DIY DIY Necklaces

DIY Anthropologie Doily Necklace | Super Easy!

Doily Necklace from Anthro

While there were so SO many fantastic suggestions & submissions, given my time restriction this week, I admittedly chose this dainty doily necklace for my first Reader Request Maeg-it Yourself because it seemed the easiest & quickest to recreate. It turned out so cute I may have to make one for myself too!

Find the Anthropologie “Cluny Lace Necklace” submitted by Mrs. May from This Lovely Day. Thank you Mrs. May, and Congrats! Email your whereabouts to and I’ll send this dainty little necklace to you asap. I hope you like it ๐Ÿ˜‰

And for the rest of you …a super easy DIY to make for yourself!

Here’s What You’ll Need…

easy doily necklace diy

* I medium ivory doily. Any sort of crocheted doily will work, vintage, new, etc. I found this one at Jo-Ann’s for $1.99
* Thin gold or brass chain, clasp, jump rings. {I used a chain I already had so I only needed 2 small gold jump rings}
* Beading or Needle nose pliers
* Scissors
* Needle/Thread in the same color


diy doily necklace

* Fold over doily and decide how much of it you’d like to use. Mimicking the Anthro version, I folded it just above the center circle …using a little more than half.


* If using a pre-existing chain, fold in half and using your pliers {or cutters} snip middle link off and remove. If you would like the necklace shorter, remove links equally on both sides. If you’re creating the chain, measure out 21″ and snip/pull apart links, then create two by separating another link at the half point. Using your beading or needle nose pliers, add the clasps at the ends of the two, creating one again.


* Using your jump rings, attach one end of the chain to one end of the folded doily …and the other to the opposite side. {face jump ring closures to folded over side, this will be the back}


* Trim off the excess doily carefully, leaving enough to fold over and finish.


* Finish it off by carefully hand-stitching ends to the doily so they won’t fray.

And… Voila!

Vintage Lace Necklace from a doily

* It’s rather delicate, really and pretty

DIY Vintage Lace Doily Necklace

* Wear it long and drapy

DIY Vintage Lace Doily Necklace

* Clasp it further down the chain & wear it at your neck under your shirt collar.

Have Fun!

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  1. Oooh, this one is even nicer than the original! You are a genius! ๐Ÿ˜€


  2. That’s a very nice creation! And much cheaper too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This turned out great!

  4. Awesome request. Awesome MiY.

  5. This is very cool!

  6. I love it ! I found you last year and Im in love with all that you do. You’re great : )

  7. Oh!!! Yay! Maegan, I am shocked you picked me! What a great way to start out my morning. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to wear it! Plus yours is so beautiful!

    I will send you an email now ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Such a great ideas for a bi weekly post Maegan! You’re so talented… I can’t wait to see more!

  9. Congratulations Mrs. May! What a great MIY! And thanks Maeg for sharing once again ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. I like yours better! You have crazy crafting skills!

  11. LOVE this MIY!! So simple and beautiful. And yours looks MUCH better than the Anthro one, which was probably 10 times the price. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Cheers!…to a better bib.

  13. very cute! very easy! and i love how it looks with the denim!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Love this DIY, and we don’t have to cut up a vintage doiley….we can buy them at a very affordable price instead! Will make one this weekend! Thank you, Mrs. May!!

  15. What a cleaver idea, and what a lovely necklace! I have a friend who just loves doilies, so I must either make this for her or at least show her!

    Liesl ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. so lovely and a great tutorial!

  17. Oh man that necklace is so original and a great job to you on the tutorial ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. soooo fabulous! I love.

    xox grace

  19. OoOoO…this is CUTE! i am not a diy-er and this looks like something i *might* actually be able to do! i love it! xo

  20. Super cute and sweet! Love this DIY.


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  22. this is SO simple and so good looking, nailed it!

  23. This is adorable. You realized that you made a doily cool, right? Amazing. Who’da thunk?

  24. I love this series. Genius! This is so pretty, I’m totally copying it!

  25. Cindy B says:

    Your DIY projects have been ridiculously remedial lately. Are you even trying anymore???

  26. It looks great! Thanks for making your blog interactive and giving such fun inspiration.

  27. This is such a great idea!!!

  28. Anonymous says:

    Another Maeg-it yourself idea?
    Venessa Arizaga Pinata Bracelet
    $275 … but looks like you could TOTALLY customize this and make an even better one yourself!

  29. Hi Maegan! Great job with the necklace – looks so chic!! Stumbled across this tank and thought it could be a maeg-it candidate? feathers/peacock trend seems to be very IN for spring! Givenchy Studded Feather Tank $1,355

  30. This is so original and wonderful and CREATIVE, how did you ever think it up? You must have some kind of super powered brain!

  31. Usually I dont ever add a DIY to my to do list (case of the lazy) but this is an exception! It’s so vintage and classic, i love it!

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  33. That looks so impressive I’m very jealous of your talent. Hope I can be able to make that too.

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