lifesaver necklaces

lifesaver necklaces

We are making these cute little necklaces for my nieces and the girls friends.  It seems every time someone comes over to play and they see them sitting out, they gravitate toward them and make cute exclamations like “oh how cute” or “ooh I like that”.  So I think it is a winner for girls.

You start out with a standard washer in a bigger size.


My hubbs brought me home a whole box of these.  Wasn’t that nice??  I think they would look awesome in even bigger sizes too.  I used some scrap book paper I had around and just traced the washer onto the paper and then cut it out.


The next step is to glue it onto the washer.  I have used both modge podge and spray adhesive for this.  Both work.  The modge podge takes longer to dry but other than that they were pretty similar.  Don’t use things like hot glue because it will add lumps of glue under the paper and you want something that will let it lay really flat.  Also, make sure you glue it on so it sticks well.  You don’t want to make these all up and then have them peeling off.

After you glue it on, turn it over to the backside.  You will see some paper over lap where it is bigger than the washer.


Take your scissors and trim around the outside.  Don’t worry about the over lap in the center hole.

When you get it all trimmed up and it is securely affixed on and all dry, you need to grab your Dimensional Magic.  It comes in a bottle and looks like this:

You can do so many things with it, and it lasts FoReVeR.  You will put a thinish layer on the top of your paper.



It goes on a bit cloudy but dries clear.  You want to make sure and pop any bubbles you may get so they don’t harden.  Then you just let it sit and dry.


Once it’s dry, thread your string through the middle and there you have it.  Lifesaver necklaces!!

lifesaver necklaces


Hope your girls enjoy!!  Thanks for reading!!


  1. These are really cute Connie!! I have never actually used the Dimensional Magic – I really do need to give it a try!
    Thanks so much for the link!
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  2. Very cute. I wish I had some girls around to make these for.

  3. I love these. And the possibilities are endless. thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

  4. I love making these! They are so much fun and I love the colors of your necklaces. I’ll have to try the dimensional magic next time. I usually make mine with glossy accents.

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  5. could you use patterned contact paper? Would it stick completely without a top coat? I was just wondering because I have many rolls of it here and might just try it out :) Very cute idea.

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