diy: halloween tassel + charm necklaces

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My 4 year old {okay, me too} has been going crazy over all the cute tassel and charm necklaces that we've been seeing  lately.  

Of course I knew they're totally a DIY-able project.

So when this package of Folk Art paints and glow in the dark Mod Podge arrived in the mail, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.  

Halloween charm necklaces!

To make these, you'll need:

metallic cording
plastic pony beads and tassels {click here for a simple tassel how to}
plastic skulls or other Halloween charms ...mine were from a skeleton garland I found at the grocery store
neon paint {I used neon pink and licorice}
paint brush
wooden skewers {optional}

I started by giving the skeleton heads a quick spray of primer.  

I've always had the best luck painting beads by sliding them on wooden skewers. 

Then I gave each bead a few coats of paint.  Folk Art has a patented, self-sealing formula that offers better coverage in fewer coats and quick drying times. Whatever charms you choose to use, the same bottle of paint works for wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric!

After the paint dried, I gave each skull a few more coats of glow in the dark Mod Podge.  If you want more glow, just add more coats!

Then start stringing your beads and tassels!

We ended up making a whole bunch assembly line style...which are going to be perfect favors for our preschool Halloween party!

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  1. I absolutely love these halloween necklaces!! They came out so cute! Also I had no idea there was glow in the dark modge podge!

  2. These are so cute! I love the neon colors you used.


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