The inspiration for today's craft is no mystery! I loved our time in New Orleans and couldn't wait to design something inspired by the colors and glitz of Mardi Gras. I'm really happy with my new necklace. It's super lightweight and comfy to wear. Can you tell what I used to make it? Affiliate links below.
King Cake Mardi Gras Necklace
- Model Magic
- Folk Art Camel and Harvest Gold acrylic paint
- white gesso
- Stickles - yellow, green, and purple
- jewelry bail
- Ninja Supergrip glue
Create three ropes of white Model Magic and place them side by side.
Twist the bundle of ropes several times, then join the ends together to form a rough circle. If you're not happy with it, try again! Don't aim for perfection though - the irregularities make it look more authentic.
Set your King Cake aside and let it dry for at least 24 hours. Flip it upside down and let it dry another 24 hours.
Paint the King Cake with the Camel paint, then add highlights of Harvest Gold in the twists and on top to mimic the look of baked goods. When the paint is dry, use a Q-tip to glob white gesso on the top. Be sure to leave plenty of the 'cake' exposed beneath the 'frosting.'
When the gesso is dry, add Stickles. Alternate between green, yellow, and purple. Make the sections different sizes like they’d be if you were dropping colored sugar on a real King Cake.
Let the Stickles dry overnight. Glue the bail onto the back of the King Cake. When it is dry, add a chain and your King Cake is ready to wear!
If you want the real thing, you can make it yourself from scratch. Or, use a handy box mix that comes with everything you need, including the filling, frosting, and baby. This year, Mardi Gras falls on February 25, so you have plenty of time to prepare!