DIY Lunchbox Charms

3 Materials
$10
30 Minutes
Easy
With the transition to a new school year, there is definitely a new routine that we all must adjust to: new school bus, new teachers, new schedule, etc. That’s a lot of change for a six-year-old! While I can’t stay by my daughter’s side all day during this transition, I love that I can send her to school with something special that will surely put a smile on her face. This lunchbox charm is guaranteed to inspire a smile on her face when she takes out her lunchbox during the day.
Ready to make these lunchbox charms for yourself? Here are the supplies you’ll need for this project:
  • yarn
  • beading wire
  • various beads
  • pair of scissors
*TIP: Choose beads & yarn in a color that is complementary to your lunchbox. I found this blue lunchbox at Walmart and fell in love with it, so I picked up yarn & beads from Walmart in the same color family.
To make the pom pom, start by wrapping the yarn around a few fingers at least 15 times.


See all the loops of yarn on both sides of the bow? We will be using a pair of scissors to cut the yarn loops in the center. Voila! We have a little yarn pom pom. Create a little hook out of the beading wire and use that to attach the wire to the center of the pom pom.
Add some beads and hang from the lunch box! Cut the beading wire to about 9 inches. Thread the decorative beads onto the wire. I tried to create a pattern with the beads I had to make the design aesthetically pleasing.
My daughter loves this! For more details, please visit the blog post below.
Suggested materials:
  • Beads   (walmart)
  • Wire   (walmart)
  • Yarn   (walmart)
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • William William on Oct 26, 2017
    Very cool and creative. It's one of a kind. She'll definitely make a lot friends wanting you to make some for them. Get ready for orders

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