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DIY Hen Party Necklace

DIY Hen Party Necklace

If you type ‘Hen Party Necklace’ into google the results are – shall we say – somewhat lacking. Bright pink, shot glasses and fallic dangly bits seem to be the order of the day.  However, this DIY is decidedly not of that ilk! Colourful – yes, embarrassing-no!

I was inspired after I saw this ‘Make your own’ necklace at accessorize. I thought it would be a great gift for the bride-to-be to declare her status without being OTT. It would make a fab alternative to the usual hen do sash. Plus it can be changed to say something else after the hen party is over – so that it is still useable and not destined for the dustbin.

I then thought that it could also make great goodie bag gifts for the other hens or even a fun activity where everyone made their own! But I soon realised it would be rather expensive if you splashed out on everyone, so I set about creating a cheaper alternative! And this DIY is the product of that little experiment. So here are the stats if you want to give it a go yourself;

DIY Hen Party Necklace – The Stats

When I was shopping for supplies I was conscious to make sure that the beads I was buying would definitely fit on the cord, so bear the diameter of the hole in mind when spending your pennies.  Also, when buying the alphabet letters be mindful that you will probably quickly run out of vowels! They sent between 3 and 6 of each letter but there didn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason as to which ones I had more of. So if you are planning on making a more than one necklace you may need to buy several sets of letters.

Once you have the supplies the DIY is pretty self explanatory, but I’ve made a little video of how I made mine that you can watch here.

The only tricky bit is tying the knots so that the necklace is adjustable. I followed this tutorial on how to make a sliding knot, which made it much simpler.

The great thing about this DIY is that you can make the necklaces totally custom for your hen party – you could have a slogan or the hen party hashtag, or even make all of the guests necklaces with their names on it! If you didn’t want to make them for all of the guests, it would also be a fun and cheap activity to do all together. Let me know if you have a go at making your own DIY Hen Party Necklace!

 

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The Henthusiast x