diy friendship bracelet
posted: June 6, 2014
We love that friendship bracelets are back in style, and that no matter what your age there is one that will work on your arm. They’re nostalgic, and remind us of when we had that one handmade bracelet (from elementary school or summer camp, perhaps?) that we never dreamed of taking off. This actually goes back to the tradition of friendship bracelets, wherein as you tied one to a friend’s wrist and they would make a wish; when it fell off that wish would come true. Yet they’re also modern, and by weaving in more luxurious materials can blend seamlessly with your favourite timepiece or bangles.
This is a super easy and cute DIY friendship bracelet, perfect for the summer and festival season—such as Wanderlust! Feel free to get creative with it, try mixing colours, solid colours, different sizes, and adding beads.
You will need:
A large Bead
Step 1: Cut 10 to 15 pieces of embroidery thread the length of both your arms when extended.
Step 2: Collect all the strands together and line up the ends. Tie the ends into a knot and tape to the table. (Hint: painter’s masking tape will keep it in place without stripping any stain from your table.)
Step 3: Hold all the strands together in your fingers are start twisting them in one direction. Continue to twist in the same direction the full length of the strands.
Step 4: Once you have reached the end, place your finger half way down the length of the strands and fold in half.
Step 5: The strands will automatically twist together.
Step 6: Fold in half once more, and twist the two separate twists together.
Step 7: Undo the first knot that you tied in step 2, and cut off any excess ends. Tie the loose ends all together into one large knot.
Step 8: Slide a large bead onto the folded end to create a loop.
Step 9: You can now slide the knot into the loop.
Voilà! Place securely on the arm of someone you love.
Treasures & Travels is a blog by three girls from Vancouver; Tegan, Lindsay, and Bethany. They blog about things that they love from DIY projects, recipes and style, to the small details of their lives. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram for their latest crafty endeavors.