Wednesday, January 26, 2011

DIY Friendship bracelets - Wanna be friends?

I think the last time I made a friendship bracelet I was maybe 10 years old and it was summer camp! I remember one night I woke up in the middle of the night and heard this loud clanging sound.  I started to sweat.  Who could be? The axe murderer in the woods?  No it was my bed clanging against my neighbors bunk.  :) Since I have art mail due- and a lot of it! I thought I would make some ever so gorgeous friendship bracelets.

 Supplies:
1.  Embroidery Thread
2.  Safety Pin or Tape
3.  Scissors
4.  Your hands :)
Step 1- Cut your thread- and depends on how long you want your friendship bracelet to be.  The longer the better.  You will also want 2 threads of each color.   If you are like me, you will need to untangle thread.
Step 2.  Lay out. what order you want the colors. Example Red Yellow Blue then Blue Yellow Red.
 Step 3 Tie a knot.
Step 4.  Lay out the colors again like step two.
 Step 5.  From Right to Left.  Make a number 4 and go under Red under Yellow then Red under Blue then Stop then From Left an opposite 4 Red to Yellow, Red to Blue and then Red to Red.  :)  Keep repeating until you are at desired length of bracelet.  This is for a chevron type pattern.
Step 6.  Tie a little braid at the end to help with tieing when friend desires to wear it.
 Step 7.  Give to friend then guess what? You have a friend for life.
 Here is another one I made :)

12 comments:

Michelle Brunner said...

Love friendship bracelets! I remember making these back in the day...I was never that good at them though, I could only do the braid ones not the fancy ones!

Mandy Crandell said...

I'll have to do this! I have so much embroidery thread.

abigail said...

I just had a flashback to 5th grade. Why did I ever stop making these?
so great.

jen said...

oh, my ! I remember sitting in class in jr. high with strands of embroidery floss pinned to my pantleg...tying knot after knot after knot!! i had forgotten how to make them, though. what a great way to relieve stress!!

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

Yours turned out great! You make them look so easy.

Noodles and Waffles said...

These turned out great!

I used to love making these.

the southern hostess said...

Adorable! I love it.

Mo Pie, Please said...

So cute! I haven't maid one in ages!

Annie said...

omg, my niece is turning 5 and I will have to make her a fewof these!!

teacup adventure said...

I worked at a camp over the summer, and both my wrists were covered with friendship bracelets! Everyone always had string tied to their water bottles to work on bracelets during down time. I worked in arts and crafts so I had the highly coveted access to embroidery floss, and people were always trying to cut deals with me to get them string! Oh, the scary underworld of summer camps :)

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

so pretty! love your sketched envelopes too :)

Tracey said...

Oh so pretty - I'm going to have to make one and relive my childhood / teenage memories of these! :)