One of my favorite things in the whole wide world is vintage flour sack fabric! These little cotton prints are amazing! I have a ton of scrap flour sack fabrics and I love to use them for all kinds of projects. I was looking for a sweet small gift to send my sister for Valentine’s day, and I was toying around with the idea of a dainty spool necklace. I decided to try using my little scraps and boy am I glad I did! These tiny fabric covered spool necklaces are super easy to make and perfect for your favorite gals!
Here’s What You Need:
*Tiny Wooden Spools (I bought mine at AC Moore)
*Fabric Scraps ( small prints work best)
*Decoupage Medium Matte Finish
*Tiny Ball Chain
First thing you need to do is paint your spools if you are going to paint them. Set them aside and let them dry.
Cut strips of your fabric scraps to be the same width as the inside of your spools. You can measure the spool and cut the fabric accordingly or you can eyeball it. I cut my strips to be a little over a quarter inch.
Take your fabric strip and wrap it around the spool. Allow for a little overlap and then snip off the excess fabric.
Paint a layer of decoupage medium on the inside area of your spool and also on the backside of your fabric strip.
Lay the fabric strip centered in the middle of the spool, and wrap it around the spool, smoothing it down as you go and overlapping it on the back.
Paint a layer of decoupage medium over the top of the fabric, paying extra attention to the end of the fabric making sure everything is nice and flattened. Set them aside to let them dry.
Once the spools are dry, you can string your spools on your tiny ball chain. Then they are ready to wear!
Don’t you just love them! I think they are adorable! You can wear a single spool on your chain for a sweet and dainty look, or you can pile a few on for a little more pattern and funky style! I love the flour sack prints, but you can use any small print fabric or paper you like. It’s a very versatile project. I know my Hannah banana is going to love hers! I can’t wait to give it to her! I hope some of you guys will give this one a try, you’ll have a blast! I’ll be back next week with another fun DIY. Until then…