Tuesday, February 1, 2011

DIY... From the Hardware Store!

A few weekends ago the boy toy and I were at Home Depot picking up a few things for some diys around the house. When I was walking around I realized what a mecca that place was for projects for my own diys! I went back the next day (because lets be honest the boy toy does not have the patience to wait for me while I shop... even if it is in Home Depot!). I seriously picked out about 50+ washers, nuts and copper tubes for under $8 - seriously you can get these things for just pennies - way cheaper than materials at a bead or craft store and in my opinion just as cute!

I wasn't exactly sure what I felt like making... I spray painted about half of my materials gold, because we all know I am obsessed with ghetto gold! I left them in the garage for about a week and forgot about them until I came across this fabulous post on I Spy DIY - seriously was she reading my mind??

Materials - metallic spray paint in gold, washers, satin ribbon (wasn't sure if I was going to use lace), scissors and a lighter
Spray painting the washers and nuts a beautiful ghetto gold!
The tutorial via The Small Object is super simple to follow along with... promise!
I decided to switch it up and mix metals, gold and and silver...
Finished product! I tied the ends of the ribbon and used the lighter to singe the edges to keep them from fraying. I didn't go for the choker like the original tutorial as I wanted the necklace to drape with the excess ribbon...
Me likey! Especially the gold and silver combo! I will probably try it next with the black lace to add a bit more glitz and glam!

I am definitely going to make the rope necklace with the remaining bolts that I spray painted gold!

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  1. This is so cool! I am definitely going to have to try this out!

  2. Oh wow - who'd have thought?! That's super cute and chic. Nicely done!

  3. what a great diy ! you should put your stuff on etsy

    stop by sometime<3

  4. Very cute! Thanks for the sweet comments :)

  5. that came out so well! what a creative necklace!

    Chic on the Cheap

  6. OMG I love this! I saw a washer necklace on another blog (via I Spy DIY,) and wanted to make. Spraying the washers makes them even more super fabulous!

  7. Hey there!
    What a great idea! I need to check out that blog. I read about it in InStyle and she has some really great ideas. I'm just not that great when it comes to following directions!


  8. Are you kidding me right now?! This is FANTASTIC! I am so impressed. Excellent job! xoxo, Annemarie

  9. Oh wow...you are like McGyver but for the fashion world!! Love it

  10. Okay seriously?? I love it!! You found inspiration at Home Depot?? I'm usually passed out in the aisles. This is gorge!


  11. Cute! I love it! You are just so creative.


    p.s. Be sure to enter in my current giveaway when you get the chance :)

  12. Oh em gee...I'm obsessed! I know where I'm headed this weekend! Who knew the depot was a Mecca for fashionistas?! xx

  13. Oh wow, this is such a cleverly crafty idea! I could totally see a necklace like this being sold in J. Crew or something.

  14. 1. Amazing DIY ;) loving all this inspiration. 2. I can't wait to see the rope necklace!

  15. absolutely IMPRESSED! love the color choices and wouldn't have ever guessed it was DIY. great job, my dear! xoxo {av}

  16. you never cease to amaze me - another marvelous necklace creation!!

  17. I love this idea!!! thank you for sharing...