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How to Make the Cutest (and Easiest) Friendship Bracelets

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How to Make the Cutest (and Easiest) Friendship Bracelets | Live Colorful

Who else is excited about Valentine’s Day? It’s just around the corner, can you believe it? I was just thinking about that the other day while I was taking down the Christmas tree. Sometimes, like that day, I’m amazed about how fast time flies and how much we wait for a holiday we love and then, suddenly, it’s just here!

How to Make the Cutest (and Easiest) Friendship Bracelets | Live Colorful

To make the wait count, why not start crafting something fun related to Valentine’s Day right now, so we get some fun creative time and at the same time we start making cute gifts for family and friends.

Love+Lemon Craft Co sent me their amazing charms sets and the most colorful suede lace that inspired this project. They also offered me with the greatest tools, jump rings, and bracelet bangles! Which is the way to go when making bracelets. They are just so easy to personalize.

How to Make the Cutest (and Easiest) Friendship Bracelets | Live Colorful

Materials:

How to Make the Cutest (and Easiest) Friendship Bracelets | Live Colorful

Steps:

  1. Start by making a loop of suede lace and tying a knot at the end of the bracelet bangle. Leave about three inches on each side of the bracelet bangle to be able to make a bow later, it will look super cute when you and your friends wear the bracelets.
  2. Use the jump rings to hang the charms. I got two Love+Lemon Craft Co charm sets, the foodie charm set and goodies charm set, with 12 pieces in total so I used four charms on each bracelet.
  3. Make three of these cute bracelets, keep one and give two away to your friends!

This is the perfect excuse to start making something fun and pretty for Valentine’s day and in a super easy way!

How to Make a Meaningful New Year’s Wish Jar

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This post was sponsored by BLOT supplies. All content and images are my own.

How to make a simple but meaningful New Year's wish jar | Live Colorful

I’m one of those people who loves to think about New Year’s resolutions in advance. Unfortunately, I think about them, write them in a pretty notebook, read them a few times during the first month of the new year and then forget about them. Last year I wrote too many on the list, and the whole idea felt overwhelming!

A few months ago, for Father’s Day, Jaxon and I decided to make a wish jar for my husband. We actually named it “building memories” and it was a bunch of legos with all the things Jaxon would love to do with dad during the year. Go camping, watch a boy’s movie together, jumping in mud and things like that were on the list. It was such a simple idea, but a really meaningful gift that my hubby loved.

How to make a simple but meaningful New Year's wish jar | Live Colorful

For this New Year’s Eve I got the idea of making something similar. I made the whole family sit down and think about 12 things that we would love to accomplish, make, visit, create or experience this year. We made a list and put it in the jar. The idea is that every first day of the month we would take one “wish” out of the jar, and do it!

Go to Ojai, California, bring orange slices to a Jaxon’s soccer game, taekwondo tournament, or other sports thing he can do when he turns three!, run a 5k as a family and things like that are on the list. It’s exciting, and I appreciate that they are specific and easy to accomplish “wishes”.

We can’t wait to start picking one each month, because we keep saying that we would love to do these things, but always forget. This is a great way to push ourselves to have fun as a family in a special way each month.

How to make a simple but meaningful New Year's wish jar | Live Colorful

Thanks to Blot supplies I could write down these wishes in the prettiest and most colorful way. They have an amazing collection of pens, stickers, highlighters, pencil, tapes, sticky notes and more. You can check out more about BLOT and their products on their site. I’m sure you can find some fun supplies to start a colorful and organized new year! 

PD. I’m using BLOT gel coloring pens and the adorable BLOT great job stickers to check off each item from the list :)

How to make a simple but meaningful New Year's wish jar | Live Colorful

DIY Festive & Easy New Year’s Eve Garland

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DIY Festive New Year's Eve Garland | Live Colorful

Crafting for the holidays is so much fun, especially when you have supplies that make the process easy! 

DIY Festive New Year's Eve Garland | Live Colorful

I’m collaborating with Love+Lemon Craft Co to inspire you to make a sparkly, shiny and festive banner for your New Year’s Eve party.

DIY Festive New Year's Eve Garland | Live Colorful

This garland was the easiest one I have ever made in my life! Seriously, Love+Lemon Craft Co pennant banner pads had everything I needed inside their kit. All I had to do is to detach every paper pad, remove the punched holes and pass the twine through. To write “Happy New Year” I used some sparkly alphabet stickers and I decorated the garland when it was ready with a couple of silver rayon tassels on the sides.

DIY Festive New Year's Eve Garland | Live Colorful

DIY Festive New Year's Eve Garland | Live Colorful

Putting together the garland took me no more than 15 minutes, so I had time to plan another crafty project! When I saw the tassels the first thing I thought was that they would look adorable as earrings. So I got a pair or earrings hooks and attached them to the tassels. This pair ended up looking super cute and extra festive! Perfect to receive the new year with sparkles and style!

DIY Festive New Year's Eve Earrings | Live Colorful

DIY Festive New Year's Eve Earrings | Live Colorful