The Country Chic Cottage is all about DIY home decor on a budget! Follow me as I craft, transform, and knock off the latest trends! Full of tutorials so you can do it yourself in your home! All with a country farmhouse feel! When I am not on my blog you can find me at The Home Depot, Pottery Barn, Hobby Lobby, or the thrift store scouting my latest project!
Hello, crafters! I am so thrilled to be a guest here at The Country Chic Cottage! I love Angie’s ideas! They are so unique and inspiring. Thank you for letting me share today!
I am Alison, the crazy lady behind Oopsey Daisy. Once upon a time, I was a first grade teacher. Now I am a happy stay-at-home Mommy, and I love to make things for the people I love. I am lucky to be married to a wonderful man who doesn’t mind that I am craft-crazy! And my 20-month-old Little Man inspires a lot of creativity. But he keeps me busy, so I relish the time when he is sleeping! Nothing I make is perfect, but every once in a while I find a daisy among my oopseys!
Today, I want to share my lacy washer necklace with you. Sometimes in my craft world, I neglect myself a bit. I am always making stuff for the house. For Little Man. For others. Occasionally, I just want to make something for me. It usually takes the form of jewelry… when it comes to spoiling myself, I usually prefer jewelry! Or shoes. 🙂 Come along with me and I’ll show you how to make your very own lacy washer necklace!
This necklace was incredibly easy to make! You’ll just need a bit of lace, some scrapbook paper, and some washers. Can I just tell you how much I love washers?! I’m not sure why, but this sack full of washers just makes me happy! So many possibilities!
I selected 8 washers and traced them onto some cute scrapbook paper. I used 2 types of scrapbook paper, so I traced 4 on one kind of paper and 4 on the other. I mod podged paper to both sides of the washers so there would be no distinct front or back.
I wanted my necklace to be shiny. Almost jewel-like. Using a small paint brush, I applied Aleene’s paper glaze to each washer. Give the washers plenty of time to dry. (You can work on other crafts while you wait… don’t you love multi-tasking?!) Apply the glaze to both sides.
To string the washers on the lace, follow Becca’s instructions at Blue Cricket Design. Don’t get frustrated if it doesn’t come easily at first… You’ll get it! Give it a couple of tries, and you’ll figure out the over/under’s. I tied knots in the lace before and after the washers so they wouldn’t slide around.
Isn’t it lovely?! There is something so elegant about lace. I just tie a knot to secure it behind my neck when I wear it. I can’t wait to make more and try out some new color combinations!
The very day I finished the necklace, I wanted to wear it. So I did. I wore it to my birthday dinner! Here I am, modeling it, in all of my up-close glory:
I hope you will come by Oopsey Daisy and say hello! Every day is an adventure! Here is a small taste of what you might find in my world:
What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a tasty treat?! I recently made these Oreo pumpkins:
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