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Make a Mask & Eyeglass Chain

It’s Game Day in Kansas City! The Chiefs are playing Pittsburg in the NFL Wild Card Game. I have a DIY project I will be wearing today with my Chiefs mask, and I want to share it with you. I love the Kansas City community’s team spirit and the creativity celebrating our team, check out this wonderful knit scarf on a statue in my neighborhood.

Amy wearing DIY Mask and Eyeglass Tether/Necklace project

Upcycle a t-shirt and buttons to make a comfortable necklace to hold your readers or face mask. A  great gift to personalize for family & friends. A fabric option as well as a chain design made with wire and buttons is  included. Get the PDF Instructions for this project here .  Make this fun fashion accessory you can personalize with unique buttons and t-shirt colors.

Royals Face mask tether

Make a chain for your mask or eye glasses. The soft t-shirt knit is so comfortable around your neck and the buttons add a little weight to the cord to keep it hanging in place.

Amy wearing mask and eyeglasses necklace/tether

This is the version we made with pearl buttons and wire. If you love buttons like I do, you should check out my Vintage Modern Makers Pearl Button Course.  I share both history and projects in both video tutorials and PDF content.

Would you like to learn more about my Vintage Modern Makers DIY Courses? Visit this blog post for a video that explains all the content the courses offer.

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  1. Barbara

    Very nice. I love buttons as you do.. my favorite are pearl buttons also. I use the also too make belts if you interested will share the idea with you.

  2. Sylvia

    Just stumbled upon your site. Love the vintage button ideas. And we are HUGE Chiefs fans!!

    • Amy Barickman

      Thanks Sylvia! Good to hear that you are enjoying the ideas I share! So exciting that the Chiefs won- we can keep cheering them on. Please share my site with any friends you think might enjoy the inspiration.

  3. Betty Fisher

    I love buttons and still have my Gram’s collection, along with my own. Terrific project for my gifts for next Christmas. Thank you.

    • Amy Barickman

      Thanks Betty! Yes, I thought this was a great stocking stuffer project. A fun way to enjoy your Gram’s collection too. Thanks for commenting and sharing your love for my favorite vintage notion!


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