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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 :)

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beaded doll necklace

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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)

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

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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.

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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

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

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

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14 Responses to “Happy Birthday Sweetheart”

  1. Jess Abbott says:

    Oh my goodness Michelle – I am so so sos so so so so in love with this!!!!

  2. Melissa Q. says:

    Oh, this is the sweetest thing!! I love it. Makes we wish I had girls.

  3. Heidi says:

    I’m in love with this!!!! Thank you.

  4. April says:

    Very cute! What kind of container is that you packed it in?

  5. Michelle says:

    It’s a small little tin box April – I bought a few on etsy some time ago so I’d have to hand for packaging special gifts :)

  6. Birute Efe says:

    Impressed. As. Always. Your daughter is a lucky girl.

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  8. Lisa says:

    That is adorable! Such a good idea.
    What a lovely gift x

  9. Sandra says:

    Really lovely valentines doll!

  10. Heidi says:

    What a fantastic idea!

  11. Heather says:

    I love this necklace; it’s so very sweet! In one of the last photos it looks like the necklace has a clasp. Could you share more about this?

  12. Michelle says:

    Thanks so so much for your lovely comment Heidi, it is much appreciated xx

  13. Michelle says:

    Hi Heather – sometimes I come across cheap vintage necklaces in bargain bins!! and I recycled for their clasps and strings xx

  14. Michelle says:

    awww thanks Lisa. It’s one of my favourites too xxox

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