Change up a summer look by creating a DIY choker with buttons and lace

Summer is the season for taking chances on fashion favorites by adding a new twist. When it comes to incorporating a bit of floral flair into the mix, there’s no better way to spice up a seasonal wardrobe than with a choker. Easy to mix and match with different outfits, a floral choker complete with button details can take a day outfit into evening wear in very little time. There’s no need to spend anything at the jewelry store when this DIY choker can be crafted with a little lace trim and some time.
Once a length of floral lace trim is measured out to fit just right, the one of a kind feature that makes this choker so charming is the placement of earth-toned buttons. Hot glue is all it takes to attach buttons to the center of each lace flower, creating a truly unique final product. A lobster clasp with extra chain links makes it simple to adjust the choker for a tighter or looser fit as needed. Wear this choker to the beach with a cute swimsuit cover-up or add it to a casual evening look for a bit of Boho-chic style.
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Materials
-White floral lace trim
-Thread snips
-Small buttons in earth tones, enough for each individual lace flower on the choker
-Hot glue gun
-Hot glue sticks
-Lobster clasp with chain link extenders and claw and press clasp ends
-Pliers
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Instructions
1. Measure around the center of the neck with a length of white floral lace trim.
2. Cut the lace to size using thread snips.
3. Apply a spot of hot glue to the center of one of the lace flowers.
4. Press a small earth-tone button to the glue to attach securely to the lace.
5. Continue adding a single button to each of the lace flowers in identical fashion.
6. Insert two petals of the flower at the end of the length of lace into the claw, and press the necklace clasp.
7. Press the length of the claw with pliers to close and attach.
8. Wrap the length of lace around in a circle and insert two petals from the opposite end into the second claw, and press the clasp.
9. Press the second clasp tightly closed with pliers. The lobster claw and chain should be hanging in between the two claw clasps.
10. Release the lobster clasp to position the choker on the neck before attaching once more. Wear this one of a kind accessory out during the day or evening to spruce up summer attire!
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