DIY ultra-chic necklace made from common holiday decor

Dec 18, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. ET

We spend so much of the holidays decorating our homes and perfecting the art of gift wrapping that it can be easy to forget to adorn ourselves. This year, add a festive sparkle to your holiday party outfit with a simple, inexpensive necklace made of a mini ornament and a piece of tinsel!


diy mini ornament necklace: Supplies

  • Clear mini ornaments
  • Tinsel garland
  • Scissors
  • Necklace chain, jump rings and clasp
  • Needle-nose pliers or other small pliers


Step 1:

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Gently remove the top of the ornament, and cut a small piece of tinsel from your garland. If the fringes of your tinsel are very long, you can trim it down a bit (optional, depending on how "bunched up" you want the tinsel to look inside the ornament).

Step 2:

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Pop the piece of tinsel into the ornament. It's helpful to use small pliers, or even a chopstick or pen, to push the tinsel all the way down and arrange it how you'd like.

Step 3:

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Replace the top of the ornament, and thread a length of necklace chain through the hanger loop.

Step 4:

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Attach the jump rings and clasp to the ends of the chain using the pliers. And that's it! Your mini ornament necklace is ready to shine.

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If you don't have tinsel on hand, try filling your ornament with glitter, decorative snow or even a tiny model tree instead.

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