12-lanyard Secret Santa gifts are always a challenge, especially when you have a tiny spending cap and are asked to “get creative”. In addition to some small purchases, we decided to have me stitch something up as a gift…. a lanyard! Since she is a HUGE K-State fan, I sought out grosgrain ribbon. You would think that living in Kansas would mean that it was easier to find, but I wound up having to purchase it from Etsy.

As far as construction goes, I used this quick tutorial, cotton webbing (instead of nylon), and new hardware that I bought from 3DPatternPaper (very, very nice quality and I love that the split ring is ‘flat’). I really love the way it turned out and am not thinking I need some Wonder Woman ribbon and start making some accessories for me!