4.06.2009

Paper Chains

Who would've thought your status as the #1 construction-paper-chain-maker in kindergarten would come in handy after the age of seven? Lo and behold, the elementary craft project gets a haute redo thanks to Louis Vuitton's fall runway. Monsieur Marc off-set his delicate black lace ensembles with chunky necklaces in shades from hot pink and purple to gold metallic that can easily be recreated on a shoe string budget.


What You'll Need:
Pleather ribbon
Tulle ribbon
Scissors
Hot glue
Ruler

Start by cutting your pleather ribbon into 4 inch strips. Curve into a ring and secure the ends together with hot glue. Make the chain long enough to cover the front of your neck; you could make either a choker or a extra-long necklace. Once the chain is the length you desire, tie a piece of tulle ribbon on both ends. Secure the necklace around the back of your neck with a burgeoning bow!

Watch a video of Malina from ELLE magazine construct her very own LV necklace.

xx,CC

25 comments:

CalamityJem said...

I love this, definitely trying it out but I have to get a hotglue gun thingy first! Thanks for sharing :)

isabella whitney said...

great love this! i missed you DIY updates!!

Anni said...

thank you! , i have always wanted to find out how to make this lv necklace

LML said...

that seems easy enough :)

Cas Ruffin said...

Sick chains. Is it really made out of pleather and ribbon. Imagine how much he'd sell something like that for.

Missy P said...

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Oh my gosh, i have always loved all your DIY's and your posts... and especiially when it comes to studs!!

Merily said...

Such a great DIY idea!

Elyse said...

I definitely thought of kindergarten also when I saw pictures of the LV runway show too! I really like the necklaces though! I'm definitely going to try this out!

Monica Lee said...

I love DIY! love your blog (:

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Modelizer said...

next cover mmm's paper clip necklace/accessories. I put a paper clip as my cellphone charm after my real charm broke off and everyone questioned it. then I was like--well mmm would sell this for like 200 bucks! and silence/adoration resumed. haha

la petite fashionista said...

yay you're back! i think this summer since I'm not taking classes i'm just going to go through all my fav diys on your blog & get crafty!

this is a fun diy i bet it would make for a very interesting conversation piece.

Stephanie said...

I can't wait to make one of my own...when I have the time. But I am not sure that I would actually be able to wear one of these without getting any crap from my friends. I mean you're only seven once and after that wearing paper chains around one's neck is less than acceptable, but way to go LV for doing it.

gabby paulina said...

oh this is so cool! you're blog is amazing :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

I think I need to go make one right now. So cute!

Grace said...

Cool, I'll definetely try that though I'll probably get lazy and substitute.
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Who What Wear said...

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Alexandra said...

That sounds great! I'll bookmark this post and hopefully try it out later :D

Lea said...

I've wanted to make one of these necklaces since I saw this however long ago, I think you may have inspired me to go do it.

The Magic Doll said...

Ha ha ha, home studies class will wish they'd thought of this one, then I might've actually got a mark in my last (ungraded project). Go Marc,his appreciated for toddlers is EPIC!
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PILAR said...

nice necklace!

Natalie said...

great DIY idea!

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Trendology said...

hmm pleather ribbon

Tea said...

Nice necklace!

Ilse said...

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice :D

wolfwhistle said...

Hmm, I wonder where I can get pleather ribbon? I've got leather at home I think I'll just cut up instead!

Great DIY, though :)