mollymoo

Join the conversation

facebookpinterestinstagramtwittergoogle+

Happy Birthday Sweetheart

It’s no secret that my little miss is the love of my life, an absolute sweetheart and my reason for being….. pass the tissues :)

Being the sentimental little soul that she is anything I or my mother makes for her is hugged and treasured, so I decided to make her a secret special necklace for Valentines Day to thank her for being such a dote and tell her just how much I love her.

This little beaded doll necklace is perfect for daughters, nieces and special BFFs for birthdays, Christmas and any time of year :)

-
beaded doll necklace

-

Materials Needed:
Medium sized natural wooden beads
Acrylic paints
Modge Podge
Hot Glue Gun
Necklace cord (I had this leather cord in my hoard that I upcycled from something or other, but you could use thick wool just as effectively)

-

How to Make a Beaded Doll Necklace

First prop two beads on paint brushes, wooden skewers or anything you find that will keep the beads steady and upright while you paint them.
-
how to make a wooden bead doll necklace - valentine gift for children by Michelle McInerney of MollyMooCrafts.com

Draw lightly with pencil the facial features and dress pattern you want to follow
-

Paint the beads using acrylic paints for strong colour. Only one coat is required.
-
how to make a wooden bead doll necklace - valentine gift for children by Michelle McInerney of MollyMooCrafts.com

-
When the paint is dry paint the beads with a coat of Modge Podge, to seal and protect. When the Modge Podge dries clear the beads will have a lovely gloss surface.

Thread the necklace cord/thread through the beads, knotting the ends together. Use a little hot glue between the beads to hold the doll together.

-
how to make a wooden bead doll necklace - valentine gift for children by Michelle McInerney of MollyMooCrafts.com

Then just package up the little beauty and hide it away until Feb 14th

-
how to make a wooden bead doll necklace - valentine gift for children by Michelle McInerney of MollyMooCrafts.com

-

how to make a wooden bead doll necklace - valentine gift for children by Michelle McInerney of MollyMooCrafts.com

MolloMooCrafts_HappyHandmade_Sidebar_Graphic

My Instagrams

Join the fun with hashtags
#creativemamas
#momsoninstagram

I'm a craft writer for

Featured On:

PBS-parents
Buzzfeed
handmade-charlotte
badge-craft-gossip badge-craftgawker
afkc_featured_on badge-crafty-crow
badge-small-for-big badge-colour-me-there
badge-apartment-therapy

Publications
Anorak Magazine
Handmade Christmas Magazine
Sunday Telegraph UK, ST Kids Magazine
Irish Country Magazine
Homespun Magazine
Zero to Two: Book of Play
Handmade Winter

mollymoocrafts

MollyMooCrafts is filled with creative DIY projects for children and their moms, craft tutorials, handmade toys, handmade gifts, decor ideas, everything I love and much much more!
Follow me on