Aug 22, 2016

DIY Upcycled Washer Necklaces


I feel like I never have enough of the 'right' necklaces. It either sits in the wrong spot, or is the wrong color. So I decided to make my own. Via Pinterest, I found a very intriguing idea from Scarletrevolution's Etsy: Washer necklaces. While I could have purchased her washer necklaces, I figured I could make some of my own. I would get washers, cover them with scrapbook paper using mod podge.

Any variety of washers can be used. So far I've only made the ones shown above. However I recently went to Lowe's and bought all of the ones shown below which have a variety of sizes, widths, and weight. It would be very easy to upcycle some old washers if you've got some hiding in the garage.


However if I have two contrasting colors or complementary colors hanging them like this would be fun!


These are incredibly easy to make. I simply found a washer and some scrapbook paper that I like. The site which inspired me used comics, so you can probably use any paper with a design or picture you like. I traced and cut the shape out of the paper and used mod podge to attach the paper to the washer. I had the matte mod podge, but I think a glossy one would be better and make them look better. Another option would be us use an enamel coating. The chain is one I took off an old necklace I had.

Right now the back of the necklace is still unfinished. Unfortunately the necklace likes to flip around some while wearing it so I would recommend covering the front and back.



So with a few minutes of time you can have the perfect necklace for any occasion!


Shared on Waste Less Wednesdays, Homesteader Hop,Sustainable Sundays

9 comments:

  1. Clever! You could make all sorts of patterns and cool things with these!

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    1. Yes! I did mine with scrapbook paper, but I suppose you could even draw your own design and mod podge it on!

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  2. It's always fun to see what you can do to upcycle things. Would be interesting to see what else these funky washers could be used for besides jewelry -- maybe accessorizing a homemade photobooth, decorations, etc. Christmas ornaments? Haha (:

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    1. I love it! I can see a Christmas tree decorated with them.!! Thanks for reading.

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  3. very cool! Thanks for sharing with us on the Homesteader Hop!

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  4. This is so cute! I'm going to save this for around christmas time. Maybe I can do something in the form of a keychain for my boyfriend whose a mechanic. I'm sure he'll love it!

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    1. That is a perfect idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. These are really, really cool. And they are even cooler because they have been repurposed!

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  6. Super cute repurpose! You'd never know they were washers!Thanks for linking up at #SustainableSundays!

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