This post was originally created for Darice. Can you believe it’s back to school time already? As a teacher, I’m finding it hard to believe myself. I just don’t know where the summer has gone. However, in the spirit of back to school, I always try to come up with clever gift ideas for both of my daughter’s teachers. This year I wanted to create a jewelry piece for the teacher’s to wear. I came up with this cute DIY pendant necklace that is really quite simple and requires just a few craft items. Let’s get started.
Ruler DIY Pendant Necklace Supplies:
- Darice 6″ Wood Ruler
- Darice Shiny Bail Mount 25mm x 8mm
- Darice 18″ Ball Link Chain
- Red & Green Acrylic Paint
- E-6000 Adhesive
- Clear Matte Spray Varnish or Mod Podge
- Mini Hand Mitre Saw or Xacto Knife
- Piece of Sand Paper
Step 1. Use the mini hand mitre saw to cut the piece of ruler. Cut the piece of wooden ruler just slightly more than 1″ to make sure that the 1″ line shows.
Step 2. Using a piece of sandpaper, sand the edges smooth.
Step 3. Using the red acrylic paint, paint an apple with a thin paint brush. Then use the green acrylic paint to create the leaves. If you don’t feel comfortable painting the apple onto the ruler, you could always use one of the various cutting machines or a stencil.
Step 4. Once the paint is dry, seal the DIY pendant necklace with a coat of matte or gloss clear spray varnish. Or you could also use Mod Podge to seal the pendant as well.
Step 5. Glue the bail mount to the back of the ruler. Let this dry for a few of hours.
Step 6. Thread the ball necklace through the bail.
This ruler DIY pendant necklace is sure to be a keepsake for any teacher. Not to mention, you’ll definitely put a smile on their face.