DIY All Strung Up: Create Your Own Layered Necklace From An Old Pair of Leggings

GOT A NEW DIY FOR YOU TODAY!  THIS ONE WAS CREATED BY OUR ATTIC EMPLOYEE, SHANNON.  LAYERED, FRINGE, AND BIB TYPE NECKLACES ARE REALLY IN STYLE NOW.  DON’T SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON THEM WHEN YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN!  THANKS FOR THE DIY SHANNON, THIS IS AWESOME!

If you were wondering what to do with tights that have gotten a bit too worn, have a few holes in them, or that you just don't wear anymore, the Attic has an answer. With this easy, quick DIY project, you can turn those old tights into a modern layered necklace. The best part? It takes 15 minutes and costs nothing!

All you need for this necklace is a pair of tights, scissors, and a safety pin.

Cut off the toes, or the bottom hem if they are footless tights like these, and discard.

Cut the legs of the tights crosswise to make loops about ¾ to 1 inch wide.

Gently stretch each loop so that the edges curl up slightly. Set aside two loops; you'll need them to attach all of your necklace layers later.

Now, to connect the loops: First, overlap two loops. In this example, the right loop is on top, the left is on the bottom.

Pass the end of the right loop below the end of the left loop.

Take that sameend of the right loop and pass it over the other side of the right loop. Pull both loops away from each other to tighten the knot a bit.

Continue adding loops until the chain is the length you want. Make as many more chains as you can with the amount of loops you have, using different numbers of loops on each chain to get a full, layered look. For my necklace I used 5 to 7 loops for each chain.

Now we need the two loops you set aside earlier. Gather the ends of each chain and pull one of the loops through each of the loops on the ends of the chains. Now pull one end through the other to hold all the chains together. Repeat with the other side of the chains and the other loop. Use the safety pin to attach the ends of the necklace to each other (or sew them together for a cleaner look).

If you’ve got two pairs of tights you don’t wear anymore, it would look great to mix colors or patterns.  This is a project you can really experiment with and change to suite your style.  Send us some pictures so we can see what you do with it!

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