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Dishes ‘n’ DIYs: 3 Pink DIYs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UFL chapter.

October is a commemoration for events like Halloween and fall, but October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, with more than 1.7 million new cases diagnosed in 2012. Breast cancer is something society should be mindful of, and a great way to spread the word is by wearing and incorporating pink throughout the month. With that being said, here are 3 DIYs to show your support for the tatas!

1.) Sassy pink ribbon pumpkin

What you’ll need:

  • Pumpkin
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brushes

How to make it:

  1. Pick out your favorite pumpkins. All shapes and sizes are welcome! 
  2. Paint the pumpkin with a base color. I picked pink and white to add variety to the pumpkins. 
  3. Add designs and sayings, such as “hope” or the pink ribbon with a thinner brush. 

Now, you have a cute little Breast Cancer Awareness Month pumpkin to spice up your room!

2.) Frilly tulle hair bow

What you’ll need:

  • Pink tulle
  • Hair tie or clip
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Glue gun

How to make it:

1. Cut a piece of tulle to about 25 inches long and 8 inches wide. 2. Fold the piece of tulle in half so that the tulle is now 4 inches thick.

3. Begin to fold the tulle over itself, making layers of tulle in a small pile. 4. Use the needle and thread to run a stitch down the middle of the tulle.

5. Pull the stitch tight, and make a knot. 6. Glue the bow onto a hair tie or clip to be able to wear it in your hair. 

This DIY works great to show your spirit throughout the month!

3.) Breast cancer survivor gift basket

What you’ll need:

  • Pink knick knacks and breast cancer awareness items
  • Basket
  • Pink tulle

How to make it:

1. Place a layer of pink tulle in the bottom of the basket.

2. Gently arrange pink items in the basket. Some examples are agendas, candy, breast cancer awareness apparel or the pumpkin from the previous DIYs. 3. Once you have filled the basket, take another large piece of tulle and place it underneath the basket. 4. Wrap the pink tulle up and around the basket, and secure the tulle with a bow. 5. Give this to a loved one who has gone through breast cancer, or visit your local hospital and give a cancer patient the basket to show your support for those battling breast cancer!

The ways that you can show your support for breast cancer are endless. Such a hardship affecting millions in the world deserves a support system to drive and motivate patients to not lose optimism and for researchers to find a cure. Go out there and demonstrate your support for saving the tatas!

Stephanie is a freshman studying Biology with minors in Spanish and Chemistry. This is her first year working with Her Campus UFL, but she has blogging experience while interning for TheSmartGirlsGroup.com. She is also State President of Florida HOSA: Future Health Professionals. On her spare time, Steph loves to read, watch OITNB, travel, play with her dogs, and eat Karma Cream with her friends. You can often find her on Netflix at Library West, procrastinating studying, or eating some Krishna lunch while laying on the field. Most of all, this girl is frugal, creative, and determined, so you can only imagine the wild DIYs she has coming your way!