By now, you’ve probably noticed that the 90s are subtly making their way back into today’s trends. Crop tops, boy bands, short hair—and now, the iconic choker necklace that you’re seeing on everyone. Choker necklaces make you look trendy, elegant, and help show off your beautiful neck: get the look for just a few bucks thanks to these super easy DIY choker how-to’s.
Perhaps one of the easiest necklaces to make, the charm choker makes your necklace totally unique. You can use a plain choker and simple hook any sized charm onto it. If you have a stray dangly earring, you can even use it as the charm! Simply wrap the earring back around the choker and use a hot glue gun to secure the metal back to itself.
Give your outfit a goth-glam vibe with a delicate lace choker. Pick up some lace at the fabric store (for dirt cheap!) and measure the circumference of your neck. Cut out the length of lace you need, and stitch a piece of thin ribbon to each end (these will be your ties for the back).You can make the choker narrow or wide, depending on the look you’re going for, and you can even attach a brooch or pin to make the necklace even more stylish.
The simple ribbon choker is a classic, and a breeze when you’re in a rush: simply cut the desired length, and tie at the back. You can explore different colors, textures and widths for a fraction of the cost you’d spend on that many different necklaces. Ribbons are so versatile too; you can create an awesome braided look with three different pieces, layer different colors together for a rainbow effect, or tie it in a bow at the front.
- Wrap Necklace
Choker necklaces are getting more and more creative, with wrap versions that basically give you two necklaces in one. Using twine or any kind of texture string, wrap it twice around your neck fairly tightly, and then tie loosely further down or just let the ends hang. You can attach charms, beads, or even feathers at the ends to weigh them down.
Velvet is a classic 90s material, so it makes perfect sense to work it into the choker trend. You can wear it plain in a variety of colors, or mix it up with a ring positioned at the base of your throat. To create this look, cut two equal lengths of velvet. Wrap each strip around opposite sides of the ring, gluing down the ends onto the back of the velvet. Wrap the necklace around your neck and tie at the back. Beware: you’ll get nonstop questions on where you got this stylish, unique choker!
Chokers can literally be made out of anything, so it can be fun to experiment with different items. Chains are super easy to use and give you an edgy vibe. You can use a delicate, thin gold chain and wrap it around your neck a few times, or use a thick, silver chain for more of a statement necklace.