Today I wanted to share with you an easy way create a “Lucky Charm” necklace for your dolls using items you already have on hand. If you have a craft box or a junk drawer in your house chances are you can easily make these for your dolls for St. Patrick’s Day and to enjoy all year round.
To make today’s craft you will need:
- A piece of cord, yarn, string or ribbon for the necklace
- An assortment of green objects for the charms, I found a green paper clip, green beads, a green button, green jingle bells and even a green teddy bear bead in my drawer. I also had a silver fairy charm. You can also use a shrink plastic charm you have made see my craft from last Friday
- *jump rings, safety pins, wire, twist tags, key rings, glass markers with or without charms and bread tags also come in handy
Step 1– Find all the items you would like to use for your craft. Look in your craft box, junk drawers and even your own jewelry boxes and select items you have to create the charms.
Step 2- Cut your necklace string, yarn or cord to 12-15 inches. This will be tied in a bow at the back of your dolls neck.
Step 3– If your charms do not thread through your string necklace easily you will need a jump ring or a twist tie to help you easily attach your charms to your necklace.
For example my green jingle bells did not easily attach to my cord so I added small metal rings called jump rings to the holes and they now slide easily on the cord. If you do not have a jump ring, feed a piece of twist tie metal through the hole and twist it into a circle. Yarn or string may also work.
Step 4– If you open your paper clip you can make a great charm using a mixture of beads. Don’t have a lot of green beads? Use what you have! It will look great!
Step 5– After opening my paper clip and feeding on the beads I bend the ends as shown above in the photo then crossed them so they would slide on my necklace like a pendant.
I hope you have enjoyed today’s craft and that you will have fun making Lucky Charm Necklaces for your dolls from items you may already have on hand.
Today I used:
- My American Girl Dolls Chrissa and Ivy
- My Springfield Collection Doll Olivia
- Photographed on my American Doll Room
- My dolls are wearing an assortment of handmade and store bought clothing today.