Easy DIY Washer Necklaces - Handmade in the Heartland

Easy DIY Washer Necklaces

Easy DIY Washer Necklaces

Easy DIY Washer Necklaces
Easy DIY Washer Necklaces

If you saw yesterday's post you know that i planned a campout last weekend and we did this fun easy craft.  These washer necklaces are super versatile, you can customize it to whatever print/design you want, and the materials are super inexpensive so it was great to do for a large group.  Our goal for this craft was to help remind us to simplify our lives and keep the important things a priority.  Click through for all the instructions.  

First your supplies:
spray adhesive
Black jewelry cord & a simple clasp 
2 different size washers, we used 1 1/2" & 7/8" which both had 3/8" openings in the center
scrapbook paper
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
plastic or paper work surface so you don't damage your table

A few thoughts about this project- i cut out the paper circles with my amazing silhouette cameo, for the simplify circle i used the print and cut feature that the silhouette offers to first print it out with the words and then pop it into my silhouette and cut it out, it worked like a dream and made me fall in love with it all over again. You can easily trace around the washer and cut it out with scissors and use an exacto knife for the center. 

Here are the super simple instructions:  
Easy DIY Washer Necklaces
1. Attach paper with spray adhesive to metal washers.
2. Pour a small amount of mod podge on top of both washers
3. Using a brush spread the mod podge evenly over the circle, on both washers and let dry for a few hours.
4. Once the washers are dry take your necklace folded in half and stick it through the center of the washers and then take the clasp end and stick it through the fold of the cord.  (see the photo below)

Here is our set up at the campout for the group craft.  A few words about creating a craft for a large group, we did a lot of prep so that the craft took minimal time, seeing as we were outside and didn't have a lot of time in the schedule to spend on it.  We cut out all the circles with lots of different print options and the simplify circles were already cut out as well.  We also put the clasps on the cording so the necklaces were already finished, so essentially all those making the craft had to do was to spray adhesive the paper to the washer and then put the mod podge on top.

Easy DIY Washer Necklaces

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