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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Disney Princess Necklaces

If you love Disney princesses--or jewelry--or especially both, you will love today's post!  And you get a bonus post that I'll be sharing with you in just a minute.

I had this idea a while ago to paint some wood beads to represent one of the princesses.  As I worked on it, the idea grew.  I looked up dozens of pictures online to best capture the different character's color palettes and design features.  They would be perfect for a trip to Disneyland, party favors, or the finishing touch to a princess costume.

All you'll need to create your own are some 3/4 inch wood beads, some 5/8 inch wide ribbon, paint brushes and skewers to hold the beads while you're painting.



Take the quiz:
Can you tell who I had in mind when I made each one?  Make your guesses then check the answers below.



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Did you get them all right?

Now I'm sure you can tell just by looking at the pictures what kinds of colors I used, but I thought I'd go ahead and give you the "recipes" here too:

Snow White       2 dark blue, 2 red, 1 dark yellow
Ariel                     3 purple, 2 dark green
Belle                     3 light yellow, 2 dark yellow
Sleeping Beauty (Aurora)    3 white, 2 light pink
Jasmine               3 turquoise, 2 gold
Merida                 3 dark blue, 2 reddish-orange
Rapunzel             3 purple, 2 light pink
Cinderella           3 white, 2 light blue
Pocahontas        2 tan, 2 brown, 1 turquoise
Tiana                    3 light green, 2 dark green
Mulan                  2 light blue, 2 dark pink, 1 purple

To make one, hold wood beads onto a skewer and paint the desired color.  Some of the lighter colors may need two coats.  Measure desired ribbon length around neck and add 2 inches (if you don't want to re-tie them every time, make sure you have it big enough to slip over the head)  Using a match or candle, very carefully melt the ends of the ribbon so they don't fray.  When beads are dry, thread them onto the ribbon and tie ends in a knot.

Bonus Post:  So what if you're saying to yourself, "Self, these are cute and all, but I think they could use a little something...more."  Well, click over to Undercover Tourist and you'll see some more detailed versions for some of the princess that will take a little extra time to make, but also look really cool.

I'd love to hear--which princess or color combo is your favorite?  Do you have a request for someone I forgot?  Let me know!

Since Frozen has come out since I first made this list, Adrienne from Free Time Frolics made Anna and Elsa necklaces! Go check them out
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And if your princess needs her own castle, find out how I made this cardboard castle for a birthday party a few years ago.




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20 comments:

  1. This is such a genius idea! My daughter would LOVE these! Pinned! ;)

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  2. Pinning and attempting to do this for an upcoming 6 year old princess party!

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  3. I can't wait to have a daughter

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  4. SO cute! & a great craft idea for Birthday parties or trips to Disney. I'm so excited to take my daughter!

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  5. Very cute idea! My little girl is in love with all of the princesses, and she would love these necklaces!

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  6. Very cute and thanks for sharing! I featured your post on my blog today! Be sure to check it out: http://ramblingreed.blogspot.com/2013/04/what-im-loving-wednesday.html

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  7. Cute! Wish I had a daughter to craft these for... don't think my sons would be too impressed. When I read the name of your blog I wondered if you lived near us (the first hint was "rain"). We live on Vancouver Island in BC. Lots of rain here:) Thanks for visiting The Happy Housie earlier!
    Krista

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  8. Awww, these necklaces are too cute! Your choice colors for each princess are so inspired... perfect!

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  9. So great! Love this themed idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. These are adorable! I am featuring you on Tell Me Tuesday this week! Take care!

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  11. Oh my goodness - I LOVE these! Pinned to my Disney board and featuring tonight!

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  12. Such a wonderful idea! Pinning this for our upcoming Disney trip!

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  13. Great idea! I host a Disney crafting blog - would love to have you do a guest post sometime! www.merryweatherscottage.blogspot.com

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  14. I absolutely LOVE these!! Stopping by to let you know that I featured them in a blog post this morning as one of my favorite pins of the week! http://www.chattingoverchocolate.com/2013/05/excitement-and-pins-galore.html
    Have a terrific day, Steph! :*)

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  15. These turned out really cute!

    We'd love for you to share your posts with our readers at our weekly Finished Friday Link-Up.

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  16. I LOVE your bracelets! They inspired me to make some of our own and also a set of SUPERHERO bracelets.

    http://www.activity-mom.com/2013/08/superhero-and-princess-bracelets.html

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  17. I would love to see a Disney Villain version. I recently started painting these myself, a new Disney hobby, and I am looking into other characters. Pixar and Villains are next on my list. Love your work!- Jen

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  18. LOVE it! Such a brilliant idea. We have been inspired to include this in our blog post 'It’s a GIRL Thing ……. 8 Inspiring Craft Ideas'. Website mention and links back to you have been included. You can find a copy of the blog post here http://www.billylids.com.au/blog/item/18-it%E2%80%99s-a-girl-thing-8-inspiring-craft-ideas.html Thanks you! Penny@Billy Lids

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  19. I love this!!! My little girl will just love it, thanks for sharing it!

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