DIY flower necklace

Celebrate spring with an easy and inexpensive floral statement necklace inspired by one from Kate Spade that is no longer available.

DIY flower necklace

This necklace can be made quickly made from silk flowers, fingernail polish and ribbon.

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Project estimate:

  • Silk flowers, $1 and up
  • Needle and thread (or 6 small jump rings), on hand
  • Mod Podge, on hand
  • 6 small washers (optional), on hand
  • Paint or nail polish, on hand
  • Sealer spray (optional), on hand or about $2 and up
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1
  • Glue, on hand

Total: $1 and up

DIY flower necklace

Sad silk flowers seem to be abundant and neglected in thrift stores so y0u can be earth-friendly and reuse them. Or you can pick up a bunch for only a dollar at Dollar Tree. Look for flowers with closely bunched petals like mums or ranunculus.

DIY flower necklace

Remove the flowers from the stems.

DIY flower necklace

Pick out a mix of small, medium and large flowers.  Optional: Try out some small washers on the back of the flowers to give the necklace some weight. Tip: Glue them on after you Mod Podge the flowers.

DIY flower necklace

Position the flowers. Using needle and thread, sew the petals to each other where the flowers connect. Or make small holes in the petals and attach with jump rings.

DIY flower necklace

Put the flowers in a disposable tray. (I used an old takeout container.) Liberally douse with Mod Podge. You can use a paintbrush to push Mod Podge between the petals of the flowers.

DIY flower necklace

Allow to dry completely on wax paper or a Mod Podge non-stick mat.  Then glue on your washers if using.

DIY flower necklace

If your flowers have color, paint first with white paint or fingernail polish and allow to dry. This will let your final color really pop. For my top coat, I used a mix of yellow and red stencil paint I had on hand that I mixed to become orange.

After the paint dries, you can spray your flowers with a sealer. I used a glossy sealer to give my flowers a lacquer look.

DIY flower necklace

Cut two pieces of ribbon, burn the edges to prevent fraying and glue to each end of the necklace.