Sometimes we must honor that which we love. In this case, I am honoring Instagram with a DIY necklace. If you’ve never heard of Instagram, it’s a cute little photography app for your smartphone. I LOVE Instagram for all of it’s wonderful filters that make my photos look decent . . . and for the ability to share pictures of silly things like fake hands at the nail salon or getting my morning coffee. If you want to share in my adventures, I’m modpodgerocks on Instagram. Otherwise, here’s the tutorial for my DIY Instagram necklace.
Gather These Supplies
Wood pendant – got mine at the craft store
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Mod Podge Podgeables basic shapes – small circle
Acrylic paint – I used FolkArt brand in Coffee Bean, Daffodil Yellow, Apple Red and Pure Black, and Apple Barrel brand in Parakeet and Bright Blue
Stencil tape in two sizes – 3/4″ and 1/4″
Paintbrush – you’ll need a small one too
Jewelry findings – jump ring and necklace
If you haven’t seen the Instagram logo, this is what it looks like. I wanted mine to be a more simplified version.
Start with a wood pendant. Get as close to a square as possible. I was lucky to find this one for $1 at my local craft store. If you can’t find one at your craft store, check Etsy.
Use stencil tape to mask off the top of the pendant.
Paint the top of the pendant with your brown paint – give it several coats and let dry.
Section off a square on the top right. Paint it black and peel off the tape. Let dry.
Paint the stripes. Use the thinner stencil tape and smaller paintbrush. I just eyeballed the size of the stripes and started at the left edge. Start with red and let that dry . . .
Then do yellow, green and blue letting dry between colors.
When all the paint is dry, add Dimensional Magic to the surface of the pendant and let that dry.
I realized somewhere during the necklace making process that one of the Mod Podge acrylic shapes was the perfect size to be the lens of my Instagram camera. I painted the back black, let that dry and then glued it in place.
Add the jump ring and necklace chain and you are ready to show your Instagram love to the world.