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Monday, September 1, 2014

DIY Wooden Tassel Bracelets & Necklace

Did y'all have a nice, long weekend?  Best part about it is a short work week! :) We went on a short road trip to Austin for the University of Texas college football game opener (our 2nd annual trip with our son).  


I can't pretend I'm crazy about the game, but I love the football experience, being there with all the people and especially watching my son get so into the game.  I asked him how he knew when to cheer and he explained, "You cheer when they tackle down and when they get a touchdown."  Okay, got it. 



And then we got to visit our good friends who live "in the country" and have a very relaxing and welcoming home.  I miss my girlfriend since she moved, but we're still making opportunities to get together.  It's awesome to get out of the hustle and bustle of our daily lives for a slow day with friends (and good food)! The homemade vanilla ice cream was to die for!  


Back at home, ever since I got my office closet organized, I've been enjoying doing more crafty stuff.  It's not just that I can actually see and access my stash of goodies and supplies, but since the clutter has been cleared out, it's given me fresh breathing space to get creative.  You know the feeling, I'm sure.  


Y'all know I like easy DIY projects.  This time, I made bracelets and a necklace with wooden beads, leather cord, and colorful stands.


Making this necklace was a throwback to younger days of simply stringing beads onto the cord in a pattern that looks good to your eye, with larger beads at the bottom, and smaller beads toward the top.  


And then I folded the strands over the cord, tied it off with a coordinating color, and cut them.  I like keeping this necklace in neutral, earthy tones. 


For the bracelets, I added a tassel to two wooden stretchy bracelets I already had, and then made a third bracelet with wooden beads and the leather cord. 


Then, as you can see below, I cut the tassels a bit shorter so they looked better when wearing them.  The bracelet I made below would've been better with a stretchy cord, so that it's not so hard to get on and off.  



Here's to getting organized and crafty!

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10 comments:

  1. Little man is so adorable cheering for those Horns!! And I love those tassel necklaces!

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    1. Thanks Sarah- I was surprised at how into it he was this year! So fun!

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  2. LOVE those bracelets, so crafty and cute ;)

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  3. Your son is precious- love how excited he is in the pic! Sounds like y'all had a lovely weekend! Love the bracelets!

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    1. He cracks me up! I've got an email coming your way soon! ;)

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  4. James is so cute cheering at the game! I bet he knows more about football than I do. Love the bracelets Megan.

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