Stacked Book Necklace {Teacher Gift Idea}

Today’s project is perfect for that end-of-the-year (can’t-believe-you-survived!) Teacher Appreciation gift.

A stacked book necklace:

DIY-book-necklace-Crafts-UnleashedI found a similar book necklace selling at Anthropologie– but it was way out of my budget, so I made my own!

Supplies needed to make your own stacked book necklace:supply-list

DIY-book-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-1Open your package of mini books. They are the cutest things! Real pages and everything. Pick three books for your stack.

DIY-book-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-2Using a glue dot, secure each book in your stack. I chose to make mine a little crooked rather than perfectly stacked to add some character.

DIY-book-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-3Add an apple to the top of the stack.

DIY-book-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-4Using a thick needle, or quilling tool- begin making a hole through your apple, and your book stack. Try to make the hole centered as much as you can.

DIY-book-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-5DIY-book-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-6You can choose to make the hole in each piece of the pendant individually, or go through the whole stack at once. Work slowly- and I found it to be effective to twist my quilling tool as I went.

Once you have created a hole through the entire stack, add your head pin. String your stack from the bottom up- making the head of the head pin flush with the bottom book.

DIY-book-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-7DIY-book-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-8When everything is secure on the head pin, use round nosed jewelry pliers to create a loop in the top of the head pin.

DIY-book-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-9Trim the excess pin.

Using jump rings, attach a clasp to your book necklace chain- and attach your stacked book pendant to the necklace.

DIY-book-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-1A charming book necklace- sure to earn you an A+ from your favorite teacher!

About Shaunte

Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).


  1. Verlene says:

    Cute! Absolutely a must for stocking stuffer for my DIL.

  2. Love this!!!

  3. This is the cutest necklace I’ve seen so far!! I’ll need to find those mini books and make one (for myself!)

  4. This is adorable. I don’t have children, so don’t need teacher gifts. However, I will be making a similar version of this necklace. Pinned for later. Thanks!


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