Mini Spring DIY

Spring has finally arrived, although you wouldn’t think so with the weather we’ve been having but that’s Canada for you, always the last to get the memos about change of season. Either way there’s a lot less snow on the ground, the days are feeling longer, tulips are popping up in every shop and I’m definitely starting to get into the mood of it all. In the spirit of spring I thought it would be fun to share a little DIY with you guys!

I recently visited my local Micheals for spring craft and home decor ideas and I stumbled into their clay section and fell in love with some of their pastel colors (obviously). I found three that I thought would best suit the scheme I was looking for and made a really cute statement necklace! This DIY was really fun to make and I hope it’s easy enough to understand for you to be able to create for yourself (I also filmed the process so if you want me to put that all together and post it to YouTube for a sort of tldr then let me know!).

What you will need for this project:

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Other things you might need that I didn’t include here are a ruler, thick needle, and scissors. The clay roller is also optional, I use it to warm up the clay.

Cut a section of your clay and knead it to warm it up then roll it into a ball to your desired size. I wanted mine to be about 2cm (about half an inch) and I repeated this for each of my three colors.Animated-balls

Use your needle to poke a hole through the middle of the ball, making sure not to dent or squish it, to create the bead. Do this for all three. Once that’s done put them on some aluminium foil on a baking tray and put them in the oven for 30 minutes at 230 degrees Celsius. Something to note: I used the Fimo baking clay, some other brands might call for different baking instructions so be sure to double check before popping them in the oven.

Once their done baking it’s time to put it all together. I changed the color of my thread at the last moment because I also thought the lighter string looked better with the color combination than the darker one I originally planned. I was also kind of disappointed because the green came out looking darker than it originally was in the package, but oh well.0534 sg

Cut your thread to your desired length, I chose 36 inches but you can make it longer or shorter. Choose the pattern you wish to have on your necklace, thread on the beads and tie it off and you’re done!

I hope you enjoyed this mini DIY and gave you a cute new addition to your spring wardrobe, I know it did for me.(I especially like it paired with this new blue dress shirt I got and honestly wish I could wear this outfit all day every day.) If you would like me to do more DIY’s then just let me know, I’m always crafting up something and would love to share!

Happy spring!

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