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My daughter, Maggie, celebrated her 11th birthday in July. We’ve been so busy with summer vacation that we weren’t able to have a traditional birthday party for her. Maggie is an old soul. She’s always had her own unique fashion sense, kind of a mix between Punky Brewster and a flower child. She also loves all things crafty. Lately, she’s been obsessed with old school friendship bracelets. She will typically have around five on her ankle and a few on her wrists at any given time. We love the craft thread from DMC and all of the many varieties it comes in! It helped inspire a party in honor of Friendship Day (July 30th) and to celebrate my baby girl. Welcome to Friendship Fest, where we spent the day braiding, crafting and eating!
With friendship and crafting as our theme, Friendship Fest started to come together! We knew we wanted bright and boho chic decor. Fortunately, I found this cute teepee on Esty and knew it would be a perfect addition.
Maggie and Brooke, her big sis, have been besties since birth. They get asked all the time if they’re twins even though they’re two years apart. They like to play dolls together, stay up late chatting way too often and (my favorite) walk around hand in hand, giggling away. I love that my girls love each other and I love that Maggie wanted to spend her Friendship Fest with her sister.
To brighten up our teepee, we made these sweet tassels with our craft thread. They were really simple to make and added such a fun flair to the entrance to our teepee!
We even made paper tassels to hang in the background to compliment our craft thread tassels!
Maggie’s braiding method of choice is safety pinning her bracelet to her jeans.
Cut your thread to your desired length and however many pieces you’ll need for the braid you’ll be doing and tie a knot to begin.
Safety pinning to your jeans helps to keep the braid taut and give easy access for your hands to braid away.
Brooke thought it would be fun to use one of the colors from the Divas pack to make a cute headband.
Two bracelets made from the Neon Neon Neon pack.
Our next craft project was string art. I’ve seen this type of art so many places these days and was so excited to find out how easy it is to do!
Find an image of what you’d like the string art to be and tape to your wood board (I found these plaques at Michael’s for super cheap) and start hammering!
Once you’ve hammered your design in, rip the paper away, knot your string around one of your nails and then use the string to mark out your design. Then end with another knot around one of the nails.
The Tie-Dye pack was perfect for this art!!
We ended our Friendship Fest with some groovy chocolate fondue! You can’t go wrong with dipping yummy treats in melted chocolate!
The marshmallows were a fav!
Brooke was in chocolate heaven!! The rest of family was happy to help eat the leftovers. 🙂
All in all, these two besties had a great Friendship Fest and can’t wait to make more bracelets and crafts with our DMC craft thread!!
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