DIY Teal Pumpkin & Food Allergy Awareness Jewelry

This past weekend we attended the FARE walk for food allergy locally and I wanted to wear some fun jewelry that symbolized what the event was all about – food allergies.  Teal is the color of food allergy awareness, so I decided to make these simple teal barrettes and necklaces for my daughter and I.  

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And I also made a set of barrettes with pumpkins too!

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These all can be made for under $5 (depending on if you have the paint at home, but this project uses less than $1 of paint.) They great to wear to food allergy walks, and around town to spread awareness.  

The supplies you’ll need to make these are:
-Spray paint (shown is Rust-Oluem Seaside)
-Barrettes (I picked these up at Michael’s)
-Teal Glitter – had to pick up a multi-pack to get the color I was going for (from Michael’s)
-Pink Awareness Ribbons – since they don’t have teal ones in the store (yet!) (from Michael’s)
-Jewelry Glue
-String for necklace (not shown)
-Teal Beads (not shown) – we just used pony beads because I wanted to be able to make the necklace with my daughter helping, these are easy for her to handle (from Michael’s)
– Optional: Pumpkin Wooden Beads – I couldn’t find any singly so purchased a little kids craft kit for Thanksgiving and used them.  (from Michael’s)

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Here is a closer look at the ribbons, these are actually marketed as craft buttons, but can be used in jewelry too.

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And the pumpkin beads from the multi-pack:

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The first step is to set up your work surface for spray painting the beads and barrettes.  I usually do this outback on the lawn, we all know how smelly that stuff can get!

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While the paint is drying sprinkle on some of the glitter.  This really adds to the jewelry – of course you can skip if you think it’s too messy!

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And here they are all glittered!

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After the needs and ribbons have dried, the last step is adhere them to the barrettes using the jewelry glue.  Here is my daughter modeling them…. how adorable are these?!

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And if you want to make a necklace just string the beads right on and place the ribbon button in the middle.  I actually tied the ribbon button one, as using the one on the back made it hang poorly.  Tying on seemed to do the trick!

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I really loved how the barrette and necklace set came out… we’ll be wearing these for many years, to events, parties, and at Halloween!

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Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a great non-food treat you can hand out this Halloween that is easy to make and also helps to spread food allergy awareness!BBKSignatureSmall

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    What a great idea! My girls would love those. I will have to try it out!

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