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A cheap, easy and stylish jewelry project with fabric stiffener.
If you don't count the interminable drying time, this adorable ribbon bow necklace takes 5 minutes to make, and doesn't require much supplies or skills.

Posted by OhTheLovelyThings Published See OhTheLovelyThings's 7 projects »
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  • How to sew a bow necklace. DIY Ribbon Bow Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a short piece of ribbon. Mine was about 7". Tie a classic bow and snip the ends of the ribbon.

  • How to sew a bow necklace. DIY Ribbon Bow Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use a paintbrush to apply fabric stiffener all over the ribbon. Let dry. Drying time is quite long- mine took about 10 hours.

  • How to sew a bow necklace. DIY Ribbon Bow Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once it's dry, spray paint it in gold (or any color you fancy), or dip it into liquid gold leaf. Let dry.

    Optional: add a layer of clear nail polish or acrylic varnish to protect the paint.

  • How to sew a bow necklace. DIY Ribbon Bow Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    With a needle, make two holes in the bow (one on the left side and the other on the right side).

  • How to sew a bow necklace. DIY Ribbon Bow Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add two jump rings.

  • How to sew a bow necklace. DIY Ribbon Bow Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Attach the bow charm to the chain.

  • How to sew a bow necklace. DIY Ribbon Bow Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    And that's it! I love that it has the look and texture of fabric, yet is sturdy and holds well. Hope you'll enjoy it!

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Michelle L.
Michelle L. · 2 projects
nice neckles
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Tina T.
Tina T. · Chipata, Eastern, ZM
This is so cute! Could you use a glue water mixture instead of fabric stiffener? Thanks!!

~Tina
OhTheLovelyThings
OhTheLovelyThings · 8 projects
Hey Tina,
I'm not completely sure, but I think you could. I haven't tried it though. Check out this post: http://craftingagreenworld.com/2011/07/21/diy-natural-fabric-stiffeners/
Tina T.
Tina T. · Chipata, Eastern, ZM
Thanks, OhTheLovelyThings. Happy I live in Zambia, Africa, so it's hard to get some things people have easy access to things people can get in USA and Europe ect...Thanks for researching this for me! Happy
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