DIY: Mama + Me Cardboard Woven Necklaces!

In preparation for Mother's Day, we've partnered with Land of Nod to bring you a simple and sweet ten-minute craft! Inspired by our textile-guru pal, Roxanne Young, we took a stab at the fiber art trend ourselves and made matching Mama + Me  woven statement necklaces out of household materials. Check your local store for event times this Saturday or follow below for the easy tutorial.

Materials:
(Most items are lying around the house!)
Cardboard
Marker
Scissors
Yarn (Color-blocking looks great- try 3-5 colors!)
Glue stick (or any kind of kid-friendly glue)
Pencil or Pen for tracing
Optional: beads with holes that yarn can fit through for some added bedazzle 

Step 1:

Decide on a shape for your necklace and start cutting your cardboard!
*Tip: We love the modern look of a giant half-circle. You can cut this out + trace as a guide. 

Step 2:

Select your colors and yarn. We liked these desert-pastels!
Start wrapping your cardboard making sure to wrap numerous times over your starting point to keep it in place.
Cut different color yarn and add to your pattern; varying in widths and colors!  

Step 3:
Once you finished your wraps and designs use a little glue to hold in place. Keep wrapping over the glued end to keep it secure.

Step 4:
Use your scissors to punch a little hole at either end of your card board. Pull the yarn through the hole and make a knot. You can measure on you or your model, for your desired necklace length. (usually around 16” drop for kids, with some slack to tie in a bow behind the neck for closure, or knotted closed on one side but long enough to slip over the head!) 

 

Voila! Now double that up for a matching-mama version and play with scale + length!

*Tip: we also tried topping ours off with some vintage plastic beads, woven around the final necklace with finer striped bakers twine. 

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY !!!