DIY: Neon Necklace From Straws



I really can't get enough of neon. I've been wearing these neon chevron earrings all Spring and had to make another neon accessory for my wardrobe. Not only is this DIY project so easy to make, but you probably have most of the supplies at home. Grab a few straws, add some paint and paper and you've got a stylish and funky necklace. It's really that easy! Best of all, the gold spray paint gives a heavy, metal chain look and only you will know what's really hiding underneath!

Get creative and craft up a matching bracelet, earrings or ring. Follow the steps below to make your own one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.



Materials:
• 3 Straws
• Gold Spray Paint
• Colorful Paper (tip: look for interesting prints from a magazine. I reused pages from an old Bloomingdale's catalog)
• Tacky Glue
• Needle & Thread


Steps:
• Spray paint straws.
• Cut an inch or two off, depending on how big you'd like your triangles to be.
• Fold them into a triangular shape and insert one of the ends into the other to close.
• Attach paper to each triangle with glue.
• Run needle & thread through the back of the necklace to connect the triangles.

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30 comments:

  1. We loved this project so much we featured it on Fashion DIYs! <3

    http://www.fashiondiys.com/2012/04/diy-neon-triangle-necklace-from-straws.html

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  2. Anonymous4/30/2012

    Awesome, will be doing this!!1

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  3. Thank you all! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

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  5. Brilliant, can't wait to take a look at the rest of your projects! Would love to have you join us on Craft Schooling Sunday, a great international linky party, with some good exposure if you get featured, which you most likely would, Hope to see you there!

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  6. Looks great - would never have guessed they were straws!

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  7. WOW it looks great! I love it :)

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  8. Oh! I love it!!! It's nice and very girly! I'll do it very soon! Thank you!!

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  9. The necklace and bracelet both look great, but aren't they extremely fragile? Can you even wear them for more than a photo op?

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  10. Hi Fire, glad you liked it! I've worn them several times and they are just fine and do not come apart. It is extremely lightweight (which I love), but other than that, it is just like any other jewelry piece.

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  11. I'm amazed. hehe But, I am a little boggled by the last step: "Run needle & thread through the back of the necklace to connect the triangles."

    I'm confused about how to actually do this, I'm sure it's probably simple, but it has stumped me. I love your creativity!

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  12. Hi Jenn...thank you! For the last step, first turn the triangles around so that back side is facing up, then with your needle & thread, poke a hole through the corners of the first triangle. Now do the second and third so that they are all connected. It might sound more complicated than it actually is. The point of this step is to connect the triangles and you can do this in various ways. Give it a try and feel free to email me if you need more help! cremedelacraft@gmail.com
    - Natalie

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  13. Anonymous6/26/2012

    LOVE THIS! awesome!:)
    thanks for tutorial.
    u're very creative.

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  14. Anonymous7/02/2012

    briliant! Love your blog... :)

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  15. amazing art....will try soon:)

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  16. I love this but what do you use as the chain??

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    1. I used a thin (yet durable) piece of gold thread from the craft store. Not the kind that easily rips. Wish I knew the exact name! You can probably find some in the jewelry making section at your craft store. Good luck!
      - Natalie

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  17. Nice idea! :)
    xoxo

    p-and-p-style.blogspot.com - Check this DIY-Fashion blog out!

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  18. did u make the bracelet same way or? :O

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    1. Yes exactly! On the last step though, I ran a thread through the top as well as the bottom.

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  19. This is a very adorable straw art. Thank you for sharing this. Awesome and perfect for the kids. We also did a Pipe Cleaner & Straw Preschool Jewelry Project out of the same materials you used. You should check this out!
    EarlyLearning.Momtrusted.com Pipe Cleaner & Straw Preschool Jewelry Project

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  20. Anonymous2/12/2014

    wow great idea

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  21. love this too! I hope to feature it, as an upcycled art project for earth day on the my local news station this week, actually! But now I'm wondering -- what did you use for the necklace closure?

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  22. Anonymous6/07/2014

    AMAAAZING :)

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