Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Nerdy Heart Necklace

Happy February, everyone! I thought I'd kick off the month with a quick little valentine's day-inspired DIY. It's quick, easy, and best of all - just a little bit nerdy. Here's how to make your very own "<3" necklace.

What you'll need:

  • STURDY scrapbooking letters and numbers. Particularly just the "V" and the "3." You don't need the whole set. But don't get plain paper ones - something with clear plastic backing is best.
  • Necklace chain and hoops
  • Scissors
  • Glossy Mod Podge and a paintbrush
  • Safety pin

Start out by cutting the V and 3 out of the plastic, but leave the backing on and leave the plastic on the "inside parts" of the V and 3 as shown.

Use a safety pin or anything with a small point to poke small holes in the plastic towards the top where you'll hang the letters from the necklace. Keep in mind that the top of the V will really be the side since it will be acting as a < in this case. Insert the jewelry hoops the use a small paintbrush to mod podge around the letter just to make it a little sturdier. Make sure to get the sides where the sticker part would normally peel off. Let it dry.

Attach the hoops to the necklace chain just a few pieces apart and voila! You have a fun new necklace that's pretty festive this time of year!

Outfit Details:
Cardigan, shirt, and boots: thrifted
Skirt and belt: H&M
Necklace: handmade!

P.S. I'm linking up with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW!

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  1. Ummm....I love this. The garnet color of that skirt is AMAZING! I love love love the fun and spunky striped tee with it. If I had more than two thumbs (which I don't thank goodness because that would be awkward) I would give 3 thumbs up to this! That sounded way more strange that I had anticipated :p

  2. Super cute! I love that idea for a necklace :)

  3. Oh, that's the cutest necklace ever! I love how simple it is...but I never would have thought to do that!

  4. That necklace is such a cute idea! Also I'm in love with your outfit! lOVE the striped top!

  5. Love this look and your necklace is great!

  6. Ooh! I caught sight of the inside trimming/lining of the cardigan! FUN! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  7. that is the BEST freakn' heart necklace DIY eva! :D


  8. I love the idea of the <3 symbol as a necklace! So cute!!! Thanks for sharing.

  9. That's a great idea. I love it!

    New follower from The Pleated Poppy

  10. So pretty!! Love this idea! And that skirt is amazzzzing!

    ox from NYC!



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