February 14, 2014

Today is Valentine's Day, and I just wanted to share a cute and easy necklace I prepared for my sons' classmates today... I know you all probably helped prepare something for your kiddos already, but this "Be my Monster" necklace still would make a great party favor! This is how to make it:

YOU NEED (for 1 Monster Necklace):

  • 1 1/2 inch pom-pom (any color you want)
  • 2 wiggly eyes (any color you want)
  • 5 1/2 inch chenille stem-any color you want (for the ears/antennae)
  • 2 1/2 inch chenille stem-same color as the antennae (to make the small ring)
  • 20 inch neon necklace with connector (to close the necklace)
  • 40 beads (assorted colors) I like to use the *Perler Beads
  • 5 1/2 by 4 inch card (any color you want)

  • Take the 2 1/2 inch chenille stem and make a small ring. 
  • Take the neon necklace, make a loop around the ring and tie a knot (see picture).
  • Glue the ring with the necklace on the back of the pom-pom. I like to use *Glue Dots Adhesives (*1 inch Glue Lines).
  • Take the 5 1/2 inch chenille stem and fold it in half (see picture). Bend the two edges in the shape of small ears/circles (or antennas). 
  • Glue the chenille stem on the front of the pom-pom. I again use the *1 inch Glue Lines. 
  • Glue the 2 wiggly eyes on the top of the chenille stem (see picture). I use the *Glue Dots  3/16 inch Mini, or you can buy the peel-&-stick wiggly eyes. 
  • Insert the 40 beads in the necklace (20 for each side). After adding the beads, tie a knot to keep the beads in place (see picture).
  • Insert the connector inside the neon necklace.
  • Use a hole punch to punch two holes on the top of the card (about 1 inch from the edge or 3 inches apart).
  • Attach the necklace to the card (see picture).
  • Write "Be my Monster!" or any other lovely personal message you and your kiddos want!
  • Have fun!

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