Pysselbolaget – Fun Easy Crafts for Kids and Parents

Make a Doll Face Necklace

Doll face necklace It’s a new year and we look forward to share new easy craft with you! You can do exactly as we do or be inspired to make your own designs. Today we make easy and sweet necklaces using wooden beads and acrylic paint.

Doll face necklace2 You need wooden beads in two different sizes, acrylic paint, brushes and ribbon or string to thread the beads on. We also used a black permanent marker to paint the eyes with and a colorful bead with a small hole. Doll face necklace3

1. We have painted the beads in two different ways. On the first we placed hole of the beads horizontally. That way the doll can get neat little pigtails on either side of the head. On the other one the holes is placed vertically and the doll gets a knot at the top of the head. We use barbecue sticks to thread the beads on when we paint. Hair, eyes and cheeks painted with acrylic paint and/or waterproof pens.Doll face necklace4a

Print round and even cheeks using the flat side of a barbecue stick.Doll face necklace4

2. Let the paint dry and then thread them on to ribbons or strings. The large wooden beads have big holes. To prevent the beads from falling off from the the necklace with the holes vertically we had add a colorful bead with a small hole to it.Doll face necklace5

The necklaces are easy to make and can be varied endlessly. Believe us – these are just some of the necklaces we made! Let everyone gets their own, with their own eye- and hair color. Doll face necklace6


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    21 January, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Lovely! !

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    3 February, 2015 at 12:57 am

    So cute! I’ll be sharing them later this week on The Crafty Crow 🙂

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    4 February, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    We wanted to try this but used Sharpies since kids aren’t into watching paint dry. They were a hit! Thanks for sharing.

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      Karin & Freja
      12 February, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Great idea! Why didn’t I think of that! I’m not to patient myself 😉

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    10 February, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I love this idea ! It’s so cool ! I’m going to share your post on my french blog ! 😉

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      Karin & Freja
      12 February, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you and thank you for sharing!

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    31 March, 2015 at 8:24 am

    That’s such wonderful and beautiful ideas and works.

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    18 November, 2015 at 7:07 am

    I definitely gonna try to make these with the kids! Where can I find wooden beads like the ones used here? Thank you and congratulations for that amazing website!

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      Karin & Freja
      18 November, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Do try to make them, it’s so much fun! The wooden beads are from a hobby supply store in Sweden. I hope the answer is helpful.

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    14 May, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Please tell me how to subscribe to your wonderful blog! My grandchildren would love your crafts.
    Thank you,

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    7 September, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    what a great project!! thanks for sharing.

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      Karin & Freja
      8 September, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      You’re welcome! Thank you for taking the time to drop in!

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    14 December, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Truly adorable =)
    Thanks for sharing! (Italy)

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      Karin & Freja
      14 December, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you from Sweden!

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