A few weeks ago I shared this easy necklace at Washi Tape Crafts. I made it for my daughter, and she still wears it with a “matching” outfit. While unconventional, it makes for a great fast craft and would be good for parties. Since it uses a craft knife, it’s not suitable for kids, but a tween or teen would be able to give it a go. Today’s Washi Tape Charm Necklace isn’t made to last forever, but the awesome thing about them is that that they are inexpensive and easy enough to make to match multiple outfits. The total cost of this necklace is one dollar or less!
- Leather lace cording, found at art and craft stores
- Thick card stock blank gift tag- I cut mine with a Cricut
- Washi tape
- Craft knife
- Self-healing mat or thick surface for cutting (pick a surface that you do not want to scratch with the craft knife)
Place the blank gift tag on the self-healing mat.
Apply washi tape to the tag, allowing extra to go off the tag so that it adheres the the mat.
Using the craft knife, carefully cut around the tag, removing the excess washi tape. This is by far the most tedious part. Keep a steady hand and concentrate! Do the same with the washi tape that is covering the hole within the tag.
Cut a length of the leather. I cut about 24″, but yours may differ. Keep in mind the following when cutting the cord:
- Who is wearing the necklace? An adult or child? A child will need less cord than an adult.
- Do you want to slip the necklace over your head each time or tie it on each time? If you want the necklace to be slip-on, allow for additional cord.
- It’s better to cut a little extra that has to be cut off at the end of the project than to not cut enough.
Fold the length of leather in half and thread the ends through the tag from back to front.
Pull the ends over the top of the tag and through the loop in the leather.
Carefully tighten the leather to secure the tag.
Knot the leather at the ends to create a necklace. Be sure to keep the washi tape charm in the center.