Monday, October 19, 2009

Easy DIY, perfect holiday gift Idea

I came across this necklace on Etsy a couple weeks ago made by etsy seller Daily Jumpsuit.  I thought It would be a perfect DIY opportunity.  As a professional hair stylist myself, I already had a large box of Bobby Pins at home as well as lots of ribbon.  The great thing about this necklace is that It can be made with a mix of colors, like the original below or you could play around with paint, different things to hang them on or add your own flair.  Of corse if you are not the craft type you can always purchase the original from The Daily Jumpsuit for a reasonable 12$.

The original necklace

Here are the supplies I had on hand, if you don't,  you can purchase the pins almost anywhere.  The large boxes run about 3-5$ and can be found at beauty supply stores.  The ribbon spools this size are usually around 1$.  These supplies would make many necklaces which are great holiday gifts for your stylish friends.

Here is the finished project, it is adjustable so you can wear it long or short (the smooth side)

Here is the other side with more texture.  You could always mix them up so its not at uniform as well.


Missa said...

Cool idea. And more importantly, your hair looks super adorable like that!

Damsels said...

i should own one of these jsut because i always run out of bobby pins lol ... its insane those things dissapear they go from 300 to 0 in two days