Friday, October 28, 2011

Upcycled Bird Necklace Tutorial.

Due to massive, overwhelming popular demand (okay, three emails), here's a tutorial for my "Put a Bird On It" upcycled necklace!  Remember?  The one made from the plastic tube inside a roll of dog poop bags?

Ahem.  It's way prettier than it sounds.

Ready to DIY?  Here goes!

Next, you will need a bird.  I found mine in the wedding section of the Dollar Store - a package of 50 for a buck - huzzah!  But you could use any cute bird bead with a hole in the middle.  (I had to melt the holes in these.)

Your basic necklace is done!

But wait - there's more!


I kinda love that it all started with a little gift from Bailey the Bagel Hound.  What a prince!

Thanks for liking this project, you guys!  See you next time for a new Guess The Mystery Thing Game.


  1. You really are brilliant - I love the idea of using a hot pokey thing to melt holes into things - used it to make a bug cage recently - I appreciate the tip!! :)

  2. Wow! This is beautiful. Great tutorial. Visiting from TT&J :) I would love for you to link this up to my fashion party! It's called DIY Diva Thursdays and we party Th-M every week. Hope to see you!


  3. Hi Mich, sorry i have missed your mystery post! you know what i am thinking right now!!!
    I think i can be able to guess if I saw this before..hahaha..I am so funny! I cant guess otherwise! you know veryyyyyyy well ..hahaha

  4. Wow! very cute!
    Nati from Brazil

  5. Ironically, I use dollar shop bags for dog... gifts because they're too thin for anything else. I think I have to make the switch to the purpose-made poo pouches. (In Israel they're called saci caci -- sac= bag, i = my, caci = doodoo. Bit of useless fun trivia for you.)

  6. Our pets inspire us in the most unusual ways:-) Just too cute as always!!

  7. That is so cute! I love that you recycled something to make it :D

  8. This is super cute! What a great way to recycle those tubes!


  9. Simple and beautiful! I want to make some for gifts.


  10. oh i absolutely love this necklace, it is sooo adorable, cant wait to make a few for gifts