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Bohemian Summer DIY Necklace

Made from unexpected materials, this fashion forward DIY accessory is the new free kids' craft that girls will love!

Bohemian Summer DIY Necklace
Bohemian Summer DIY Necklace
This image courtesy of duckbrand.com

Teens and tweens will fall head-over-heels this summer for this whimsical Bohemian Summer DIY Necklace. Made primarily with duct tape, this free kids' craft is a great project for jewelry-making beginners that's both eye-catching and easy to make. Girls can choose their favorite duct tape prints to add a pop of color and then begin weaving this super pretty multi-strand necklace.
This summer craft for kids looks super stylish when paired with a light-weight sundress or works amazingly as a statement necklace when worn with a plain tee or tank top. This duct tape craft is perfect as a birthday party activity or makes an awesome 4H project. Whatever ensemble your girls wear it with, this DIY necklace is this summer's trending new fashion statement.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueJewelry Making

Intermediate

SeasonSummer

Age GroupPre-Teens, Teens

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Duck Tape®
  • Round Stirring Straws
  • .5mm Elastic Cord
  • 2 Jump Rings
  • 1 Clasp
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Crafting Board

Instructions

  1. Cut sixteen 5 in. strips of Duck Tape®.

  2. Cover sixteen 5 in. stirring straws with your strips of Duck Tape® from step 1 by rolling the tape onto the straw.

  3. Cut the straw with your scissors into small pieces. These will be your beads.

  4. Cut seven 20 in. long pieces of cord with your scissors.

  5. String all the cords through a single jump ring and tie them together.

  6. Secure the ends with a piece of Duck Tape®.

  7. String all your beads onto your cord.

  8. Connect another jump ring to a clasp with your pliers.

  9. Take your necklace from step 7 and secure the end cords to the jump ring attached to the clasp just like you did in steps 5-6.

Do your kids have any duct tape jewelry ideas? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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Whoa, I definitely thought this necklace was made out of beads at first. If I made it, I would probably use solid color duct tape, but I'm sure kids love the patterns!

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