Every year, my entire family tries to match on Easter Sunday. Only two of us live in the same city--we are spread out all over the country--but I think we all feel a little closer knowing that we're wearing coordinating outfits. Those of us who are really into it usually start discussing Easter colors around Christmas or New Years, and everybody else just kind of goes along with it. It might sound dorky, but I look forward to matching on Easter every single year.
Last year, my little sister chose a color scheme of white, tan, and light blue. It immediately conjured up images of bow-ties, seersucker, and warm weather. I made my girls some cute flower accessories out of blue and white seersucker, and decided to make myself a knotted necklace out of the same fabric. It was a quick, easy craft, and the necklace is one of my favorites.
- 1 1/2 to 2 yards of fabric (cheap fabric is more than OK here because you aren't using much, but you have to buy a lot of it)
- wooden beads (mine are 3/4")
- 2 pieces ribbon, about 15" each (I used 3/8" grosgrain)
You are basically making a really long, skinny tube. Fold the strip in half with the right sides together.
these instructions to make a flower out of the same fabric, and pinned it onto the necklace.
Voila! All done!