Friday, January 29, 2010

Coffee Lid Necklace Tutorial

Hi everyone- it's Tanya here!!
 To make this necklace I used a clean coffee lid, my Sizzix, some old fabric, my Crop-a-dile, an eyelet, Mod Podge, Staz-On ink, my Sharpie, Diamond Glaze and a thin ribbon.

When Cyndi challenged us to make a project with a coffee cup lid, my mind went blank. What could I possibly make that would make a lid look different! Then I realized that my Sizzix could help- I cut around nearly all of the raised edges of the lid so it could fit into the machine. Then using my Small Flower die I cut a flower out of the lid.

Then I lightly sandpapered both sides and wiped the grit from the flower.  

Using some old fabric, I used the same die to cut a fabric flower.
This fabric is from a dress I loved & wore nearly 15 years ago.

Using Mod Podge, I attached the fabric to the flower and waited for it to dry. Then I trimmed the extra strands of fabric, applied ink to the edges and the back (only to have most of the ink come off on my fingers) I let what was left of the ink dry a little longer.

Then using my Crop-a dile, I added an eyelet. 

Then I doodled on the back of the necklace with my Sharpie. When the ink was dry, I applied Diamond Glaze to the front, waited for it to dry then applied it to the back and waited for it to dry.

Once dry to the touch, I let it dry overnight before I laced the ribbon through the eyelet . Here's the front:

And here's the back:

And here's my girl -first thing in the morning- in her new necklace:

We may be making a few more of these as Valentines for Penelope's best friends.

On a side note-I could use your help! My altered costume rack has made the semifinals in the Friends of Purple Cows Design Contest!! The top 10 finalists will be decided by public vote over the next five days and I would really appreciate your vote! It’s the last one (#25). Just stop by Purple Cows and cast your vote (the poll is in the side column). 
Have a great day!


  1. Precious! lovely job and I loved the fabric u used!

  2. Very inventive idea of re-using the coffee lid!

  3. Just adorable! Both the necklace and you dd!

  4. Great Tutorial!!! Thanks Tanya!

  5. Wow! That's just SOOOOO neat!!! Great Valentine gift idea, that's for sure!!!

  6. Oh, and your daughter is a cutie!!!

  7. Love this flower! Thank you for the info.

  8. adorable!as is your little girl!
    How clever and idea. WTG!
    Good luck on the contest !!

  9. That is such a cute idea. I always worry my kids will lose stuff, that wouldn't matter!

    I voted also! good luck, it is a great project!

  10. Great pendant... love it. You are an amazingly crafty person.

    xxx Monica