Hello Disney friends and happy new year! I hope 2015 is off to a good start for you all! I know I am excited to get back to some crafting, and definitely excited to get back to the parks (once all the holiday crowd craziness has died down). I’ve got a lot of fun posts in store for you guys, and I am stoked to be kicking it off with this super cool (and easy) DIY necklace:
I have seen necklaces like this sell on Etsy for up to $60.00. All fine and dandy, and certainly support those small businesses if you can, but for me, that’s a little out of my budget. So I figured I would make my own and I really like the way it turned out! Not including the chain (I used one I already had), this baby cost about $5 in supplies. Not too shabby! Here’s how to make this awesome necklace!
1. Gather your supplies: E6000 glue, an Xacto knife, a chain, a printout of the image you want to use (the image should be small, mine was about 1.75″, printed on photo paper–you can resize your pics in tons of programs, I used Microsoft Publisher), and a necklace frame charm–try to find one with the backing (the silver part) and the clear tile that goes on top (I got mine at JoAnn’s).
2. Place the tile part of the necklace charm over the part of your image that you want for your necklace. This tile was already sticky on the back side so all I had to do was smooth it down.
3. Use your Xacto knife to cut the rest of the image away from the tile.
4. Put a dab of the E6000 glue on the metal part of the necklace charm and spread it around.
5. Glue the image part of the tile to the metal part. LET IT DRY overnight before attaching it to the chain.
6. Once the glue is dry, hang your charm from your chain and you now have a super cute, Disney parks themed necklace!
Seriously, other than the drying, I completed this baby in the first ten minutes of Squirt’s nap. So easy and I am in love with the finished product. Can’t wait to make some more! I’m thinking of trying some vintage movie posters next!