DIY Choker Necklace (Three Ways)

Whether you like it or not, countless 90’s trends are back and better than ever. Bright lips, overalls, bandanas, birkenstocks, crop tops, and the most beloved: chokers. Instead of spending a lot of money on something that might be a passing fad, why not make some for yourself?  All the equipment needed for the chokers below are things that you just might have lying around the house already. Give these simple DIY chokers a try & let me know how you like them!

chokerdiy4wtextWhat you will need for the chokers:

  • faux leather cording
  • an old pair of leggings
  • a  jump ring
  • scissors
  • a ruler

Thick Cotton Choker 

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What you need: an old pair of leggings & scissors

  1. Grab an old pair of leggings.
  2. Cut from the inner crotch to the outside of the pant so that one leg is cut off.
  3. Cut down the seam of the leg from the top to the bottom.
  4. After it’s cut, open up the piece so that it is flat.
  5. Cut down the leg so that you make cut a strip of fabric out from the top to the bottom.
  6. For the thick choker I used a ruler to cut the width of about 4 inches.
  7. Because cotton typically rolls, cut your choker a little thicker than you think you need to!
  8. Once you have cut a thick strip, cut it in half.
  9. Voila! You now have a thick choker you can tie around your neck.

Jump Ring Choker

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What you need: 2 pieces of leather cording & 1 jump ring

  1. Cut two pieces of cord that are about 24 inches long.
  2. Take one of the pieces of cord and pull the two ends together so that the other end is in a loop.
  3. Put the loop under the ring as seen in the first photo.
  4. Then, pull the loop backwards so that it is covering the two ends.
  5. Pull the ends through the loop, and pull tightly.
  6. Repeat the same process with the other piece of cord.
  7. One your two pieces of cord are knotted to the jump ring, tie them around the back of your neck.

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Bolo Tie Choker

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What you need: leather cording & small beads

  1. Cut a piece of leather cording about 7 feet long (I did this so I could wrap it around 3 times).
  2. At the ends, add a couple of beads and tie two knots on each end to secure the beads.
  3. Once they are secure, wrap the leather cording around your neck twice and tie the two ends and leave them to hang loose.

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