Crafting DIY

DIY Painted Animal Necklace

One of our signature Birch Jewellery pieces are the funky and colourful painted animal necklaces. Cute little critters in neon colours – what more can a girl ask for? We love them so much we’ve decided to do a quick tutorial on how you can make your very own animal necklaces. Grab your crafting tools and lets get started!

What you’ll need: 
– paintbrushes
– craft paint in your favourite colours
– modge podge
– thumb tack
– brass eye pins
– brass chain
– plastic animals

1. Get your little animal friends ready to paint. pick your colours and get your brush ready to coat them in fun and bright colours. Our signature colours are neon pink, purple and mint green. You’ll need to add a couple of coats to the animals before they’re totally covered. Once they’re dry and completed covered, coat them in modge podge to add a shiny finish and seal in all your painting hard work.

2. Carefully use a thumb tack or another tiny sharp object of your choice to puncture a hole on the top of the painted animal. This is where you’ll inset the eye pin to hook the chain to. Once you’ve made your hole, you may also add a bit of super glue to hold the brass eye pin in place.

3. Attach your chain and you’re ready to go!

There you have it! Super chic, colourful and unique necklaces with your favourite woodland or jungle pal! To purchase one of our hand-painted animals, visit our Etsy shop:


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