Inspired Restyle: A Merit Badge Necklace

Inspired Restyle: A Merit Badge Necklace
Photo: Cyndi Coon


Simple summer necklaces are a must.
When you don't want to wear much in the way of clothing because it's damn hot, accessorizing really makes a difference.

This little number is inspired by Anthropologie's Merit Badge Necklace. Theirs is $88, but you can make your own for a couple of bucks.


Learn how to make a painted wooden necklace after the jump.

MATERIALS:
-- Bag of mixed wood pieces
-- Craft Paint
-- Painters Tape
-- Craft Knife
-- Self-healing mat
-- Drill and drill bit
-- Craft/jewelry twine


METHOD:
1. Lay out wood pieces and select those you'd like to use.

Inspired Restyle: A Merit Badge Necklace
Photo: Cyndi Coon


2. Using a small drill bit, drill holes into each piece of wood.

Inspired Restyle: A Merit Badge Necklace
Photo: Cyndi Coon


3. Sand wood pieces.

Inspired Restyle: A Merit Badge Necklace
Photo: Cyndi Coon


4. Mask wood with painter's tape (so the paint only goes where you want it to).

Inspired Restyle: A Merit Badge Necklace
Photo: Cyndi Coon


5. Using craft paint, paint each piece of wood.

Inspired Restyle: A Merit Badge Necklace
Photo: Cyndi Coon


6. Allow wood pieces to dry completely.
7. Remove painter's tape.

Inspired Restyle: A Merit Badge Necklace
Photo: Cyndi Coon


8. Use colored masking tape and a craft knife to cut lines and arrows, attach by rubbing with a small kitchen squeegee or scraper.

Inspired Restyle: A Merit Badge Necklace
Photo: Cyndi Coon
Inspired Restyle: A Merit Badge Necklace
Photo: Cyndi Coon


9. String through the craft/jewelry twine.

Inspired Restyle: A Merit Badge Necklace
Photo: Cyndi Coon


10. Tie off twine - wear it!

Inspired Restyle: A Merit Badge Necklace
Photo: Cyndi Coon


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