Valentine’s Day Necklace

I saw the CUTEST gumball necklace a couple of years ago from One Charming Party and LOVED it.  I always wanted to make one.  This year I decided to make a wooden bead necklace that was similar.  I love the idea of giving a necklace that someone could really wear instead of candy.  These Valentine necklaces would be perfect to give to your daughter(s), granddaughter(s) and nieces…or even your girlfriends!

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To make the necklaces all you need to do is paint the wooden beads (in the size or mixed sizes that you want).  I put them on a wooden skewer to paint them easier.  When you have two coats (allow to dry between each coat) you can add a shiny urethane gloss.  I use one that can be found right by the craft paints.

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When the shiny coating has dried you can string them onto a thin ribbon.  Tie a knot at the end of the beads and then tie in a bow.  I burn the edges of the cut ribbon to prevent it from fraying.  The ribbon just melts and seals so it won’t fray.

Valentines-day Add this cute little Valentine’s Day “I LOVE to hang around you” tag to your Valentine’s Day Necklace!

If you would like to download the Necklace Valentine’s Day Tag, click on the link below.

{Necklace Valentine’s Day Tag}

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And…I am participating in a fun new series of Pinterest Parties this year with a group of my favorite bloggers.

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Hosted by…

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We are so excited to be hosting a Pinterest Party to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Help us create the most comprehensive holiday Pinterest board on Sunday, January 26, at 9 p.m. EST/ 8 p.m. Central/ 7 p.m. MST/ 6 p.m. PST by sharing your favorite Valentine-themed projects and recipes.

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*Follow the Year of Celebrations Pinterest board 

*Comment on this post and leave a link to YOUR favorite Valentine’s Day project and/or recipe.

*Tweet YOUR favorite Valentine’s Day project and/or link using the hashtag #YearOfCelebrations

**Be sure to tweet the hashtag #YearofCelebrations since Twitter is the only LIVE hashtag link we can follow and track

 

*On Sunday, January 26, at the appointed time, watch as we build a board full of amazing ideas – including yours!

*Be sure to follow along during the party to re-pin and comment on the board’s posts using the hashtag #YearOfCelebrations

*One lucky party participant will walk away with…

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We are so excited to PIN and SHARE all of your amazing projects!

I hope you will join us!

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Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.

Comments

  1. 1

    Amy,

    Love that pink necklace and know just the grandgirl and godgirl to give it to for Valentine’s Day…there is my Friday project!

    I did a wall of hand made Valentine cards and stuffed them with a favorite verse from the Tin Man and various hearts. It looks sweet and was easy to put together!

    Thanks,
    Mary

  2. 3

    I don’t see the tag listed in the printables.

  3. 5
    Crystal Espinoza says:

    What kind of paint did you use? Looks so adorable!!!

    • 6

      I just used good old acrylic craft paint in the little bottles and then followed it up with a shiny protective coat which can also be found right by the craft paint!

  4. 7

    Where do you find the wooden beads? I’ve looked for them before and haven’t had any luck.

    • 8

      I have specifically bought mine at Hobby Lobby in their wood craft aisle. I think most other craft stores carry them in different sizes too.

  5. 9

    Such a cute gift idea Amy!

    xoxo

  6. 11

    OMG this is so simple yet adorable! I can’t wait to make my daughter a necklace and bracelet set for this Valentine’s Day party. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!!

  7. 12

    One word: adorable! You always have the cutest ideas, Amy!

  8. 14

    I found you via Jen @ TT&J. I’ve seen the gumball necklaces but this this is such a fresh and charming Valentine necklace idea. Love your design, Amy. Thanks for all the details and fabulous photos. Looking forward to the P party this weekend. xo

    • 15

      Thank you so much for stopping by from Jen’s site! I am glad you love them. Thanks for the sweet comment! You just brightened my day! Glad you are joining us for the party!

  9. 16
    GGMcMurray says:

    This is so sweet, I’m going to have to make a few of these for my special girls.

  10. 18

    Love that pink necklace Such a cute gift idea Amy!

  11. 19

    What a fun idea! Our kids love to make personalized, homemade Conversations Hearts. They taste delicious too! Here’s the link.
    http://www.familyvolley.com/2011/02/family-fun-friday-homemade-conversation.html

  12. 21

    I mean seriously- how cute!! Love this Amy. xo

  13. 22

    Love the necklace!! It will make a great gift! Love it :)

  14. 24

    These are so CUTE and they actually do look like real Gumballs :) So fun!

    This Pin party sounds like so much fun! Thanks for hosting it. Here is my link

    http://jojoandeloise.com/2013/01/diy-frozen-milk-hearts/

    xoxo

    • 25

      Just found this in my spam folder! So sorry about that. I will have to remember to check it next time because of the links! Just pinned! Super cute! xo

  15. 26

    Such a cute necklace! Pinned it to make later for my little gal.

    Here’s a Valentine idea I’d love pinned. Thanks, Amy! Can’t wait for the party!
    http://www.bombshellbling.com/valentines-day-heart-garland/

    • 27

      This was also in my spam folder. I didn’t even think to check there for these with the links! Sorry!! Heading over to pin it now!

  16. 28

    These are darling! What size beads did you use, and what size hole did they have? Thanks!

  17. 29

    I Love the necklace! It will make a great gift! I Love it :)

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