The other day, I stopped into Dollar Tree and found these faux chain links that I wanted to DIY into aesthetic and minimal room decor. I mean aren’t you slightly obsessed with all the chain-link decor being featured everywhere lately? Whether its wood, clay, or marble, this aesthetically pleasing decor item is all the rave. They can be seen on popular websites and even the queen of Interior Design, Studio McGee has had her fair share of the hot new trend.
If you tried shopping for a chain link decor item lately, then you already know that these simple links can set you back well over $50 depending on the type of material it is made of. I recently saw one from Bloomlist for $118! Ouch! That’s really expensive for what it is. I love a good decor piece don’t get me wrong and I’ve seen some really beautiful marble chain links that were stunning but it just seems a little unreal to spend over $100 on a chain link.
I have also searched for other DIYs and found them just a little too complicated for someone like me. I have no patience to make links from clay and wait for the drying time. I needed something a lot simpler. Something that was low in cost, required little supplies, and was super easy to do. If that sounds like you, here is the easiest and simplest DIY chain link decor.
What You Will Need:
- Halloween Chain Link (Dollar Tree) $1
- Spray Paint (In the color of your choice) $4
Let’s get started…
- Remove the packaging from your Dollar Tree chain link.
- Decide the desired length of your chain link.
- Remove links to create the length you need by opening and removing the excess links not needed. I chose to keep mine seven links in length.
- Next, we will get ready to spray the links with the spray paint color of your choice. I purchased these two cans of spray paint to achieve the look I was going for. I want mine to resemble the look of stone or pottery. The kind of texture you would find on the vases made widely popular right now on TikTok.
- Place your faux link on a safe surface outside and begin spray painting the link. It is best to spray your link outside in a well-ventilated area. You should always use a sweeping motion and stay approximately 12-15 inches away from your object.
- Spray your first coat.
- Dry using the recommended drying time.
- Tun on the other side and spray another coat.
- Again allow time to dry.
- That’s it. Done! Wasn’t that easy? I recommend inspecting your faux link for any missed areas and apply another coat if needed. But that’s it. Style your faux chain link in your room to add an on-trend touch to your space.
I love how easy and beautiful this DIY was. No one would ever know this was made from a Halloween decor item from the dollar tree. It looks high end just like the pricey ones seen all over the internet and you did it for 5 bucks. I call that a win-win.
Comment below if you found this DIY helpful and share pictures of the one you created. I would love to see it.