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Monday
Aug302010

summercraft: upholstery necklaces

Well, lazyhood, this is it. The official last week of summer. At least in my book. To me, Labor Day guillotines a heavy, final slice across the summer season. And even through here in San Francisco we’re just coming into our warmest months, there will still be a chill in the breeze. Just this weekend, we visited friends up north of the city and when we left and stepped onto their front porch as the sun was setting, crunchy oak leaves were falling and (maybe it was just my imagination) the air smelled like apples.

So this will be the last week of the Lazy Summer series. We’ll build to the final giveaway at the end of the week. In the meantime, here’s a quick reprise craft project to bundle us into the fall: upholstery necklaces. The supplies are cheap enough that you can switch them out for autumnal colors soon enough. But I’m still a sucker for bright, summertasticly happy necklaces that lie light on the skin for these waning warm days.

All that’s required is a sufficient length of upholstery trim from your local fabric or craft store and a clever closure. You could use a big safety pin in a pinch, or a large crimp closure like these. Simply string, check in the mirror to make sure the length is right, and walk out the door, emboldened by the bright hit of color.

Reader Comments (2)

I've been trying to ignore the fact that Labour Day is just around the corner - ack - next Monday. But it can't be the end of summer - not when I just spent some time this afternoon watching my boy enjoying a chocolate sundae (with sprinkles) - he was hum/moaning "mmmmmmmmmmmm" the entire time he was licking his spoon...and then fresh corn and new potatoes for supper. So I have to drive to work with my headlights on and put a sweater on to venture outside early in the morning or late at night, we're still trying to eke out every second of summer. I'm still waiting for my tomatoes to turn red - surely summer can't end if all my tomatoes are still green...

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

This is a super cute idea. Often I see cute trims and ribbons at the fabric store but am at a loss for what to do with them. Jackpot!

September 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterconnie

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