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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.

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 logo.

(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
  • 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
  • Craft glue

If you don’t remember the old Instagram logo, this is what it looked 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.

DIY Instagram Necklace

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 craft, I’d love for you to check out these other project ideas:


Sunday 20th of January 2013

this is Genius Amy! love it!


Wednesday 16th of January 2013

So cute! this would make a great keychain too!


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!)


Monday 24th of December 2012

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

Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House

Wednesday 19th of December 2012

Love it!