Thursday, September 6, 2012

DIY necklace for Insomniacs

To celebrate Dublin Fashion Festival and promote ‘DIYing’ & recyclable fashion I created a very simple DIY based on a rather unusual element... plastic lid!
Who said your take-away coffee lids can’t be useful!? Insomnia provided me with some materials, magazines and internet with inspiration... check out the results below.

Step 1:
All you need is: couple of lids, a pretty thread / ribbon / rope – anything that you feel is suitable as a necklace carrier (mine was from Rubanesque). 

Step 2:
Cut the lids into tear / leaf shapes. Play around a little, the more interesting the better! Make sure you mix them up and have both flat and arched types – the second ones will help you create some volume.

Step 3:
Every piece needs a hole so get going with that puncher!

Step 4:
Threading is not everyone’s cup of tea but hey, after so many cups of coffee... you can do it ;)

Step 5:
Result! Congratulations, you just got yourself a pretty unusual, pretty cool and super cheap neckpiece!


  1. oh i like! very impressed, if only i had the bloody patience to diy things myself!! haha! if you get a sec, i'd love to hear what you think of my latest post x

  2. I would never expect a simple lid to be so fashionable :)) well done and very good idea!!

  3. Great idea, you've definitely inspired me to try this x


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