project // wooden hexagon heart necklace
Sometimes you find a supply or material and you just have to figure out a project to go with it. Because it's that perfect and awesome. That's what happened when I found these wooden hexagon pieces with hearts cut out of them. They're actually stickers, and I may have purchased way more than I really need, so you may see more things besides this necklace. But we'll start with this!
If you have a laser cutter, you could cut out these hexagons and hearts. But since I don't have one, and I'm guessing most of my readers don't either, there's an alternative: Go to Target.
You'll find these wooden stickers by the Handmade Modern craft supplies at Target. Each pack has 18 of these shapes, plus a few half hexagons, and the hearts that fill these shapes. They would also be fun for making cards and who knows what else. I'll be playing with them more!
Here's what you'll need:
Hexagon Heart Wooden Stickers
Fabric - 2 x 2 inches
Felt - 2 x 2 inches
Fusible Web - 2 x 2 inches
Thin Ribbon - 1 yard
Choose a square of fabric that has a design you want showing through the heart. Small designs are best. This fabric is from Paperie designed by Amy Sinibaldi.
Iron the fusible web to the back of the fabric, then peel off the paper.
Iron and fuse the fabric to the felt.
Consider how long you want your necklace to be. I wanted it fairly long, so I left the ribbon at 36 inches, but you can adjust this to suit your style.
Stick the ends of the ribbon to the back of the hexagon at the top. Because the wood piece is a sticker, they'll hold in place. Add a bit of craft glue around the hexagon, including across the ribbon.
Press the hexagon onto the fabric with your desired design showing through the heart. If any glue seeps into the heart area, wipe it away before it dries too much. A toothpick works well for this.
When the glue starts to set up, cut away the excess fabric and felt so that it is even with the edge of the wood.
And you've got an easy necklace! I love that it's a hexagon, as well as the fact that it can show off a sweet little fabric.
Now, truth be told, I don't know how well this will hold up over time. Will the ribbon stay if it get's a sharp tug? Time will tell. But Since this didn't require a huge time or supply investment, I'm willing to take the risk and enjoy it as long as possible.
I hope you are able to find these wonderful little wood stickers and make some fun things with them!