This DIY Jitter Glitter Necklace set is a fun and simple first day of school gift idea for any little one heading off for the first time!
As you probably know, Little C is headed to Kindergarten in less than a month. I've been going through all sorts of emotions as I process this big step in my little girl's (and my) life. I wanted to make a small but special gift for her first day of school - something that would make her feel special and know how much she's loved. I came up with the idea of a "jitter glitter" back to school necklace set after I saw this bracelet set and this first day of school note on Pinterest. I combined the two ideas, re-wrote my own poem, and created a fun little gift for my girlie.
How to Make a Jitter Glitter Back to School Necklace Gift Set
- two small vials with corks (I found mine at Michaels)
- nylon string
- 2 pieces of 8 ½ x 11" cardstock (plain or patterned on one side)
Cut two small piece of string that's long enough to wrap and knot around the neck of a vial, and two others that are large enough to tie and fit over your head and your child's head.
Fill both of the vials with glitter (do it over a garbage can!), and then tie the small piece of string around both of the necks of the vials. Do it loosely at first.
Tie the ends of one of the longer strings together in a nice, tight knot and then pull it through the string tied on the vial as shown above.
Tighten the string around the neck of the vial, and then bring one looped end of the large string through the other looped end and pull upwards as shown above.
Repeat for the second necklace.
Then, print on the graphic below to print off the Jitter Glitter Necklace poem and print it on the plain side of your cardstock paper.
The poem reads:
Here are two necklaces
One's big and one's small
For your first day of school
That is coming this Fall
They're full of fairy dust
That sparkles and glitters
To help you feel calm
And get rid of your jitters
I'll wear one necklace
And I'll think of you
The other one's yours
So you'll think of me too
Wear it to school
While you learn and you play
To remember your mommy
While you're away
Happy first day of school!
Fold the card in half with the poem on the outside, and then cut two small slits in the top right hand inside of the card. Slip the necklaces through the slits as shown to display them.
Give your excited child their necklaces on the morning of the first day of school and keep one for yourself too!
I'm happy to be a part of this fantastic Back to School Blog Hop today with these talented bloggers:
4. For My Love Of 5. Home. Made. Interest. 6. Restless Arrow
7. Little Red Brick House 8. Little House Of Four 9. Cuddles and Chaos
10. Our House Now A Home 11. Kent Heartstrings 12. The DIY Mommy
13. Curly Crafty Mom 14. Houseologie 15. Canary Street Crafts
Make sure to visit each project and check out all of these wonderful DIY back to school ideas!
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Sarah @ Little Red Brick House
So, so cute! That poem is just darling! Such a sweet idea. 🙂
Thanks so much, Sarah!
Amy | Canary Street Crafts
Oh my gosh, this is so cute! Wish I had a girl mixed in with all my boys. Maybe if I fill the bottle with dirt instead of glitter I can talk one or two of them into putting it in their backpack 🙂
Hahahaha, I love it! A dirt necklace! 🙂
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Aw, this is so sweet. I know she is going to love having her necklace on her first day of school.
This is so sweet. My daughter is off to first grade, I am much better with her going to school now. The first day last year I held it together. But I was hurting on the inside. It is such an emotional roller coaster. I love this idea, so great!
Thanks, Emily! It sure is an emotional roller coaster - I hope I can keep it together the first day. 😉
This about made me cry! I love it! My 4 yr old is starting all day PreK on Monday and I am a mess but trying to hide it from her!
Awwwwww. I feel the same way! It's such an exciting time.
These are absolutely adorable! Love the poem!
Thanks a bunch, Emily!
So sweet! My littlest is starting preschool in September and she would love something like this.
Thanks, Jen! Preschool is so fun - such a cute age!
Katie @ Little House of Four
This is so cute! My daughter would LOVE something like this for her first day of school. Love the poem, too!
Thanks so much, Katie!
What a big milestone! I still have 3 more years until my first goes to kindergarten and I already hate the idea of my little girl growing up! I love this cute idea! I think it holds a lot of meaning for both mother and child. Thanks for sharing!
It sure is a big deal! We're both a mixture of excited and nervous. Thanks for stopping by!
This is SO incredibly sweet! As a teacher, I know how hard back to school can be for kids (and parents too!). SUCH a sweet idea for Mommy and child!
Thanks, Kristi! It is a hard time, but we're both really excited too. 🙂
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
This post almost made me cry, because my little girl is going to full day (gulp) Kindergarten in one week and I am going to miss our little afternoons together dearly. This is such a cute idea, I wonder if I could get this together in the next week for her, she would just LOVE it. Thanks for sharing!
Awwwww! I feel the same way about my daughter going. It's pretty easy to do these little necklaces, so I'm sure you'd be able to get them ready for next week!
This is so sweet! My little girl is heading off to big school this year, she would love this!
Thanks, Virginia! This is my first baby heading to school, so I'm rather melancholy about the whole thing!
Corinna - For My Love Of
My little boy will probably need something like this. The poem is beautiful. And he loves glitter. This is perfect for us!
Thanks, Corinna! Glitter is awesome! 😉