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7.25.2016

Copper & Thread Necklace | DIY

Last week, I hosted a Girl's DIY Night for a bunch of my friends to come together and make something simple, fun and useful! It was a fun night of laughter, making and you can't forget the delicious food! Check out this post for a recap of the night. I laid out bowls all down the table full of supplies for each person to make their necklace their own. I even picked up a few tricks and ideas from my friends along the way. This is a great craft for a group of people because every necklace will be different and reflect the maker!
There is no hard and fast rule to how to make these necklaces. They are so simple and versatile! One of my friends even made one to take home to her daughter so they could match! Isn't that so sweet?! Here is how to make your own copper and thread necklace:
 Copper & Thread Necklace DIY
* This DIY was inspired by Style Bee

Materials: Copper Tube, Embroidery Thread, Leather Cord, Wooden Beads, Scissors

Process: Slide your embroidery thread through the copper tube. Pull a 2 inch piece of thread from the skein of thread and cut. Fold the embroidery thread in half over the tube and tie in place. Cut through the bottom loops and trim off excess thread to make it even. Thread the leather cord though the tube and add a wooden bead. Tie a knot right over the bead. At the end, tie a knot so the necklace can simply slip over your head!




I can't wait until the next DIY night! Would you ever throw or attend a DIY night?!

7.22.2016

Wood and Leather Handled Picnic Basket | DIY

 One of my favorite summer activities is packing up a picnic and going to a park to enjoy a fun meal. When Jordan and I were dating, we packed so many picnics to enjoy before going kayaking. I now have a fun picnic basket to take on our picnic dates now! Head over to Glitter Guide for the full tutorial.




7.20.2016

DIY Girl's Night


I have been wanting to host a DIY night for a my friends for a while now. I always kept putting it off because I didn't know exactly what we would make and I figured it would take a lot of work to put together (spoiler alert: it was so easy!). Through encouragement from a friend and her opening her home and basically giving me a date to have the party, I planned the event! I am so glad I finally threw this party (with the help of Rachel), it turned out to be a great night and everyone went home with a couple new necklaces that matches their style! 
I wanted the decor to be simple but still pretty. I bought three bouquets of eucalyptus from Trader Joe's and spread them across Rachel's table as well as my Ikea work desk that I brought over from my house. I picked up some colorful bowls from West Elm and paired them with my favorite latte bowls from Anthropologie to store the supplies in. It took only minutes to set up!




 Rachel's home made the perfect backdrop!

 Of course I had to bring over my Message Board.
We kept the snacks simple but delicious. Waffles with lots of topping options, guac (of course), salsa, chips and flavored drinks. They were a hit!


 At each place setting, I personalized a bag for each guest with a fun saying that they could take their necklace home in and use in the future to store jewelry.


Overall, it was a fun night! I feel like I expected it to be difficult to throw this party and honestly it was so laid back. I think when you keep decor and details simple you get to enjoy the night so much more. I can't wait to have another DIY night soon.

I'll be back later this week to show the necklaces we made and how to make them. Stay tuned!
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