Make a Magical Bottled Fairy Dust Necklace

Today we are making the cutest bottled fairy dust necklace craft (or pixie dust necklace, however you prefer to call it!) for little girls and kids of all ages. This is a really fun slumber party idea or the perfect gift to give to a best friend.

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Kids will love making this bottled fairy dust necklace!

Bottled Fairy Dust Necklace Craft

These little fairy dust necklaces are like bottling up stars! My older tween calls this her Galaxy Necklace, and my elementary-aged kiddo calls it her fairy dust or fairy charm!

Either way, these are simple kids crafts to make and wear that are sure to bring a smile! This craft is especially good for tweens and teens – and my favorite thing is that you can find everything in your local craft store. Let’s make this enchanted piece of jewelry!

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Supplies Needed

*If you are doing this craft with younger kids, consider plastic bottles and a break-away necklace string for safety.

Instructions for Magical Bottled Fairy Dust Necklace

Image shows the materials needed to make a bottled fairy dust necklace: small glass bottles, glitter, sequins, cotton balls, tweezers, food dye, essential oil, bowls, water, yarn, and glue gun, on a table.
You can make these necklaces in any color or design you want!

Step 1

To set up this craft, fill small bowls with food dye and water.

We wanted this to look like a starry sky or galaxy, so we used deep blue, deep green and a deep purple color.

Image shows a pair of hands shredding a cotton ball in half to make this bottled fairy dust necklace. Idea from Kids Activities Blog.
In just a matter of minutes, you’ll have your own fairy necklace – that also smells amazing thanks to the essential oil!

Step 2

Next, shred the cotton balls into tiny bits.

Step 3

Using the tweezers, dip the bits of cotton into the bowl of dye, and then insert it into your jar.

Image shows the final product - 5 Bottled Fairy Dust Necklaces in different sizes, on top of a table with glitter and tiny hearts next to the bottles. Idea from Kids Activities Blog.
Aren’t these necklaces just so pretty?

Step 4

Layer the cotton colors with glitter and plain white cotton bits. This part is so fun because you can go with whatever pattern or color choice you want!

Step 5

Add 2-3 drops of essential oil to the top of your jar before you put the cap on it. We recommend lavender for its soothing properties, peppermint for winter, and stress away to relax after a long day.

These necklaces work great as essential oil necklace diffusers. The scents diffuse through the cap throughout the day!

Step 6

Using a hot glue gun attach the starry fairy dust jar onto a necklace so you can wear it.

A necklace that smells great, looks good, and will be the talk of the class.

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Make a Magical Bottled Fairy Dust Necklace

Let's make a Magical Bottled Fairy Dust Necklace for kids and tweens. These necklaces work great as essential oil necklace diffusers!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $15

Materials

  • Small Glass Bottles or small round glass bottle
  • Glitter
  • Sequins
  • Tiny purple stars!
  • Cotton balls (it has to be actual cotton, not the synthetic stuff)
  • Food Dye
  • Essential Oils – our favorite is lavender oil
  • Water
  • Yarn or embroidery thread or something to use as a necklace

Tools

  • Bowls
  • Tweezers
  • Glue gun with hot glue stick

Instructions

  1. 1. To set up this craft, fill small bowls with food dye and water. We wanted this to look like a starry sky or galaxy, so we used deep blue, deep green and a deep purple color.
  2. Next, shred the cotton balls into tiny bits.
  3. Using the tweezers, dip the bits of cotton into the bowl of dye, and then insert it into your jar.
  4. Layer the cotton colors with glitter and plain white cotton bits. This part is so fun because you can go with whatever pattern or color choice you want!
  5. Add 2-3 drops of essential oil to the top of your jar before you put the cap on it. We recommend lavender for its soothing properties, peppermint for winter, and stress away to relax after a long day.
  6. Using a hot glue gun attach the starry fairy dust jar onto a necklace so you can wear it.

Notes

If you are doing this craft with younger kids, consider plastic bottles and a break-away necklace string for safety.

More Fun With DIY Necklaces and Jewelry Crafts

If you loved making these Bottled Fairy Dust necklaces, you’ll have to check out these other jewelry making ideas below. My daughter loves picking out new jewelry crafts to try during playdates or sleepover parties.

Our kids have discovered Dr. Who and have become obsessed with all things weebly wobbly, sonic screwdrivers, and Time Lords. We recently created giant galaxy jars, and they loved it so much, I wanted to try a similar idea.

What’s your favorite jewelry craft? Comment below and share with us!