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DIY Instagram Necklace to Honor Your Favorite App

Celebrate your love of your favorite smartphone app with this DIY Instagram necklace! Created with Dimensional Magic, it’s made to look just like the old logo.

Skills Required: Beginner. It helps to have experience painting and using smaller brushes just because the surface you are painting on is smaller. But it’s relatively easy and you can use the tape to help. You can make any logo you like with this method.

DIY Instagram Necklace to Honor Your Favorite App

(Originally posted in 2012)

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.

But also if you’ve never heard of Instagram, where have you been? I’m kidding. I’m an OG user . . . a lot of you are as well, I’m sure.

I LOVE Instagram for all of its 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.

DIY Instagram Necklace

Gather These Supplies

  • Wood pendant – got mine at the craft store
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • Small clear acrylic circle (look in the jewelry section)
  • 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
  • Craft glue
Retro Instagram logo

If you don’t remember the old Instagram logo, this is what it looked like. I wanted mine to be a more simplified version.

Square wood jewelry pendant

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.

Painter's tape on a square wood pendant with the roll next to it

Use stencil tape to mask off the top of the pendant.

Painting a strip at the top of the wood pendant with brown acrylic paint

Paint the top of the pendant with your brown paint – give it several coats and let dry.

Painting a black square onto the front of the wood pendant

Section off a square on the top right. Paint it black and peel off the tape. Let dry.

Painting the red stripe of the Instagram logo on the wood pendant

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 . . .

Painting the stripes of the Instagram logo with a small brush

Then do yellow, green and blue letting dry between colors.

Adding Dimensional Magic to the painted wood pendant

When all the paint is dry, add Dimensional Magic to the surface of the pendant and let that dry.

Adding craft glue to the back of the painted circle

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.

DIY Instagram Necklace to Honor Your Favorite App

Add the jump ring and necklace chain and you are ready to show your DIY Instagram necklace love to the world.


If you enjoyed this Mod Podge jewelry craft, I’d love for you to check out these other project ideas:

Debi

Sunday 20th of January 2013

this is Genius Amy! love it!

chelsea

Wednesday 16th of January 2013

So cute! this would make a great keychain too!

Morena

Tuesday 15th of January 2013

Insanely cute!! (BTW, I am so glad I'm not the only crafter who's work surface is covered in paint!)

katie

Monday 24th of December 2012

AHhh! This is too cute for words!!!!

Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House

Wednesday 19th of December 2012

Love it!