Statement necklace from a tie back

Necklace from a curtain tie back

DIY fashion definitely runs in my family. I was more than a bit impressed when my mum sent me a pic of her latest necklace – made from a curtain tie back. Oh, and it cost her ZAR15. Which is around £1. That is most certainly ticking the – dressing for less – boxes.

Growing up my mum used to recycle table cloths into skirts for me. I wasn’t that impressed back then, as only labels would do. Now, she would be the coolest mom ever. And guess what? I recycled a table cloth into a kaftan not too long ago. Remember this post – how to make a kaftan from an old tablecloth.

It’s the ability to see past a curtain tie back and see assorted items that is the fun part of DIY fashion. The tie back could have been a double strand necklace, wrapped a few times to make a bracelet or even made into a tie belt. Maybe a curtain tie back with tassels could be used as a lariat necklace or a wrap around waist belt? The possibilities are endless. And it is soooo much fun.

Visit the Greenie Galleries at the top of this page to find archives of older and newer posts featuring crafting, FREE sewing patterns and sewing tutorials.

More next week.

Greenie.

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This