Meg: DIY Friendship Bracelets

My best friend’s birthday was last week, and I decided to make part of her gift this year. I wanted to make her something she could enjoy every day, so I took a trip to the craft store and bought some supplies.

What you’ll need:

Embroidery Floss (any color)

Clasp Hardware

Circular Beads (optional, you can use any beads you’d like!)

STEPS

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  1. Supplies: Pair two arm’s lengths of thread and fold in half, leaving one side looped.
  2. Put loop through the bead, and secure.
  3. Repeat on the opposite side of the bead (add a second set of strings like me if you’d like!).
  4. Begin with one group of strings. Leaving two strings in the middle, and one on each side, begin your knotting.

I made an embarrassing demo video so you’ll know what to do…

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5. Weave each set of strings, until they’re all done. Wrap the bracelet around your wrist to know how far to weave

6. Tie a knot at the end of the weavings (both sides).

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7. Leave a couple of strings past the knot, and trim the rest.

8. This is what it’ll look like pre-hardware!

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Photo411. Give to your BFF so she can enjoy it!

Hope she loves her new bracelets!

-Meg

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9 Comments

  1. Alexandria @ Brain, Body, Because on July 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Adorable! Totally takes me back to my childhood.

    I also really like the site PS – I Made This for easy craft tutorials.

  2. Haley on July 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Yay! Crafting and fashion! (((:

  3. Lilibet on July 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    This made my day! 🙂
    Thanks for posting and including the step-by-step pics!

  4. Kerry on July 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Love it! I’ll be expecting one for my birthday…in purple of course!

  5. Jessica on July 11, 2012 at 10:34 am

    That video is not embarrassing! It’s awesome! I’ve been thinking about doing a how-to video on my blog and this is encouraging! These are super cute bracelets too 🙂

  6. Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep on July 11, 2012 at 10:35 am

    This came at a perfect time. We were in Walmart the other night and I bought a string kit with a bunch of different colors – Just out of pure nostalgia for these bracelets! Now I have a grownup way to make them =P Thanks!

  7. Caitlin @ ArtemisPrime on July 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    This is so cute! I remember when friendship bracelets were all the rage, I love that you brought it back into adulthood!!

  8. Kristen on July 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Most of my bracelets are really dressy and I only wear them on special occasions. I love that these are pretty, yet casual. I could wear them any day!

  9. Laura on July 13, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I grew up making braclets out of the colored floss at swim meets, long car rides, ect. -they were so much fun!

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