Spent the last weekend in Las Vegas, so tired! Vegas is the kind of "vacation" you need a vacation from after, lol. Is Vegas worth doing a travel post on? It's so close to LA and we go pretty often, so I'm not sure if its "new" haha. But I guess it could be new to my readers! Will be on my to-do list :)
Anyway - Welcome to my first DIY post! I love arts and crafts and have always enjoyed making things - cards, scrapbooks, gifts - now I'm making chokers! If you like making things too, Etsy is a great platform that supports anyone with some creativity! (Check out our Etsy store, craft monkees)
I'm also giving away a few of the chokers that I made, details at the end of this post :)
I was inspired all the choker love going on, but found that many chokers out there are quite pricey - so I decided to make my own! If you love Are You Am I's double wrap Lilou choker, you would probably like this post!
I used this leather cord and crimp tubes, both from Michaels. I like shopping at Michaels because they almost always have a 40% off one regular price item, which makes this project under $5! But if you don't want to bother going to the store, everything is easily available on Amazon as well.
What you need:
How to in 3 simple steps:
Step 1 : Using scissors, cut the leather cord to your desired length. I used about 70", and that wraps around the neck twice with enough to make a bow with dangly ends.
Step 2 : Place one crimp tube on each end of the leather cord.
Step 3 : Using the flat head pliers, crimp each tube to flatten it. It doesn't matter if your cord has a smaller diameter than the crimp tube, the crimp tube will still be secure after it is flattened.
After crimp tubes are attached to each end.
If DIY is not your thing, shop some of my favorite leather chokers below: