It was something made in the spur of the moment and I never gave it much thought until my daughter saw it and said she wanted one too. Then I thought: why not? She loves "jewelry", so I might as well make her some inexpensive necklaces that no one will miss if she loses or damages and that can be easily replaced any way.
And what is the easiest way to achieve this? Cupcake toppers, of course! They already come in the right size and if you check Pinterest there are hundreds of free designs and themes.
So I went online, chose a few with her favorite characters and printed then out...
...cut them to shape and laminated them:
Then I punched small holes in the top of each one...
... and passed a soft piece of yarn through the hole. Any yarn will do, but a soft, satiny one is better since it to avoid itches, and if it comes in a matching color, all the better.
I tied a knot joining both edges and my necklace was finished!
And because they come together pretty quickly, I made lots of them:
They are great for small and not so small girls and I'm thinking they will make cute and inexpensive party favors too, so this is something that I'll keep bookmarked for future use!