Here are some options if you don’t want to make one:
DIY Tassel Necklaces: We said goodbye to summer last week and are now back at school…still in our summer haze though. With school comes back-to-school shopping, and my girls love all the new clothes, shoes and accessories they want to buy. As a kid, one of my favorite things I enjoyed about going back to school was wearing new clothes and planning out my outfits for each day. I always liked to accessorize. A cute necklace with do that to any outfit. So we made some long tassel necklaces for my girls to wear with their new outfits. And now I want to put a tassel on just about everything!
All these craft supplies came from a hobby store (like Michaels or Hobby Lobby). I bought a bead box and the embroidery thread cost about 40 cents for each one so you can make a lot of tassel necklaces for just under $10!
To make the beaded necklace, cut the cord about twice as long as you’d like the length. Take the flexible needle and thread the cord in the hole. We made a knotted necklace, so you can string the bead and then tie a knot then string the bead and then a knot. Keep doing that until you get your desired length. We made the necklaces long enough so we just knotted the necklace off with a square knot. Or to make the necklace quicker, you can just string the beads on the cord, ending with a square knot. To attach the tassel, take another jump ring and secure the tassel on the necklace. Add as many tassels onto one necklace with a jump ring!
Make one for you and add multiple tassels to a simple long gold chain!
|Mirror: Ballard Designs style Atoll (sold out) (similar) || Lamp: West Elm || Dresser Handles: Amazon|
Don’t want to DIY and just want to buy it? Here are some options:
Pull out your planting pots and fill them up with soil and new greenery! It’s that time to start bringing life back to your garden and porches. Spring is one of my favorite seasons and gardening has become a favorite pastime since my vegetable garden days while living in Connecticut. Now it’s just flowers for me until we make space for a garden.
Lacquer Abstract Easter Eggs— We are celebrating our family Easter traditions a week early this year, since our spring break falls right on Easter Sunday. We are planning to do our feast this Sunday and my kids decorated their eggs. We love decorating Easter eggs and trying out new techniques. Below are links to Easter egg decorating techniques that we have done in the past. This year we decided to use lacquer to make the eggs look like glass and acrylic paint to give it a strong color. This is a fun project for kids to explore mixing colors with adult supervision.
Pretty, bright rich colors. Let your kids paint and get creative with a palate of paint!
You might have noticed I’m a little obsessed with live plant terrariums and holiday centerpiece terrarium/glass cloches. You can see my spring floral terrarium how to that I did last year, and I still remember it lasting quite a few weeks. Since St. Patricks day is around the corner, I am sharing an Irish terrarium, using succulents and clay to create an Irish village. My kids have declared that this is the best leprechaun trap and we are for sure going to catch him this year because leprechauns are really the size of fairies and they are going to be so fooled! HA! I’ll take it. This is a really fun project to make with kids. My kids did all the clay work and it makes it look woodland and whimsical.
For supplies gather:
soil, tiny rocks, moss and sand–most you can get at a craft store.
oven-baked polymer clay
Rubiks Cube Valentines— Rubik’s cubes are so cool right now in 3rd grade. Every kid wants one. Every kid tries to solve one. And if you know how to solve the puzzle, you are totally on the popular list. So, we know these are going to be a huge hit at the Valentine’s exchange party. I bought mini Rubik’s cube at Party City (or you can buy with the link).
I did two printables for the Valentine: “Our friendship is like a Rubik’s cube. You don’t want to mess it up!” and the other is “All my problems are solved when I’m with you!” We just used tape to attach the cube to the print out.
Download is below.
Download Rubik’s Cube Valentine’s Printables
Attach a mini rubik’s cube to the valentines with a small glue dot.
Check out these other Valentines: