5 DIY Choker Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Outfit

Trendy and stylish DIY chokers

How to Make DIY Chokers for Cheap

Chokers got really popular in the 90’s and they’re still quite popular today. Instead of spending outrageous amounts at the store for a simple choker, you can make one yourself for way cheaper.

Here are 6 unique DIY choker ideas that will save you money, and add a nice touch to your outfit.

1. DIY Leather & Chain Choker Necklace

DIY Leather chain choker

This leather and chain choker is trendy and elegant. You could honestly pair this with almost any outfit!

You will need:

  • Patent (Faux) Leather (I used an old belt)
  • Gold Chain
  • E6000 Glue
  • Pinch Crimp Cord Ends
  • Clasp and 2 Jump Rings
  • Jewelry Pliers & Scissors


2. Battenburg Lace Choker

Lace choker

This DIY choker is absolutely gorgeous! It’s definitely not one that you’d wear every day, but it’s great for parties and fancier events.

You will need:

  • Your already stitched Battenburg lace choker design
  • Chains (mine come with a clasp closure, if yours doesn’t you’ll need one of those)
  • Jump rings
  • Needle nose pliers and cutter
  • Charm or cameo
  • Dangling charm – optional
  • Hot glue


 3. DIY Pearl Choker

DIY Pearl choker necklace

I’m constantly surprised at how amazing these DIYs turn out! This DIY pearl choker necklace is super pretty and looks great with a ton of different outfits.

You will need:

  • 2 30mm pearl beads
  • 12 gauge gold wire choker
  • 2 ball end headpins
  • 2 bead caps
  • E6000
  • a toothpick
  • heavy duty wire cutters


 4. DIY Crystal Spike Choker Necklace

DIY crystal spike necklace

This DIY crystal spike choker necklace is a bit more flashy than some of the others on this list, but it looks great! Unfortunately, the tutorial for this project isn’t available online anymore, but you can try making it on your own!

You will need:

  • Round nose jewelry pliers
  • Chain nose jewelry pliers
  • Wire clippers
  • Jewelry/super glue
  • 18 inches curb chain
  • Headpins (one for each pendant)
  • Spikes
  • Sew-on crystals in setting (I used 3 large round, 7 small round, and 6 marquis/navette)
  • Jump rings and clasp


5.  Tattoo Choker Diy

Tattoo choker DIY

This is a very simple DIY choker that you can be worn with basically every outfit. It’s easy to make as well, requiring only 2 pieces of supplies!

Right now the tutorial for this project is locked behind Tumblrs safe mode. However, it’s such a simple project we’re sure you can make it on your own!

You will need:

  • Jelly cord
  • Two crimp beads ( or improvised with a button and a rubber band)



Chokers are a trendy fashion accessory that can be pretty expensive in stores, so why not make your own! They’re a great way to add some flair to an outfit without much effort.

Let us know which choker you plan on making! Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest for more fun DIY ideas as well.

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Types: Crafts, Adult, Teen
Categories: Clothing

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