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D.i.y Friendship pencils

Friends rule & so do threaded bracelets. I use to rock em all the time, but they were so restricting. If I had to dress up I'd have to take them with me. So I figured adding some colorful embroidery thread would give me that summery feel with out that bracelet tan. Not only that but how sweet would these be to gift? An alternative to giving out those time consuming bracelets. 


#1. Set of pencils
#2. Craft thread / embroidery
#3. Scissors 
#4. 10 minutes of your time

Step one: Choose 3 or four colors 

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Step two: Create a loop and slide onto the pencil. Next with the thread attached to the rest of the bunch, create the same loop and pull up to tighten (loop it under and back through the opening). Repeat until desired length.

Step three: Grab your next color of choice and begin of with the same starter knot. Then follow step twos loop sequence creating 5 knots.

Step four: Cut off the string from your first thread, and second (orange and magenta). Continue loop knotting with your second thread (magenta) until both cut strings are covered. Do steps 3-4 for each color of thread you add.

Step five: When ending your friendship pencil make a tight knot as close to the pencil as possible. Then create another one to secure it. Cut the thread & done!

Mix up your colors the more the better! Now you can have summer camp in your hands!
Also you could slide your design down and use it a finger grip! However I like it better as a topper.

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D.i.y Pom Pom bookmarks

Lately I've been super stoked about returning to school in the Spring. Mostly because it'll be my last semester before I graduate! But I also love school supply shopping and preparing for the first day of school. Nothings better then a new set of pens, notebooks, or a backpack. I hate that all my school books are all starting to blend in, so I figured a pom pom organization system is the best way to go. Each color goes with a certain subject, making it easy to find in a messy backpack. This'll probably make me want to read through my books too! These of course are perfect for regular non-school actually interesting books. 

#1. White elastic 
#2. Sharp scissors 
#3. Your favorite yarn
#4. Needle & white thread (Not shown).
#5. Book 
#6. 15 minutes of your time.

Step one: Wrap the yarn around two fingers. The more times you go around the bigger your pom will be. I went about 50x, basically till my fingers turned blue.

 Step two: Cut a long piece of yarn and pass it through your fingers. Once the yarn is facing your palm,  try and make a secure tie, If you have a helping hand lying around go get him or her to do this for you (Not necessary, just convenient ).

Step three: This is what your pom pom should look like. It is tightly knotted where my fingers were, and looks like the cutest bun! 

Step four: Place your scissors inside of folded portion, and cut it up. Your pom should then look like the photo below, one terrible hair cut.

Step five: Now it's time to make your pom actually look like a pom pom. Even out all of the strings, and smooth it out as much as possible. Remember not to cut the long thread you used to tie your pom. You will need it later on.

Now its time for the elastic portion!

Step six: Wrap the white elastic around your book making sure its as stretched out as possible. Once you snip the elastic, you will then sew the two cut pieces together. I hand sewed mine vertically. 

Step seven: Tie your pom pom onto the sewn portion of the elastic. This way your hiding the stitch your made! Which means you can do a crappy job. Once you make a secure knot onto the elastic, cut off the two long threads to the size of the other threads. Place in book and your good to go!

Or try it out with your school books! Also don't forget to enter my giveaway it ends this friday!

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