If you want to make a little statement jewelry for Halloween, this “Boo” DIY Halloween necklace is a fun idea – customize it with any spooky saying you like!
I wasn't quite sure what I was doing when I started the project (like so many projects I begin), but I knew I wanted to use the Melody Ross Chip Art goodies from GCD Studios.
With my huge Halloween stash, the “bling” wasn't a problem, and everything came together to make this fun necklace. I like it because it's fun without looking too childish. Here's how I did it.
DIY Halloween Necklace
Gather These Supplies
- Melody Ross Chip Art Pendant Kit (comes with the necklace and chipboard charm)
- Melody Ross Chip Art Tool Kit – I used the Chickadee Uppercase alphabet and the Mini Shapes Ornamental Stamps (just the star)
- Mod Podge Gloss
- FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Pure Black, Plum Vineyard
- Spray Paint – black
- Prima flowers – 3 of your choice
- Halloween embellishments – I used Jolee's Boutique and Making Memories stickers and brads
- Craft glue
- Paint brush
Here's the Chip Art pendant before and after. As you can see, I've hoarded a few of these. I spray painted the finished one, because the thought of painting the necklace by hand made me want to dunk my head in a vat of Mod Podge. If you are more patient than I, go for it.
Here are the Chip Art goodies – otherwise known as the “bangy tools.” For a great video on how to use these tools, go here. The point of the kit is to emboss chipboard with the sayings and shapes of your choice, and it works GREAT.
Grab the mallet, shapes and letters and (doing each letter/shape separately) tap each with the mallet to emboss your chipboard.
The second part of the chipboard embellishing process involves layering color and is only slightly less fun that hitting something with a mallet. Paint the chipboard with a base color – I used Plum Vineyard. Allow to dry.
Take a damp paper towel (just a little damp) and smear the second color over the top of the piece. The black paint will go into the crevasses and you will be left with an effect like you see in the finished photo. Allow to dry.
I painted a few that I didn't like so much – one with Pure Black and the other with Plum Vineyard. I did have a black glittery one that I liked and kept as-is. Your DIY Halloween necklace is close to being complete!
Coat the entire chipboard piece with Mod Podge to seal and for some shiny fun. I owe you an apology for my photos, by the way. Trying to take a pic left handed sometimes . . . doesn't work. I think I had just had some coffee.