Flower bib necklaceThis is really the simplest thing to make and just looks lovely. I’ve seen a few of these bib necklaces on Pinterest and elsewhere and decided to use some of the same methods from the feathered headband to make one for myself.

Flower Bib NecklaceThe trickiest part of this is finding the right flowers or other notions for the necklace. You can try artificial flowers from the craft store, but just be sure that the bottoms are flat or flat-ish so they will be easily glued to your base. For this, I use flowers more commonly used in scrapbooking made from a company called Prima and purchased on scrapbook.com. When I got these in the mail, I was less than thrilled. They look good in pictures, but close up you can see all of the glue and the thought immediately that came to me, “I can make these myself.” Trust me, next time I will but, they are here and I paid for them, so might as well use them.

What You’ll Need:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Felt (I used wool felt since this would be next to my skin, but craft felt will do)
  • Flowers, notions
  • Coordinating Ribbon (Amount depends on how long you want the necklace to hang. Start with at least 24 inches.)

Flower Bib NecklaceBegin by arranging your flowers and/or notions on the felt in a crescent shape until you like your composition. You probably don’t want to go more than 6 inches wide and 4 inches high. When you’re done with that, trace along your flowers on the felt to give yourself a guide when cutting.

Cut out your felt and cut off a piece of ribbon based on how long you want your necklace to hang, plus extra for tying a bow at the end. Cut your ribbon in half. Glue the ends of your ribbon to the ends of your felt. This would be a good time to hold it up to your neck to see if you like the size and how it hangs.

When you’re ready it is time to start gluing on the flowers. I started at the ends to be sure that I was covering up the ribbon and worked inwards. You want to glue down the petals as you go so the felt won’t show through.

Flower Bib Necklace

Once all the flowers are glued down, trim the felt as close to the glued flowers as you can so that the felt no longer seen.

As soon as all your trimming is done, so are you!