WASHER HAIR ACCESSORY OR NECKLACE

Make your own hair accessory or necklace out of metal washers and ribbon!


Metal Washer Accessories


Years ago, I came across a DIY washer necklace tutorial at Chic Steals. Great blog with fantastic ideas! I knew I had to make one. As nice as they are for necklaces, they work even better as hair accessories!

You will need:

Metal washers:
   5-7 (smallish - the large ones are too heavy!) for hair accessory. 
   15-20 for necklace (varying sizes)

Wide ribbon, 1 yard

Metal Washer Accessory by Muslin & Merlot

Go to your local hardware store and buy some washers. They come in a variety of sizes. Find some ribbon. Make sure it's not a ribbon that will irritate your skin! I made that mistake. My neck and collarbones immediately turned an unpleasant shade of red!

Lay the ribbon flat on the table. There is a right (slightly smoother edges) and wrong side (rougher edges) to every washer. With right side up, thread the ribbon through the center of the first washer.

Thread the second washer right side down. The right sides should be angled towards one another (upper right picture).

Metal Washer Accessory by Muslin & Merlot

You should now have two washers threaded on the ribbon. Take the right end of the ribbon and thread it back through the center of the first washer. 

Pull taut. Now the right sides of both washers should be facing you.

Pull the ribbon up through the second washer.
Metal Washer Accessory by Muslin & Merlot


Repeat the steps with as many washers as you desire.

Tie the ribbon in a bow around your neck for a pretty necklace. Put your hair up in a bun, place the washers a few inches up from your hairline and tie the ribbon around your head for a hair accessory or headband. Use bobby pins to secure.


Metal Washer Accessory by Muslin & Merlot

Metal Washer Accessory by Muslin & Merlot


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19 comments:

  1. That's neat. I've seen those too, but not as big. I think it would work as a belt too.

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  2. How cute!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  3. What a unique idea this is! I like it has a headband. (Love your new icons, btw!) :)

    Allison Katelyn @ http://SimpleSilverLinings.blogspot.com

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    1. The icons are all because of you! Thanks for the great tutorial :-).

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  4. So pretty, I like it as a necklace, I may have to make one.

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  5. Very cute! I would like this as a necklace too. I would love for you to share at Bacon Time, the linky starts tomorrow morning.

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    1. I will be there! Bacon is my favorite food group :-).

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  6. There are so many things you can do with this design. Bravo.

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    1. Thanks Kelley! I love the baby pic in your blog header :-).

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  7. I love it! Sooo cute! Is it heavy to wear???
    :)
    xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. The biggest washers are pretty heavy but I'm kind of used to heavy necklaces. Using smaller washers helps the weight factor. I'd definitely recommend using the smallest ones on headbands :-).

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