Carry All Lanyard

Did you know that there are lots and lots…actually a plethora of ways that ribbon can be used? It is so true! Ribbon can be used in hair bows and other fun hair accessories, clothing, bags, jewelry, home decor and so, SO many other things that unless we actually see the project, wouldn’t even think of using ribbon in that way! Today is a perfect example of ribbon being used in a way that until I saw it, this fun project wouldn’t have come to my mind anytime soon…but, I love it and I know you will too! Let’s join Adrienne from Free Time Frolics as she shows us how to make an adorable Carry All Lanyard for your yoga mat or a picnic blanket. Enjoy!

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Hello Ribbon Retreaters! Thanks for visiting today. I am Adrienne and I blog over at Free Time Frolics. With a new year that means new goals. I have been diligently heading out to the gym every morning so often to get my self healthy. So I decided if I am getting up before the sun then I want to have some cute things. So today I am sharing my adorable Yoga Mat Carrier. The gym has some to use but I like to take my own. This project is super simple and will take about 1 hour. Lets get started!

Here is what you need:

2 yards Colored Webbing
2 yards 3/4″ Ribbon
4-6 1″ “D” Rings
2- Swivel Clips
Hot Glue Gun and Glue

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Start by adding your clips to the ends of your webbing.

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Cut your ribbon. Mine measures 47 inches. Decide how far apart you need to space your “D” Rings. I stitched mine 1 inch from each end and 8 inches from the end. This will let me use my Carry All Strap for my yoga mat and for a picnic blanket. You can also add a 3rd ring for something else just to make it more versatile. Pin your ends and stitch across, securing the “D” Ring in place.

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Once all your “D” Rings are secure, find center of your webbing and your ribbon. Pin them together. I use a glue gun and run a small bead of glue down the center to hold the ribbon in place before stitching.

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Stitch ribbon into place. Stitching down both sides and across at the “D” Rings. I used the black lines to show about where you should stitch. Be sure to stitch along the entire piece of ribbon.

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You are all finished! You can use your Carry All to carry anything! We use ours for my yoga mat and picnic blanket. But you could also use them for sleeping bags for camping this summer.

So grab your supplies and get started!

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Thank you Adrienne for sharing this great project with us! I love the ease this lanyard creates and how convenient AND cute it is! I love how you show us how to take it to the gym or on a family picnic! For more great projects just like this one, by this talented lady, make sure to visit her at Free Time Frolics.

Lanyards help us all stay organized and keep our hands free to carry those groceries, hold our little kiddo’s hands, or to open our car doors with ease! Here are a few more projects that make life so much easier!

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  1. Posted March 20, 2015 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    I love how this is something to can be changed out and used for multiple different things. Thank you for sharing at Motivational Monday Link Party. I hope to see you again Sunday night.

    Bethany from The Southern Couture

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      Posted March 23, 2015 at 6:18 am | Permalink

      Hi Bethany! Thank you! I am so glad you like this fun lanyard. Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  2. Posted March 23, 2015 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Great idea. Pinned and tweeted. We are so thrilled to have you at our party. Please stop by tonight at 7, so we can see your amazing projects. Lou Lou Girls

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      Posted March 30, 2015 at 9:34 am | Permalink

      Hi Girls! Thank you so much! I am so glad you like this fun lanyard. Have a wonderful day and thank you for the pin and tweet! Michelle 🙂

  3. Posted March 25, 2015 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I love the lanyard! I also noticed the id badge makeover. I keep thinking that I need one for work. Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week!

    Her Organized Chaos

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      Posted March 30, 2015 at 9:26 am | Permalink

      Hi Sharon! Thank you so much! I am so glad you like this fun project and the ID Badge Makeover as well. Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by! Michelle 🙂

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