My grandma had so many lovely vintage buttons that we wanted to re-imagine a use to show off their beauty, making this statement piece necklace. Materials Ribbon Felt Fabric glue *Optional, however, we went with this method. You could also use sewing instead. Fabric scissors Embroidery floss/ needle Buttons Template button_bib_necklace_template Smock Directions Print the template, pin it onto the felt and cut it out twice (to make a top and a bottom) or make your own base in a shape you like. As you can see, we experimented with two slightly different shapes in making two of the necklaces. However, the method is the same. Make two small slits on top base piece. We did by making a slight fold and then making a small snip, as seen in the photo. Sew a basic stitch around the perimeter of your top base. You could do this for both the front and the back pieces for a more polished look. Sew the buttons onto the top base. You could tie off each button or for younger children, they could sew between the buttons if that is easier (as this will be covered up by the backing.) Cut two pieces of ribbon that would be long enough to tie together to make a bow at the back of your neck. Don your smock. Slide the ribbon through the slit on the top base and glue the ends down on the back with fabric glue. Glue the bottom base onto the back of the top base with fabric glue. Allow your necklace to dry overnight. Tie your necklace into a bow and snip off any excess ribbon. Enjoy! Purpose Re-using/ re-imagining materials for a new use. Safety Notes Ribbon can be a strangulation hazard- use with direct supervision. Remove your necklace for play (e.g., at the playground) for this reason. Buttons can be a choking hazard and are not recommended for children 0-3 or those who tend to put things in their mouths. Be sure to wear a smock to protect your clothing when working with fabric glue. Please like & share: 2 Responses Olga February 12, 2015 Very beautiful! And a cute idea for a pocket to wear an e-book around your neck when you’re listening to something. ) Reply Bonnie Scorer February 16, 2015 A pocket would be quite cute! Reply Leave a Reply to Olga Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.