5 Minute DIY | Convertible Necklace Headband

If you've got a few minutes and three simple materials, then you're all set for today's fashion 5 Minute DIY! With the help of a stretchy elastic hair tie, your favorite necklace can easily transform into a new hair accessory. Plus, the best part is that you can still wear it as a necklace too. I tried this trick on a handful of old necklaces and even a few pieces of gold chain and love the way they turned out. Follow the easy steps below to make your own!

• Necklace or chain (about 18 inches long)
• Elastic hair tie
• Needle nose pliers


• Using needle nose pliers, bend open one of the the jump rings/links at the end of your necklace or chain. (Tip: If your necklace does not have links that can easily open, add your own jump ring at the end)
• Insert the elastic hair tie into the ring and close it back with pliers. If the ring does not close tightly, try overlapping the edges so that the elastic tie does not slide out.
• On the other end of the necklace, open the lobster clasp and insert the elastic tie inside.
• If it fits snugly on your head, then you're all set. If not, try using a different size elastic tie to adjust.


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  1. Ostras pues es una gran idea! Tendré que ponerla en practica jijijij

    Un besazo! Cris Vargas ♥

  2. great idea! Definetly I`m going to try :) Thank you



  3. This is an excellent idea! I will definitely be trying this out with a ton of my necklaces. xx. McKenna Lou

  4. love it..what a superb idea :)

  5. Anonymous5/13/2013

    Ingenious! Thanks for sharing...

  6. Anonymous5/15/2013

    You are so talented.... thank you for sharing!

  7. I think this hair accessory craft is a good idea, but isn't it possible for the beads to tangle against hair strands?

    1. As long as you don't drag it across your hair, it should be fine. I lift it over my head and then place it down where I'd like it.

  8. Gorgeous headbands! These would be so nice for holding back your longer bangs when you are just trying to grow them out. Beautiful idea for a wedding!

  9. This is awesome, because I can never find cute jeweled headbands here, but I can always find affordable little necklaces! Brilliant.

  10. Omg wow! What a great Idea...I think I will make a headband for my graduation outfit!

  11. Anonymous6/14/2013

    This is a really wonderful idea, and it's so pretty! I'll have to try it soon!

  12. Love it, its really amazing!!

  13. You could use a clasp and a ring attached to the elastic so you don't need to open the necklace ring all the time!

  14. Anonymous9/21/2013

    I was just curious if you made these necklaces yourself. Thanks so much!

  15. Such a great idea! What a fun DIY project!

  16. This is such an easy to do DIY craft! Will definitely try it out and share it!

  17. Anonymous6/22/2015

    Awesome! So easy and pretty! Never thought of this! Thanks!

  18. This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing, I love learning new ways to use things in multiple ways.

  19. Great idea, I like the many necklaces used or a headband. Thank for sharing the tip!


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