DIY: Recycled Felt Necklace




I love, love , love recycled crafts, so a couple months ago I started saving our plastic drink tops hoping
 wanting to make them into a floor mat someday, but after saving only 10 caps in 2 months
I'm no where near the 300-400 I'd need to make the mat.

Then I came across blogger Alisa Burke's recycle medallion necklace made using baby jar tops (stop over and check out her fabulous blog)
 and I quickly headed to my craft room and got to work creating my own version using plastic juice bottle tops.

The caps come in so many different colors and are really light weight, wore mine around town
 yesterday and received lots of compliments.


First I cut a piece of felt the diameter of the bottle cap, then I came up with a feather inspired design.
Went to the sewing machine and did a few decorative stitches (hand stitching would work too), trimming off the edges when I was done.
Next I took out the hot glue gun and adhered some batting to the inside of the cap then placed a bead of glue along the rim of the top and glue my felt design to it.
If you like the look of the plastic bottle cap as your side you can stop here, but I liked how they looked with yarn and twine wrapped around on the side.
Finally drilled a hole on top and a hole on the upper back side and attached a metal ring to hold the necklace chain.
I went through my drawers and used some chain from broken jewelry.

Cost of this project was nothing, everything was reused and repurposed materials.










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21 comments:

  1. I love recycled crafts too! Fab necklace, thanks for linking up! x

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  2. That is gorgeous! And looks sooooo easy I might even be able to do it! :)

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  3. Those turned out cute! My sister and I have been making t-shirts with felt for our boys.

    http://theapels.blogspot.com/2012/11/ww-plunge-linky.html

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  4. Those are remarkable! Make a million dollars worth.

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  5. Love this! I'm a huge fan of repurposed anything and this is fab! I'm definitely going to make some!

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  6. What a great idea!! I love finding cool ways to recycle!!

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  7. This is a great project, one we can do with little ones. Love it, thanks.

    Oh and BTW thank you for stopping by and linking via our WWHop http://www.craftyspices.com/hops/wwhop
    Have a happy WW.

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  8. Those look cool! I wish I had someone crafty around here to make me stuff like that.

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  9. So creative...and unique. The thing I love I bet they are light weight?
    Have a great day.
    Laurie

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  10. what a great use of materials! love your necklace!

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  11. These are amazing and we have all of these items already at home. This is my kind of craft.

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  12. So cute!! I love this idea so much

    I've pinned!

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  13. I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop, the party runs from Thursday evening until Tuesday: http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/

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  14. Hi Kate, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from the Pinteresting Party.

    These are great! I love that you can make these from little scraps. Love your blog, very pretty!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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  15. So adorable! I love the chevron pattern! I never would have thought of doing this or have guessed they were bottle caps.

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