I’m so happy to be a part of a Back to School Blog Hop posted by the lovely ladies at Elizabeth Jone Designs! Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a ton of wonderful DIY back to school ideas from everyone.

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. 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!

Jitter Glitter Necklace Back to School Gift and Free Printable Poem

How to Make a Jitter Glitter Back to School Necklace Gift Set

Supplies:

  • two small vials with corks (I found mine at Michaels)
  • glitter
  • nylon string
  • 2 pieces of 8 1/2 x 11″ cardstock (plain or patterned on one side)

Directions:

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.

Jitter Glitter Necklace Back to School Gift and Free Printable Poem

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.

Jitter Glitter Necklace Back to School Gift and Free Printable Poem

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.

Jitter Glitter Necklace Back to School Gift and Free Printable Poem

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.

Jitter Glitter Necklace Back to School Gift and Free Printable Poem

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!

Jitter Glitter Necklace Back to School Gift and Free Printable Poem

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.

Jitter Glitter Necklace Back to School Gift and Free Printable Poem

Give your excited child their necklaces on the morning of the first day of school and keep one for yourself too!

Jitter Glitter Necklace Back to School Gift and Free Printable Poem

I’m happy to be a part of this fantastic Back to School Blog Hop today with these talented bloggers:

Back to School DIY Blog Hop - Tons of great back to school tutorials!

Image Map

1. Elizabeth Joan Designs 2. Making It In The Mountains 3. Stripes and Polka Dots
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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