and 1/4″ wide. Glue ribbon on to felt and once that’s set for a little bit, add more glue and place the flag banner on.

Step 7: Press the fabric to the felt and ribbon to make sure the glue takes hold. Let the glue dry and you’ve got yourself a necklace.

photography by Trisha Zemp & Laura Sumrak 
crafting by Kelly Curtis