Simple DIY Ursula Necklace and Earrings Recipe and Tutorial
If you caught my recent posts, Queen of Hearts Costume & Queen of Hearts Guards Trick or Treat Bag, you know that our family costume this year is Disney Villains! Today I’m sharing how to make the accessories for my costume, Ursula the Sea Witch from the Little Mermaid. These DIY Ursula necklace and earrings set are so easy to make. You only need a few items in your pantry.
Watch the Video Tutorial
Here is What You Need
Time: A Few Hours
- 2 Cups Al Purpose Flour
- 1 Cups Salt
- 1 Cup Water
- Mixing Bowl
- Baking Sheet
- BBQ Skewer
- Black Necklace Cord
- Old Pair of Post Earrings
- Purple Paint
- Gold Paint
- Paint Brush
Making the Dough
Note: This recipe is more than needed to make the necklace and earrings. Use the extra for the kids to play with or for other projects.
- Add the flour and salt to your mixing bowl and mix with a spoon.
- Slowly add the cup of water and continue mixing.
- Once the water is added and the mixture is too hard to stir, use your hands to mix the dough.
- Remove the dough from the bowl and knead it on your workspace.
- Allow the dough to set for 20 minutes.
Shaping Ursula’s Necklace
- Grab a piece of dough the size of a plum. Roll it between your hands to form a smooth ball.
- Rub the dough to form a long cone shape.
- Lay it on your work surface and roll and narrow the tip. Start at the tip and roll it inward creating the shell shape.
- Use your fingers to flatten the large end of the shell.
- Next, use the sharp end of a BBQ skewer to mark indented lines down the shell.
- Lastly, use the skewer to poke a hole all the way through the shell to insert the necklace cord. Move the skewer back and forth to create a large enough hole.
Shaping Ursula’s Earrings
- Use two small pieces to make each earring. Roll in a ball using the palms of your hands.
- Narrow it into a cone shape.
- Twist the cone to create the shell.
Baking Ursula’s Necklace and Earrings
- Place both necklace and earring set on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 250 degrees for 20 minutes. Leave the skewer in the necklace.
- After 20 minutes, wiggle the skewer in the necklace and bake for another 20 minutes.
- Turn all pieces over and bake another 20 minutes.
Putting It All Together
Paint the shell necklace with gold paint and the earring with purple paint. Allow them to dry. They will still be hard on the outside but a little soft (almost squishy) on the inside. Add the cord to the necklace, using a skewer to help poke it through if needed.
Take apart an old pair of post earrings. You will be able to insert the posts into the new shell earrings because it is a little soft. Use a strong glue like E6000 to attach the posts.
That’s it! I hope you like my DIY Ursula Necklace and Earrings! Stay tuned for the costume tutorial!
In case you missed them, here are our family costumes themes in the past: