Make awesome Halloween Necklaces out of Hot Glue!

The Spider Web Collar Necklace
Frankenstein Monster Stitches
And Dripping Blood!

Step 1: Let's Get Started on This 5 Minute Project!

Amazing right?
So easy.  Here's how to start.
You'll need a silicone mat (I used my silpat)
and a hot glue gun with plenty of glue sticks.
I'd avoid a mini glue gun since you have to pump out so much glue...
but you could try it if that's all you have...let me know how it works!

You'll also need paint or sharpies...and some twine.
So easy, anyone could do it!

Step 2: Step by Step...

Run hot glue right onto the mat, careful not to
touch the actual tip to the mat.

Here's the step by step:
Start with a big blob and a line to another big blob.
This should fit roughly around your neck.
I did mine between 13 and 15 inches.

Just make sure to connect the hot glue to the necklace line.
Easy!  And this glue gun has a tiny little tip for precision work!
When the glue cools, it peels right off the mat PERFECTLY!!!

Step 3: Add Some Color!

Now for some color!
For the drips of blood I used a sharpie and just colored it!
For the web and the stitches I just misted on some spray paint!

Then I punched a hole in the large side pieces...
Tie one some twine or string...
Wrap around the victims neck and tie in a bow!

Step 4: Time to Admire!

For a perfect Halloween statement!
Now, go be awesome!

Hope you liked this tutorial!

Check out my blog Doodlecraft for more awesomeness!
And please vote for me in the Halloween Props contest!

<p>I tried on waxpaper and hot glue stuck to it. Any suggestions? Spray something on it?</p>
Step one, don't use wax paper. You might be able to soak it in water and see if you can peel the wax paper off. Use a silicone baking mat, they are no-stick for a reason. :)
<p>What a great idea!<br>Do you know what can I use instead of a silicone mat?<br>I was thinking maybe waxed paper.</p>
<p>Nice job...</p>
<p>very nice, looks like you are ready for this halloween.</p>
<p>The stitches would be great for my costume... I was looking to see who sells this kind of thing but why pay a lot to something you can so easily make yourself? This is genius! Although I'm wondering how I'm able to pin this to my Pinterest site? </p>
<p>this is great</p>
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Awesome! These turned out great! I'm inspired to make a bunch more now too! Thanks for sharing! :)
Just made my girls accent necklaces for their costumes, awesome thanks
Awesome, post some pictures...we'd love to see! Thanks too--Happy Halloween!
SO COOL!!! Now, I know it's hot glue, but how reasonably durable is this? 1 wear? 5 wears? If you have any way to estimate. This would be really cool for regular wear, not just Halloween.
These are super durable! I guess if you pulled the string knot too tight or intentionally pulled it they would break. But I am sure these will last many, many years...100's of wears. And if they don't last quite that long, they are easy to make!
You can make them super durable if you gule over a piece of string. Leaving 2 tails to tie together.
What did you put on for the make-up?
I just used black eye liner. I was just going to line her lips and then I bumped into her making that &quot;smiler&quot; line. I added some downward stitches and called it good! :)
totally voted <br>
Love this!!!
clever----------------clever----------------------clever!!!! Voted
Great, thanks, so many possibilities. Thanks.
There is colored glue sticks?! I need to get out more! This is great! Thanks...bracelets, too.
&iexcl;&iexcl;&iexcl;Hermoso!!! it's so pretty and easier :)
Awesome and easy. Perfect Instructable!
Soooooo cool
These are great, and as you and others have noted, could be used to make lots of fun non-Halloweeny designs as well!<br> <br> Just wanted to add that you don't need a silicone mat to make them as any non-porous surface will provide a work surface that will release your creation.&nbsp; Try plastic transparencies or a cookie sheet, glass, tile, etc. &nbsp;Also waxed paper, which can be used multple times for something like this before&nbsp;needing to be tossed.
when will be the halloween night?
Neat 'ible! These need not be just for Halloween. The should be an instant hit among high school girls. <br>And as an aside, such a charming sweet smile on the author.
I'm voted. Thank You. Maybe make some extra as for Hand Outs for the Adults.? ~(:-})={
I make them every time I leave the Glue Gun down too long.. Har.!
this is a FANTASTIC idea. I'm going to share it with several haunt pages on fb I post to
Thanks! I'm already thinking up tons of other hot glue necklace ideas! :)
The other way to do it: &quot;just hold still sweetie, this will just hurt a little&quot; LOL <br>I think your way is better!
Ha ha ha! :)
Love it!
Thanks sniffydogs!
i make earrings like this
I've seen some hot glue earrings before, awesome! Maybe you can post a picture! :)
OK this is plain wicked you got my vote!!
These are AWESOME! So clever, cheap and cute.
Thanks! I'm already thinking up other designs too!
Very cool idea! Def going to try this with the kids. Thank you! \ ( ' v ' ) /
What a fun idea! You could use colored hot glue sticks instead of the transparent one so you don't even have to paint the necklace :)
Thanks Linda! Yes, colored glue would be awesome!
That's an awesome idea!! I've also seen coloured hot glue with glitters!
That's a great idea! The only problem with the glitters is that some of the glitters stay in the glue gun, so next time you use it, it still got glitter in it.
ouch... well, little glue guns are very cheap, it could be worth buy one for each colour (maybe 3 or 4), also since lot of glue remains in gun between any colour changing...
You can buy them at the dollar store near you. They are super cheap , and they have glue sticks 2 for a dollar for big ones. For the mini ones they are like a dollar a bag (2o to 3o) glue sticks in them. Budget friendly!
Thanks guys! Colored glue or glitter glue would be awesome too! What's better than hot glue and Halloween!

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