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Hat (sold out but similar here)/ Necklace DIY/ Bag

TODAY is the last day of school for students. Though I do have to work two days next week, I'm thrilled to be *almost* officially on summer break! Bring on the slow mornings, adventures, and sunshine!



I blame it all on Russ and our drive back from Omaha for spring break and trying to get every big truck to honk at us on the interstate, but Calvin is obsessed with trucks. He gets so excited every time we see them and we have read so many books about trucks over and over and over. So, when it was time to think about the theme for his second birthday a few weeks ago, trucks was a no-brainer!

Pom poms are all the rage right now, and I love the pop of fun they give to an outfit. I have seen pom pom necklaces in a few shops, but I didn't see one whose color scheme really was for me, so I decided to try to make my own! Today I'll show you how I did it!


All you'll need is some scissors, embroidery thread, pom pom beads (I found mine on Amazon) as well as tape and a safety pin (not pictured). 


I cut super long pieces of embroidery thread. I would guess I cut at least three yards. I didn't en up using the whole length, but I went for having too much instead of trying to add some on. I used three different colors, tied them together in a knot, pinned the knot to my jeans, and then I simply braided them. This definitely took me back to middle school years and friendship bracelets! The braiding took a while, but it would easily be something you could do while watching TV.

I kept stopping to check the length. I wanted it to be long enough for a necklace plus a little extra length because you'll need it when you tie knots a couple steps from now. I think I finished with about 60 inches of braid, but you could probably do 50 or 55 inches and be okay.


Next, I took the tape and taped off the end of the string very tightly and cut it at an angle.


Then, I measured up about six inches and tied a knot. I used the taped end to thread through the pom pom bead.


Then, I tied a knot on the other end of the pom pom bead. I repeated the steps of measuring, knotting, adding the bead, and knotting again until I got to the end of how long I wanted the necklace to be. For me, I repeated the step six times. 


Last, I took the original end and tied it in a knot between the pom pom and the last knot I tied. I cut all the strings off.


It looks cute alone or layered with a shorter necklace. My monogram is from Southern Joy Designs. Use code BGSJD10 to get 10% off yours!

Also I thought it would be fun to send a couple readers a kit to make their own pom pom necklace. I have three different color combos to give away! Comment below on which one you'd like me to send you and I will pick three winners (US mailing addresses only, please).

{Yellow, Orange, White}


{Teal, Blue, Purple}


{Blue, Green, White}


Please comment by Monday, June 29th. I'll pick three winners on Tuesday, June 30th!


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Happy Friday! Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, Tif at Bright on a Budget, and I want to welcome you to High Five for Friday! Each week we share the best parts of the week and hope you'll join us!

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We had Calvin's birthday party last weekend. I'll do a full post on it this coming week! Let's just say the cupcakes were a hit!


Today Tif from Bright on a Budget and I are teaming up to share how we styled our J. Crew Factory shorts!


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