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So I saw this on the Bit Of Sunshine blog and thought’s I’d share! Check out her blog for step by step pics!
This DIY teething necklace is an amazing idea! You can make it your own and it’s so easy! I have a few friends who have teething babies i can make this for!
You will need:
- a long piece of fabric or vintage sheet cut 5″ wide and as long as you can make it. Mine was 54″ long.
- some large wood or plastic beads. I had these lucite beads on hand since I have an insane amount of jewelry making supplies around here but you can buy cheap bags of wood beads at the craft store.
- scissors and a sewing machine
1. Cut a strip of fabric 5″ wide by roughly 54″ long. sew it together with right sides facing and then flip it right side out and form a long tube.
2. Measure about 13″ from one end and then tie the tube into a knot.
3. Slip your first bead into the tube and then tie another knot right after the bead.
4. Continue adding beads and knots until you have about the same length as the first side of your tube left. Finish with a knot.
5. Now cut each end of the tube into three equal strips – feel free to snip and then tear it, it doesn’t have to be perfect.
6. Braid each side and then sew the ends together with a sewing machine. I didn’t really bother making the back look nice since it is essentially a toy for my daughter but if you wanted to make one as a gift or simply for yourself I would suggest a button on one end and a tiny piece of elastic made into a loop on the other for a simple button closure.
Agian Visit A Bit of Sunshine’s Blog for step by step pictures!