Easy Peasy Friendship Bracelets

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My daughter loves to create anything. She is one crafty little lady! I am always on the hunt for new projects to do with her, and I was pleasantly surprised when my Gramma came over today and whipped a craft project out of her bag.

As a child, my Gramma was the go to gal when you wanted to do something crafty, so it was a lot of fun for me today to see her teaching my kids a new craft. I had to help E – he was a bit to little do it all by himself, but V caught on right away and made three bracelets before I knew what was going on!

These are the cutest bracelets! They would make perfect friendship bracelets, or you could make them longer for an anklet or necklace.

What you Need:

  • Different colors of embroidery thread
  • Safety pin
  • Scissors
  • Sock

The Process:

  • Pick out the colors of embroidery thread that you want to use. You want to use at least three strands, but you can use more depending on how thick you would like to make it. Cut even pieces of all colors – they should be twice as long as what will fit around your wrist.

  • Tie the strings together leaving about an inch at the top. Thread the safety pin through the knot and pin it to your sock.

  • Now the fun part – TWIST! You need to twist your string all the way down to the end. You don’t want it to be too loose or it wont hold together. But keep in mind that the tighter that you twist the thinner your finished product will be. This takes a bit of experimenting to get the perfect twist for what you like :)

  • Once it is fully twisted, you are going to find the center of the string and fold it over. It will automatically twist itself together.

  • Unpin your bracelet, and tie a new knot combining all the ends together.

  • Open the loop in the end and slip the knot through to hold it in place.

  • Your bracelet is all set!

bracelet

  • Repeat and Share :)

 

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  1. 1
    Becca
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    Wow, that is so easy! I used to make friendship bracelets as a kid but my process was way harder LOL
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      Jessie says:

      I know – I used to do the ones that you had to knot each color and it made a twist of knots around the strand. My daughter is having so much fun making them – and they only take about 5 minutes.

  2. 2

    I didn’t use the sock as a means of holding it together (and I can’t quite remember what we did use), but a friend of mine and I made these when I was about 10 years old. That bracelet meant a great deal to me at that time in my life. :)
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      Jessie says:

      I used to pin it to my jeans or a pillow when I was younger — we always did the knotting method, but I found that pinning it to my sock to twist it was super easy. I can remember making these with friends also – and yes, those ones were always super special… I would wear them until the strings were so worn that they would break :)

  3. 3

    This brings back to many memories!! I used tape at one end to hold it in place, a safety pin, genius!

    • 3.1
      Jessie says:

      I always did a safety pin – but I have memories of hooking it to my jeans and pulling so hard when I made the knots (I did them a little bit different) that it would actually RIP whatever it was anchored to. My mom would always get aggravated because it would rip my jeans, pillows and whatever else I would deem a good “holder”. LOL

  4. 4
    Carmen says:

    I like the friendship bracelet you’ve made. Very creative, I think I wanna make it for my kid. He is my best friend too.

  5. 5
    Pamela says:

    Traditional friendship bracelets are made from colored yarn. Although these bracelets can be purchased, they are a lot more special when they are made by you for your friend.

  6. 6
    Lynn says:

    I love making these and have recently started passing it on to my daughters as everything is coming back instyle and hopefully will pass on to their children……..the thicker the line the thicker the bracelet too….

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