Craft Rewind: Lanyards ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Craft Rewind: Lanyards

It's time for another Craft Rewind!  I have already shared a ton of past sewing, crochet, knitting, and cross-stitching projects.  This time, it's a craft that I learned during summer camp.  How appropriate!  I made all of these when I was a kid because I was absolutely obsessed with making lanyards every summer.  I guess the crafting bug bit me early!


Craft Rewind: Lanyards on Diane's Vintage Zest!


The one on the very left is the first lanyard that I learned how to twist, instead of just making it a square/rectangle.


Craft Rewind: Lanyards on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Of course, I started off with easy 2 x 2 square lanyards, which were usually very long.


Craft Rewind: Lanyards on Diane's Vintage Zest!


THEN, I started making larger ones: 2 x 3 and 3 x 3.  I liked the twisty ones better, once I learned how to make them.



Craft Rewind: Lanyards on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Then I made HUGE fat ones!  I think my thickest one was 8 x 8.   :)



Craft Rewind: Lanyards on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Later, I went on to making skinny ones with different designs.


Craft Rewind: Lanyards on Diane's Vintage Zest!


I also used a stretchy lanyard material that I didn't like as much.


Craft Rewind: Lanyards on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Here are a couple more interesting patterns, with the middle one looking like a snake!


Craft Rewind: Lanyards on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Here are a couple of close-ups of the interesting patterns.  First this one that has two intertwining colors.


Craft Rewind: Lanyards on Diane's Vintage Zest!


And these ones that look like winding staircases!


Craft Rewind: Lanyards on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Lastly, I made this one for keys, which is slightly adjustable.  Cute!


Craft Rewind: Lanyards on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Best of all, they all fit into an old-school pencil box that I probably used during middle school.  :)


Craft Rewind: Lanyards on Diane's Vintage Zest!


I hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane with me.  :)


Did you make lanyards during summer?




5 comments:

  1. These are so CUTE! I love the options to make them look whatever way you like! So many colour combinations.


    Thanks so much for sharing.
    xoxo

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  2. These are a fun kid project!

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  3. I don't remember how to make lanyards, but I bet my kids are just at the right age for them!

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  4. Awe, how fun!! I remember learning how to do this in Girl Scout camp, but I was only able to figure out the 2x2 square, hahah!

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