Friday, May 1, 2009

Pixie Dust Necklace Tutorial

‘Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust.’

You don’t need much more than that to add a smile to your day. I made these sweet little Pixie Dust Necklaces for my girls for a dime (literally).


My inspiration. The little water filled tubes that you find stuck on the end of roses purchased from your local floral store.


I just went in to my local florist and asked if I could buy some of the little floral vials from them and the sweet lady sold them to me for around 10 cents each. The rest of the supplies I had at home.

Ribbons, beads, charms, acorn caps, glitter, flowers, and stickers. You can use about whatever your imagination allows you to come up with.


The tops of the vials are rubbery with a little hole perfect for feeding some ribbon through.

So I measured some ribbon to the desired length on my girls. Making sure I left enough room so that they could slip it over their heads.


You can feed both ends of the ribbon through the top and tie a knot. Then pull snug. If you pull to hard it might pop out. A little glue will help it a bit.


To make it even more secure then tie a bead to the bottom part. That way it won’t pull through.


You can add beads to your ribbon before you thread it through the hole or take additional ribbon, bead it then tie it around your neck lengh ribbon just above the vial’s lid.


Next decorate your lid using clear drying craft glue. You could use seashells…


acorns tops…


moss and charms…


Once your lids are done and the glue is dried. Add a little bit of glitter to the beaker, fill and label with stickers.


Then watch the little faces light up when you give them their very own magical necklace.


Beware you may be finding glitter everywhere in your home for the next couple of weeks.


Happy Magical Crafting.

Here are some of the Pixie Dust Necklaces that the girls and I decorated.


Dawn said...

You always have such great ideas, i love this one looks easy even i could do it. :)

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

How cute!! I was just searching cute craft ideas and found your blog! Have a great day :)

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titus2woman said...

OH how PERFECT! *THANK YOU!* for such a NEAT idea! TOO CUTE! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

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These necklaces are very cute :)

Gillian Gauthier said...

I love this idea! Thank you! I have used it for my daughter's fairy birthday party ... pics are on my blog. Thanks again for the great tips!

Karenne Lobo said...

A wonderful idea, congratulations and thanks!

Karenne Lobo said...

A wonderful idea, congratulations and thanks!

Jen said...

Oh, now where did I put my little tubes? Such a great idea!

The Beading Gem said...

This is such a wonderful idea to encourage imaginative play! Love it! Will link in a future blog post.

Codruta said...

What great idea, it just sucks that I have a boy, but by the time he grows up (he is 1,5 right now) then I think I might come up with a crafty idea your idea.

Sandra said...

I love this idea! I'm thinking I might glue the rubber top to the vile so I won't have to worry about glitter getting everywhere. My daughter would love this!

Meridy said...

This is a WONDERFUL idea...I'm going to tweak it a little and use it for "Magic Potions" at a Halloween party! Thanks!

Lindsay @ Diary of a Crafty Lady said...

I just did this craft with my kids and their cousins - it was so fun! Check out my blog post here:
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Thanks for the fun idea!

OhMarieOH said...

Thank you for sharing. I'm just planning my daughter's fairy party. Pixie dust is one of her giveaway but I couldn't figure out how to make it. I was planning on glass vials with corks, but then again, plastic vials might be better for younger girls. This is just amazing to the budget.

Elaine said...

Love this! It was just what I was looking for! Our Home School