Cotton Candy Earrings

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By Guest Blogger Katherine from The Retro Lollipop

The Retro Lollipop is full of DIYs with bright colors and a retro feel. These sweet crafts are sure to satisfy your craft cravings!

Cotton Candy Earrings

As a kid, I’d have a huge ear-to-ear grin on my face while munching on a stick of cotton candy.  There was something so irresistible about the deliciously fluffy, sweet and sticky candy clouds on a stick.  I wanted to make a pair of earrings that captured the essence of cotton candy and after a bit of brainstorming, I finally came up with an idea.

Pom Poms

I bought a package of neon pom-poms  a few months ago, with no particular project in mind.  They kept staring at me in the face, just begging to be made into something, until I finally thought of it: earrings.  These earrings resemble the fluffy stick of cotton candy that made me smile as a kid.

I know that creating earrings out of pom-poms isn’t unique nor is it innovative, but it sure is fun, kind to the wallet and so totally funky.

Add Pom Poms

Pink cotton candy with a stick… how sweet!

What I Used to Make Them:

Alternative Post Earring Version:

Post Earrings

Cotton candy in my favorite color

I simply glued an earring post to the back of lime green pom-poms to make a pair of cotton candy earrings in my favorite color.

Beachy Dream Catcher

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

DIY Beachy Dream Catcher

The lace of the doily along with the shells and drift wood will hopefully produce good dreams of the summer ahead. This project would be great for after your vacation, picking up items from the beach to make the craft. This could also be a gift for a friend with a beach house.

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Stitch Marker For Knitters

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

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Just the thing to make for your favorite knitter. Using beads or charms that fit their personality can really make these a special gift. Stitch markers are used to mark a place in the knitted piece or help count rows. They are useful tools that are easy to make.

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Ribbon Keychain Bracelet

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Ribbon Keychain Bracelet

This little project is a great idea for any driver in your life. A loop to hold on to or slip over your wrist is one of the easy ways to carry your keys. This could be a great party favor for a Sweet Sixteen party with all of the new drivers in attendance or a even a great project to make for the Dad that has everything.

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Felt Flower Pin

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Felt Flower Pin

Pretty flowers are in bloom everywhere, now you can add them to your wardrobe! It’s easy to make these soft felt flowers and by adding a pin back they can be worn with any outfit. This is a perfect craft for summer camps!  I thought adding a pin back made this flower a cute gift for my grandmother, but they could also be placed on hair clips or headbands, maybe even a bracelet.

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Table Cloth Weights

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Table Cloth Weights

Table Cloth Weights for Summer Cookouts

Just in time for all of those summer picnics, make your own clip on weights that keep the table cloth in place even on the breezy days. A set of 4 make a nice gift for mom on Mother’s Day or for the hostess of the weekend cook out.

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Tassel Necklace

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Tiny Tassel Necklace tutorial at ThinkCrafts.com

A hot trend for fall are tassels. I love necklaces. I feel like I wear more accessories in the fall than the summer. Make these tiny delicate little tassels to add to a simple chain to accessorize any fall outfit.

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Supplies

Wrap String

Slide Jump Ring

To make the tassel start by wrapping the thread around the craft stick 10 to 20 times, the amount of wraps makes the tassel more full. Once the wraps have been made, slide an open jump ring into the   top loop of the wrap. Then remove the tassel from the craft stick. Wrap around the tassel at the jump ring. This secures the jump ring in place.

Tie Knot

Use the needle to tie a knot to complete the tassel.

Snip the end of the tassel

Then, take a pair of scissors and snip the loops at the end of the tassel to open them up.

Fall Tassel Necklace - Tutorial at ThinkCrafts.com

Use the length of chain and in the center attach one of the tassels. Place the remaining tassels equal distance from each other on either side of the center.  Use a lobster clasp to close the necklace.

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