I am thrilled this morning to introduce our newest DIY contributor, the amazing Stephanie of Henry Happened! She’s going to be stopping by every month with a fabulous tutorial to help you rock the latest fashion trends with a bit of DIY style. Please give this awesome lady a huge welcome and get ready to add a little neon to your life!
Every time I go to the hardware store I wind up buying more neon string – who can resist these bright, cheerful colors? I’m not sure what you’re actually supposed to do with this string, but I think it makes adorable jewelry. You can easily turn them into tassels that make perfect layering pendant necklaces!
And when you go tassel-making crazy (like I did), you can use the extras to decorate all those spring wedding and baby shower gifts.
- Neon string cord (You can find these at most hardware stores. I found all 3 colors at Home Depot.)
- A credit card or something in a card shape
- A bit of glue
Making tassels is so darn easy it’s addictive. Cut a piece of string about 9 feet long and wrap it around the long side of the credit card. I’ve found that holding the string against the card in the middle, leaving the initial tail hanging down, is the easiest way to deal with the end pieces.
Once you have the string wrapped, slide it off of the card. Cut a 10-inch piece of string in another color and wrap around the top of the tassel. This rope doesn’t hold a small knot very well so you’ll need to add a bit of glue to hold it together. Then snip the ends of the string.
Next insert your scissors through the loops at the end of the tassel and cut. Trim the ends a bit to make them even. Then measure how long you want your necklace with the 3rd color of string. Cut the length and thread through the top of the tassel. Knot the ends and slip over your head.
Wear your tassels stacked together with your favorite striped shirt (of course). Or just add some pizzazz to a plain white box!
Do you love shopping for craft supplies at the hardware store? What do you always end up buying?
[Photos by Henry Happened for The Sweetest Occasion.]