Every Universe Needs a Planet Necklace

My older daughter is dressing up as “the universe” for Halloween and requested a necklace of planets to accessorize her Galaxy Bubble Dress.  I agreed even though I had no idea how I would make one.  I was completely stumped until I chanced upon a marbled glass ball ornament that reminded me of the swirling gas atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn.  Ding! Ding!  I had it figured out.

I found clear plastic ball ornaments at Michaels and chose four colors of acrylic paint that coordinated with her dress.  I had never made marbled glass ball ornaments so I read several online tutorials and watched this excellent video to learn how.  Once the paint was dry, I super-glued the caps onto the ornaments. I decided that I did not like the silver color of the caps and painted them with black, glitter nail-polish.  Finally I strung them onto a piece of purple t-shirt yarn from my stash.

My tips for drying the ornaments quickly:

  • carefully tap out as much excess paint as possible, I did it directly into the kitchen sink so clean up was breeze
  • set up a fan to blow air directly over the openings of the ornaments

1-planetnecklace4-5321149 1-planetnecklace1-5843864 Miss Imp is more than happy to wear the psychedelic butterfly costume that Juju wore when she was two.  Lucky me, I only had to make one costume this year! 1-planetnecklace2-7188066

Wishing everyone a safe and fun Halloween!