A Fun Summer Necklace with Design, Dining + Diapers.

I’m so excited to have Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers here today to share a fun little project of hers! Taryn is one of my favorite bloggers out there and all of her projects are so creative and inspiring. You can always guaranteed something good when you visit her blog so if you have some time, stop on by and say hi!

Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be visiting Bullfrog and Bulldogs today! Amanda is a great bloggy friend and I’m honored to be sharing a craft with all of you.

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers! I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, 15 month old baby girl and our spunky Golden Retriever. When I’m not busy being a mom you can find me blogging about DIY home decor, crafts, sewing projects, and allergy friendly foods!

Today, I’m sharing with you a simple yet sophisticated necklace I made for a crafting contest I was a part of! The challenge was to create something using beads and I came up with this fun summer necklace.

Fabric Flower and Beaded Necklace

I used to make a lot of beaded jewelry when I was in high school but it hasn’t been something that I’ve worked with in recent years. While brainstorming for this challenge I remembered that I used to have a HUGE bead collection and since my mom doesn’t throw anything out I had a feeling that my collection may still be at my parent’s house. Oh you better believe that whole thing was still there in the same bin! Bingo! Naturally, a lot of the beads weren’t really my style anymore… thankfully. I mean, I’m glad my style has changed a bit since I was 15. But I did find a lot of goodies in there and I just added a ton of beads to my craft supply for free (love finding old things!).

Fabric Flower and Beaded Necklace

I was originally planning to do a home decor project using beads, but I wanted to keep costs down to a minimum so I forced myself to use the beads from the bin (Like I said, I love a challenge and love being frugal). I found this beautiful piece of fabric that was left over from Baby E’s nursery and found some beads in the bin that complemented the vibrant accent colors. Who doesn’t love some tangerine tango this year? But like all of my projects, they tend to evolve through the creative process and I ended up using more cool colors for this project.

Fabric Flower and Beaded Necklace

I was searching for inspiration for fabric flowers and saw these from Little Miss Momma. Loved them. I used the fabric to make the three flowers and then paired it with ocean blue and gray beads. I love how it turned out and the bright colors are perfect for the summer months ahead. Can’t wait!

Fabric Flower and Beaded NecklaceFabric Flower and Beaded Necklace

So there ya go, a simple project to add to your summer wardrobe! And if you use multicolored fabric it will go with a ton of different outfits :)

Here are a few other projects you can find on my blog:

To see more of my projects you can visit me on my blog, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest! Please come by and say hi, I love meeting new friends and I would love to see what you’ve been working on too!

A huge thank you to Amanda for having me here today!

feature friday – perfectly imperfect

I must have serious home renovation on the brain cause I can’t stop looking for the best DIY blogs out there. All I have to say about this weeks featured blog is I LOVE HER STYLE.  I could spend all day perusing through Perfectly Imperfect. Whether it’s looking over the before and after photos or getting some great ideas for furniture makeovers, I’m getting excited about all the possibilities for my own home.

Perfectly Imperfect is charming, bright and makes me want to run straight to the craft store!