DIY Oscars look: Anne Hathaway's brooch necklace

Winning look: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the Oscars red carpet on Feb. 24. Jason Merritt / Getty Images
Winning look: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the Oscars red carpet on Feb. 24.

While Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway got mixed reviews for her pale pink Prada gown, her sparkling jewelry was coveted by all. Hathaway's chunky floral necklace hails from Tiffany & Co., which means it's likely a pretty penny.

How can you get the chic stunner on a budget? DIY expert Kristen Turner of Glitter 'n Glue explains how to easily assemble your own red carpet look:


  • Buttons
  • Brooch closures
  • Safety pins
  • Chain
  • Lobster claw closure
Kristen Turner

I have to admit I cheated a little: I got lucky and stumbled upon these mini brooches, but don’t worry if you can find any because they’re easy to create. You can compile a collection of your favorite rhinestone buttons, and earrings are also a good alternative. You can pick up basic brooch (or bar) pins at your local craft store (here). They come in a variety of sizes.

Simply remove the shank from the back of your button and use a little E6000 to apply the pin. Allow some time to dry and now you have your mini brooches!

TIP: If the clasp of your pin is not secure and you’re worried about your brooch opening, apply a little glue to your closure to prevent it from opening.

Kristen Turner
Kristen Turner

Attach your pieces together using safety pins.

Kristen Turner

Simply link them up!

Kristen Turner

Attach the chain to your linked pieces. Use a jump ring, if necessary.

Kristen Turner

Attach the lobster claw as the closure to your necklace. And voila! You're red carpet-ready!

Kristen Turner

For more great DIY ideas, visit Glitter 'N Glue.

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