DIY Chokers for Spring/Summer : Six Designs

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Hey Guys!
I haven't done a DIY in so long, possible never after the very beginning months of my blog but I would like to keep doing some here and there when inspiration strikes me. This one was a no brainer because I was planning on making some chokers for myself. I am obsessed with them and I love how they look with summer tops. However, finding every design can be a little difficult unless you want to order from Etsy or only stick to the tattoo choker ( which I own and love) so I decided to make my own and share it along with you, if you'd fancy making a choker yourself!

What you will need:
Velvet Ribbons
Laces
Pearl Trims
Thread
Scissors
Pins
Fabric Glue
Charms
Lapel Pin/Stud Earrings
Jump Rings
Pliers
Press Buttons

All of these six designs are "no-sew" but if you'd like to spend a little more time on them, you can go ahead and use a needle and thread to sew up the press buttons which I have used as clasps for the chokers.
1. Plain Velvet Choker: The easiest one to make. Simply cut a black velvet ribbon of your neck size and glue on some press buttons. One on the right side up and one on the underside so that the buttons can close properly around your neck. This step has to be repeated on all the chokers.
2. Pink Velvet Choker with a Charm: Pretty simple as well! Take a pin and make a hole around the centre of your ribbon. Put a jump ring and your charm through it. Close the jump ring with pliers.
3. Lace Choker with a Charm: This one is on trend right now and I've seen a lot of expensive ones being sold online while this one can be made in a fraction of the price. Basically repeat all the methods above for the pink velvet choker.
DIY-Choker-Necklaces-Tutorial
DIY Choker Charms
DIY velvet charm chokers
4. Velvet with Pearl Trim: Take a similar piece of black velvet Choker and glue on a pretty pearl trim that I found at a craft store. It gives a nice gothic, vintage vibe to it.
5. Bow Collar Choker: This one will require a piece without the press buttons because this one will be closed in the front in the form of a bow. To achieve that, you will need to make two holes on the overlapping bits of ribbon with a pin and put in a lapel pin or an old earring (like I did) It works! The rose adds a nice gothic feel to it as well.
DIY Bow Collar Choker
6.Bohemian Tassel Choker: This one is a choker that I've wanted to make for myself. Although I haven't seen something like it in the stores, I love how this one turned out and would love to pair it with some off the shoulder tops. To create a tassel, simply wrap some string around your two fingers. Tie the top part to secure it and then cut through the loop below to create a tassel. Trim it according to how big you want it. Put a jump ring in it's upper loop and attach to a lace trim.
DIY Bohemian Tassel Charm ChokerDIY Tumblr Inspired Chokers
And we're done! Which one did you like the best? Let me know in the comments below. :)
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87 comments

  1. Great DIY! very detailed! If I were in love with accessories, I would definitely try this one! The bohemian tassel choker is my fav among the others

    kandice.me

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  2. Lovely post! Have a great weekend! :) xx

    Vildana from Living Like V (my first outfit post's on my blog) & Stalia Is BAE

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  3. These chokers are amazing and so on trend for this season! Thanks for sharing. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Thank you Katherine. I'm glad you liked them.

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  4. This is such a cute DIY, and I really love how they turned out!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo, Esther

    http://bubblesther.com

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    1. Thank you Esther for your lovely comment :)

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  5. Lovely Post! Thanks for sharing! I just updated my blog, you should check it out! xx
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  6. Chokers are a must have and you did such a great job here! So cutee I wish I knew how to make them x

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    1. Oh Thank you! I'm sure you can make some too, they're so easy.

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  7. These are so cute! I'll definitely be giving them a go! xx

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  8. I love all of these! The one with lace and the charm looks so beautiful!

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Thank you Leta! :) That one's my favourite.

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  9. I used to make my own chokers too! Yours look great!

    Luxessed

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  10. These are gorgeous! I would never have thought to make my own choker but I'm totally inspired now. This was you can customise one to your style

    xx
    Lizzie | Garland Girl

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! Making these were so fun, you need to try it.

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  11. These are great! I loved the lace one xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

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  12. Great DIY.
    I should try this sometime.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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    1. Thanks! You should definitely give it a go :)

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  13. The chokers look amazing, the one with the little heart is my favourite, it looks so cute. xx

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  14. Great DIYs! These are so in right now.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thanks Amy! Yep, everyone's getting into it right now x

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  15. obsessed with chokers!! i'm going to have to try this!!

