December 14, 2011

DIY: Place Mat Shape Necklace




I normally dress relatively simple so statement necklaces are a great way to Orlando Bloom my outfit. I mean Orlando Bloom in Lord Of The Rings, not Orlando Bloom with a dirty stash- You know exactly that I'm talking about.

So here's a statement necklace I made out of a place mat. Who needs an Orlando Bloom (or any guy for that matter) when you can always do it yourself?! That, is a statement and a euphemism. Fashion is so satirical.


Here are the steps

1. You will need a place mat, glue gun, scissors, a coiled wire necklace, and some chains (optional). Cut the placemat into various (but similar) widths.
Tip: Get a thicker place mat, you want the decorations to have some weight so it doesn't look flimsy.

2. Cut the strips into two different lengths as shown below. Don't worry that the widths are slightly different, it adds to the uneven charm.

3. Glue the strips onto a coiled wire necklace.

4. You can leave it onto the existing coiled wired necklace as the final project. For me I cut the wired necklace, clamp it and attached it to a gold chain.


Here is the final product of the necklace! It's an easy statement piece and the place mat was only $3. Another cheap and easy DIY!


{Wearing Urban Outfitters pants, Kania cardigan, DIY necklace, Miu Miu sunglasses}

44 comments:

  1. I love it! and it's so simple too.

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  2. stunning DIY! Love it, it's simple yet so pretty! Matches your pants so well!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  3. Oooh such a cute idea! Hahaha Legolas!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style
    Like My Look here on facebook to vote for me in Blogger Mannequin Style Off Competition

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  4. Oh my goodness, that is awesome! So clever! Will have to make one!

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  5. It's such a good idea, love your outfit :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  6. so cool! want it!

    New post on my blog: I'm waiting for your comment!
    kiss

    www.thecurlylady.blogspot.com

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  7. I really like this too, great idea! :)

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  8. such a great idea for a necklace!!! cute!

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  9. Damn, what cant you make a necklace out off - I challange you to make one out of denim...and some studs - yeah, sounds easy right?

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  10. I love your DIY necklace! way to go to make fashion and save $$$!! :) I saw your last post on your room and omg I forgot if I already commented but I love Ikea!!! :D they're the best organizing room decors ever!

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  11. I love love your DIY necklace.. you're such a talenred.. really admire you.. and yehhh i miss you..

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  12. Love the necklace and your outfit - and your creativity!

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  13. love it!DIY rocks
    http://ironyofashi.blogspot.com/

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  14. great necklace & outfit! holiday red & did i see snow in your photos? orlando bloom blonde or mustached is still smoking hotness.

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  15. Friggen genius. And the euphamism still has me dying!
    xoxo
    Lia

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  16. You are seriously so creative and talented <3

    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  17. SO COOL. love this DIY


    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  18. Love the colour of your pants xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  19. lovely DIY! FAB outfit!! lovely looks as usual. :) thanks dear for your kind and lovely message on my blog.

    www.fantailflo.com

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  20. The necklace is so pretty, I like how you incorporated it into your outfit :)I have been wanting a statement necklace for forever so this DIY post is great, YAY.

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  21. cute, i love your pants!!! :)

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  22. You are SOOO Asian really Julie? REALLY?? Keep Calm and Eat Rice??? LOL! That is awesome! Love the DIY as always, the collar necklace looks uber lux!

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  23. You look awesome! Awesome! :) I love your DIY necklace! I learned a lot!!

    hearts,
    Melai of Style and Soul

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  24. i love orlando bloom-ing myself, also, to dress up a simple outfit! and it's even more awesome when you can make it yourself. such a great idea with the place mat! you look amazing. :)

    jasmine

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  25. Such a good idea! :) I love the necklace...perfect statement piece! Hard to believe it was a placemat! :)

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  26. I'm pretty sure I have those same pants! :D

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  27. You are so creative with making jewelry! So they are statement as well as a conversation starter!

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  28. The necklace and the whole outfit is amazing! I wish I had time to create a DIY! xx

    http://fatal-fashion.blogspot.com

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  29. What a great DIY project, it turned out fab!

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  30. you're so crafty! :)
    fancy looking place mat you found too :P

    p.s. I love your pants.

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  31. So many statement necklaces look like this DIY!!! What a great alternative~ loveeee it.

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  32. so cute statement necklace.
    have a Cupcake sweet day!
    http://gonchagoncha.blogspot.com/

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  33. awesome post! i love diy's! also, really nice pics...as always :)
    here in greece weather's still a bit like fall. i can't wait for chilly winter!

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  34. You really have some of the best DIY posts out there.

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  35. Awesome DIY!
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  36. Love you DIY projects! They're always so stylish!

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  37. LOL, I'm biting my tongue funny girl!!! You did a nice job on the necklace.

    Is that the railroad track you've used for past photo shoots?

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  38. Your photos are always so beautiful! The phrase "Orlando Blooming your outfit" is totally going into my fashion dictionary now.

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