Monday, July 8, 2013

Homemade Necklace Packaging

Well, I took a week off to clean my craft closet (yes, closet).  My craft room is also our guest room.  I have a murphy bed that folds up to becoming my craft table.  We purchased an cabinet for guest to hang clothes in and converted the closet to hold all my toys.  When I finally get it all put together I will have to show it off.

I did manage to get things put back together enough to do a little craft therapy.  I decided to start by making a holder for a necklace I just bought for a swap I am doing later this month.  My book club does a swap every July where we all bring a unique and/or handmade gift.  I found this necklace on Etsy, but needed a cute way to wrap it.

I started by cutting two lines about one inch long at an angle on the top of my base.  It is hard to see, but I also punched holes at the end with my brad hole puncher to allow room for the chain.

Here you can see how the necklace fits into the cuts.  I pulled the chain so that the necklace hung exactly where I wanted it.

The chain was longer than the base on back, so I added a small cardstock pocket to hold the excess chain.

I just added adhesive to three sides, leaving the top open for the chain to slide into.

I secured the base with more Sticky Strip and then added a little "grass" to the bottom.  I wanted to go with a natural theme, since the necklace was a bird and branch.

On the front I added some flowers and leaves to a panel.  Since I do not know who this will end up going to, I just left the sentiment simple.  I attached the finished panel to a belly band to keep the card closed.

This looks so much cuter than the plastic bag the the necklace originally came in.  I can not wait to get to the swap and see what the girls think of it.

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