Vacation always requires a good souvenir right? Better yet, they deserve a DIY project, like these adorable DIY souvenir washer necklaces. They are personalized, inexpensive to make and help preserve all those great vacation memories.
I just got back from a trip to Pennsylvania and New York! It was so nice to get away and see the sights and family. Don’t get me wrong here, I so bought souvenirs (chocolate counts as a souvenir right???), but wanted something that would help me really remember the fun time I had. DIY Washer Necklaces were perfect.
These two washer necklaces showcase New York with and I (heart) New York and a double New York design. I love the white against these fresh bright colors. It really makes the white stand out.
To get this look, I bought 1 1/2 inch washers. Spray paint both sides of the washer in whatever color your like.
My designs were created through rub-ons. They could easily be made with vinyl or printed on a paper and mod podged to the washer. Just trace the washer with a xacto knife and use mod podge to affix it to the washer.
Use string, cord, leather cord, etc. to make the necklace part. I love that it is using a jute cord, because sometimes I have sensitivities to necklaces made from cheap metal. Slip knot the string through, tie the end with a knot and trip edges above the knot so they are even.
Super easy DIY souvenir project to help cherish the vacation memories. Where are you going on vacation this summer? Any fun plans? If you do can I go?!?!
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Virginia Fynes says
These look great! I think I will make some too, would be a great project for a big kid party!
What a cute idea, love it! We would love for you to share at our new Super Summer Saturday party here: http://www.thechirpingmoms.com/2013/06/super-summer-saturday.html
fine craft guild says
cool!! i heart these! love new york too!
These are really cute and look like a fun craft. Found you at Party in Polka Dots.
These look like a lot of fun and would work for many different special occasions.!
I just your blog and I always come over and see what you are doing! These necklaces are perfect! I would love for you to be a guest judge on my blog in July.
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July 7th- Spray Paint Galore
July 21st- Monogram Challenge
July 28th- Wedding Challenge
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Amanda @ thetastetester says
These are so cute and would pe perfect for making at our family reunion this summer. Pinning!
Craftypants in Chief @ Bespangled says
These are so very cute! I have made some with mod podged paper before but I love the idea of a rub-on design over spray paint. Turquoise and yellow are also some of my favorite bright colors right now- so eye catching. And what a great way to make your own vacation keepsakes!
Stopping by from the CSI spray paint challenge. So happy to find you!
Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says
Wow! What a fun idea and a great way to commemorate a special trip. I love the bright colors of spray paint you used, too. I would totally rock a necklace like this with pride!
Thanks for linking up at The CSI Project this week. Greet to “meet-cha!”
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Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says
Pssst! You were featured over at The CSI Project as one of my Top 5 picks. Congrats!
Gloria Garza says
The idea of DIY souvenier washer necklace is amazing. I really loved this concept. Thanks for sharing!