With a few supplies, this Easy DIY Paper Pendant and Charm Necklace comes together quickly. It is a good “clean-out-the-craft-room” project! This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but help support this site with a small commission to continue bringing fun craft tutorials.
I have a fun jewelry tutorial for you today. I’m still cleaning my craft room, and I’m amazed at all the great “new” things that I’ve found to craft with. A few years ago, I ordered a craft mystery box from a website called Pick Your Plum. I received a variety set of pendants, but I wasn’t quite sure what to create with them. I tried a few bead crafts, but I didn’t like the way that they looked. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to try a picture, and one of my downfalls is not being able to cut evenly! But I have so many pretty paper patterns, I wanted thought that one of them might make a great pattern for a necklace pendant.
Supplies for this Easy DIY Paper Pendant and Charm Necklace:
- Rectangle shape charm
- Paper trimmer – I have the Cricut Paper Trimmer, and it is my favorite. It comes in handy for many projects. From school projects for the kids to personal crafts, the Cricut Paper Trimmer is a crafting lifesaver.
- Patterned card stock OR patterned lightweight paper with a cereal box backing
- Foam craft brush
- Jump ring
- Necklace chain
- Jewelry pliers
- Jewel glue or craft glue
- Mod Podge
Measure the inside of the pendant both lengthwise and crosswise. Be precise!
Use the paper trimmer to cut the precise measurement on the patterned card stock. OR use the paper trimmer to cut the precise measurement on the patterned lightweight paper and the piece of cereal box.
If using the lightweight paper and cereal box backing: Use Mod Podge and the foam brush to decoupage the cereal box rectangle to the lightweight paper rectangle. Make sure the solid color of the cereal box is against the back of the patterned paper. Let dry thoroughly.
If using the patterned card stock: Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge to the front of the patterned rectangle to provide it a coating. Let dry thoroughly.
Squeeze jewel glue into the well of the pendant. Press the rectangle into the glue, making sure that the shape is inside the rectangle perfectly.
Using pliers, attach a jump ring to the pendant.
Place pendant onto chain.
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