Your bridesmaids are pretty special people – after all you chose them for a reason. Plus there’s a good chance they’re going to help to dress you on your big day, so you want to make sure they’re feeling appreciated.

Finding fitting bridesmaids’ gifts isn’t always easy. You’re probably working to a budget, would like the gift to be memorable (yet also practical so that they get good use out of it), and — of course — you want your favorite ladies to love it.

Worry not, we have the perfect answer: a personalized necklace. It’s easy, inexpensive, has a personal touch that’ll pull on their heart strings and — conveniently — you can see how to make it happen right here. Bingo!

Materials:

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  • Chandelier crystals
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Mod Podge dimensional magic
  • Burlap twine
  • Washi tape

Directions:

Step 1: Place the crystal over the paper

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Play around with your paper by sliding the crystal over it until you find an area that looks interesting. Then trace around it to mark it.

Step 2: Personalize

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Using your pen write the name of your bridesmaid (or bridesmaids), a memorable quote or a special message on your paper tracing. Make a few extras so you have some options.

Step 3: Cut out the pieces

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Cut out the pieces you’ve prepared and take another look at how they look by placing the chandelier crystal over the top. Select your favorite for each bridesmaid.

Step 4: Mod Podge

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Cover the pack of the chandelier crystal with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, however keep it light around the area where the writing is or it will smudge. Mod Podge Dimensional Magic is water soluble, so keep a moistened paper towel around and wipe any areas that the Mod Podge leaks onto but isn’t wanted.

Step 5: Place the paper

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Gently place the paper onto the back of the chandelier crystal and smooth it down with a paper towel, while being careful not to moisten the area that has the writing. Pat the excess Mod Podge away with a paper towel.

Step 6: Stick washi tape to the back

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Once the back has dried (give it a good six hours for best results), stick strips of washi tape over the back and trim them to the size of the crystal.

Step 7: Make a second washi tape layer

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Repeat the process in step 6 by sticking down a second layer of washi tape over the back of the crystal and trimming it to size.

Step 8: Cover the back in Mod Podge

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Now coat the back of the pendant in Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, again being more sparing in the area where the writing is to avoid smudging. Leave it to dry for at least six hours.

Step 9: Cut the twine

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Measure out the length you would like the necklace to be and cut the twine to size. I used 32-inch pieces for my necklaces.

Step 10: Thread the twine

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Thread the twine through the top of the chandelier crystal and secure in place.

Step 11: Repeat

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Repeat the steps until you have personalized necklaces for all of your bridesmaids.