    Xo, Alex

    http://the-fashion-brief.com

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  16. ohh,those are some really clever ways!
    looove this post
    www.kmeetsstyle.com

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  17. I am so going to try this DIY out, they are such cute designs!! Love this post :)
    -Hanaa Elham

    www.thehanaaedit.co.uk

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    1. Oh, thank you so much Hanna! I'm happy you liked these.

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  18. Those chokers are so cute.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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  19. How fun is this?! I love love love chokers!

    XO
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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    1. Thank you Molly! It was really fun making these x

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  20. Oh wow, you're so creative! I love the lace one with the pearl trip but also the velvet ones look great. I think I have all the materials to make some right now!

    Sally - DiagonSally

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    1. Thanks Sally! Absolutely, all I had to do was pick up some things from the craft store.

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  21. This is such a great idea. So adorable!

    Hailey
    www.themiddlecloset.com

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  22. Wonderful post, very detailed and easy to follow! The chokers are so cute, I imagine they would look lovely with multiple outfits! Thanks for sharing!

    xxxx from Emily // diamondsanddachshunds.weebly.com

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    1. Thank you Emily! Yep, especially with some off the shoulder ones.

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  23. So cute! Love every piece! Thanks for sharing. :)
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

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    1. Aww, thank you! That's very sweet of you!

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  24. These DIY chokers are lovely, thanks for sharing ideas on how to create them!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  25. I've been loving DIY chokers lately too! So far I've made similar velvet versions as shown in this post, though I'm super keen to try making one of the on-trend suede tassel-wrap necklaces. Do you have any tips on how I could attach small silver ends to the two strands of suede that tie into a bow at the front? :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. Oh that's lovely! I do want of those as well especially in black..I think there might some stuff at the craft store that can help you make them.Simply stitching/gluing them on is going to work as well as any store made ones.

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  26. You are so creative! I alway mean to get into chokers and then I always give up - but these are inspiring me!

    xx www.qustomquinns.com/blog

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! You can definitely make one too, they're so simple :)

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  27. Cool DIY :D Thanks !

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  28. Awesome post! Very talented and creative. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day!
    much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

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    1. Thanks so much Len :) Glad you liked it!

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  29. Love this! Chokers are so on trend right now! I will make for myself too!!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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    1. Thank you Vanessa and good luck with making these x

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  30. These chokers look great. What a fun DIY. Thanks for sharing.

    www.livinginsteil.com
    Vanessa

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  31. Ooh what a great post! Not so good with DIY but these sound relatively simple and I'm loving chokers at the moment! Gonna try give it a go...

    moorizZLA xx

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    1. Thanks Alya! :) Go try it out, really you'll make them under an hour haha x

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  32. I love this DIY! These chokers are so gorgeous!!

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  33. I am so not crafty but these are so lovely and I'm impressed that you did them!!! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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  35. Beautiful DIY dear! Love it!
    xx Pisa
    www.inlovewithmyclothes.com

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  36. Beautiful DIY dear! Love it!
    xx Pisa
    http://www.inlovewithmyclothes.com

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  37. Great job, dear! I also always do such things by myself ;)

    The White Ocean

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    1. Yass! Isn't it the best thing ever, to be able to make things without spending too much money? x

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  38. This is brilliant, I've been thinking about doing some jewellery DIYs recently. My favourite is the lace and locket one!

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

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    1. Thank you Kirstie! I hope you get around to making these x

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  39. Wow, such a great DIY, girlie! I love the first two especially! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a lovely week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thank you Jalisa! :) The velvet ones are really on trend right now x

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  40. Wow! So creative! And the end results are fabulous!
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    1. Thank you so much Jenny for your kind comment :)

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  41. wow so nice!! I like the post very much.
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  42. We are so happy that chokers are back in style, they are so cute to pair with an outfit! All of them are cute but we especially love the tassled one, great DIY!

    ISA Professional

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  43. This post is sooooo cool!!! I will try!
    Thanks for sharing <3

    www.stayclassi.wordpress.com

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  44. where do you buy the press buttons? i've looked everywhere!

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    1. Hey! You can get it at any crafts supply or places where they sell sewing supplies. I typed "Press Studs" and found many links on amazon! :)

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