DIY Star Necklace Tutorial + Video
Looking for something special to wear on New Years Eve or want a one-of-a-kind-accessory to wear to see the new Star Wars movie? This DIY star necklace might be just the thing you’re looking for. Read on to find out how to make this necklace that’s out of this world!
My crafty mind concocted this accessory out of my love for glitter, statement necklaces, and glow-in-the-dark stars (y’know, those ones you stick on your bedroom walls that keep you up at night with their eerie green glow?).
It’s pretty simple to put together and, with drying time included, took me about an hour to make one. The only challenge you might face is tracking down the plastic stars. Seek out toys stores, hobby shops, and extensively search on the internet. I happened to find some at a thrift store recently so you might get just as lucky!
Here’s what I used, but you can easily modify this to fit with your supplies on hand. Plus, there’s so many glitter options out there so why stop at just Martha Stewart’s line?
- Plastic glow-in-the-dark stars
- Mod Podge Matte
- Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer
- Martha Stewart fine glitter
- Fiskars Hand Punch – 1/16th in
- 100 Grit Sandpaper
- Thermogrip Hot Glue Gun
- Use a piece of 100 grit sandpaper to rough up your stars on both sides. This helps the glitter and glue adhere better.
- Apply a thin coating of Mod Podge and add a generous coat of your favorite glitter on top of that. Don’t forget to tap off the excess.
- Seal your work with some Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer.
- Lay out your stars in your desired pattern and use a dot of hot glue to keep them together.
- Make a hole on your stars where your necklace fixings will attach. I used a special hole punch that I picked up from Joanne Fabrics. You could also use a hammer/nail or even a sharp needle.
- Put together the pieces for your necklace (lobster claw, o-rings, chain).
- Put all your pieces together to complete the necklace.
- Your necklace is as good as gold!
If you find it easier to watch a video to see how each step looks, craft along with me in this handy moving tutorial.
Now that you know how to make this, I wouldn’t be surprised if you suddenly think of more ways to alter this design. Just imagine all the glitter possibilities! (I have made star accessories in the past inspired by this necklace so clearly it has a lot of potential.)
If you make this necklace, I’d love it if you shared a snapshot of it with me on social media. My links are all easy to find at the end of this post. Thanks for reading & happy crafting!