I could not be more in love with these Frozen party favor necklaces that I made for the goodie bags for our recent birthday party! I was inspired to make a pile of them from these Anthropologie Party Animal Necklaces by Bev at Flamingo Toes and these Pretty Ponies Necklaces by Melissa at Polkadot Chair. Once I saw their necklaces, I knew I had to have some in my life. I came across a box of “Arctic Animals” and knew they’d be perfect for a Frozen-themed party.
Making the necklaces are more of a creative process than a difficult task and you can really gear them toward any style you want. I knew glitter and sparkles would go over well with my crowd so I used a combination of glitter (added with Mod Podge), tulle (gathered into little tutus or capes), metallic pipe cleaners, ribbon, silver Stickles (essentially glitter glue) and silver beads (strung onto elastic string that can be found in jewelry section of your craft store). I also found an envelope of cabochon flowers in my craft stash (from Pick Your Plum) that I ended up gluing onto ALL the animals.
After “dressing up” the animals, it’s simply a matter of adding a screw eye and ball chain to turn them into necklaces. You can probably find these supplies at your craft store, but I ordered mine off of Amazon – if you’d like to order the same ones I did, I’ll include affiliate links here: set of 25 ball chain aluminum necklaces (I thought the price was great and I needed a lot!) and 100 silver screw eye pins in the correct size to fit the necklace chains. You can also find the Arctic Animal sets here. I used mini tubes of E6000 to glue the screw pins in and hold the cabochon flowers on. I like these mini tubes because I find that my big tubes of glue dry up and get gloppy long before I can use them up. For specific step-by-step instructions on attaching the jewelry hardware, you can visit one of the inspiration tutorials that I listed above – they both have great instructions that are easy to follow. Be sure that you weight the animal between your fingers before poking the hole to add the screw pin so that the animal is balanced once it’s added to the chain – I hope that makes sense – you just don’t want to place the pin too far forward or back so that the animal doesn’t hang level.
How much do you love these?? I was pretty attached to them after working on them for a day. It was almost hard giving them away! What if the party kids didn’t love them as much as I did??? It’s okay, though, I DID wrap them up and part ways. But I kept two for myself. Want to guess which ones? Which one is your favorite?
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