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:
5-7 (smallish - the large ones are too heavy!) for hair accessory.
15-20 for necklace (varying sizes)
Wide ribbon, 1 yard
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).
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.
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.
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