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    Friendship Bracelets {Craft Camp}

    Posted by  ·  June 15, 2011

    I am excited to be offering 30 days of fun crafts to keep kids active and entertained this summer! You won’t want to miss a day of these fun crafts for kids from some amazing bloggers! Please be sure to pay them a visit!


    Hi I am Beckie from Infarrantly Creative and Knock Off Décor and I am back here on STML showing you how to make woven friendship bracelets  As I was thinking about what project to do for this series I tried to remember what my most favorite craft was when I was a girl.  It was by far bracelet making!  I have noticed they are making their way back on children’s wrists lately.

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    How to make friendship bracelets

    These are different than the macramé knot tying bracelets. These are all done by finger weaving loops.  Depending on which loops you use you get a different pattern.  The first bracelet it a flat 7 strand braid (which I will demonstrate), the second bracelet is a 4 sided cubed braid.  Both are cute and your little girls will love to make these.

    Supplies:

    Embroidery Floss

    Scissors

    Pins

    Nimble fingers

    1.  Cut 7 strands of embroidery floss about 24” long.  Take both ends and tie it in a knot.woven friendship bracelets (8)

    2.  Pin the knot to a pant leg or pillow.  Separate the stranded loops and put them on your fingers (4 strands on one hand and 3 on the other).

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    3. You will always be working with the hand that has only three strands on it. In the picture above it will be my right hand.  Your pinky does all the work.

    Depending on how you want your bracelet to look you will loop your pinky under that strand and pull the end loop (#7 and #8) through them all.

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    4.  For the flat braid you loop your pinky through the 2, 3, 6, and 7.

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    5. Then grab that last loop with your pinky (letting go with the pointer finger) and pulling it through the rest of the strands and tighten.  Now you have 4 loops on your opposite hand.

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    6. Shift the loops on your hand with 3 loops on them towards your pointer so that pinky is free again.

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    7. Keep finger weaving back and forth with your pinky until it is complete.  Unloop all of your fingers and tie an overhand knot in the end.

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    Your girls will be kept busy making embroidery floss bracelets all summer.  I used to have a bracelet making stand and sold them on my street corner for $.25.  Since inflation I am sure they could get $1.00 for them.  {giggle}


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    1. Sunday, January 19th, 2014
      It was in the Victorian duration that charms grew out of their conventional picture of spiritual and superstitious items. Queen Victoria of England began using charm bracelets as a style accessory and started a fad that has continued via the ages.
    2. Maya
      Friday, May 31st, 2013
      Rubbish didn't work tried lots
    3. Lori
      Saturday, December 15th, 2012
      Would it be too much trouble to ask for you just to make a video on how to make the 7 strand flat braid? Please???
    4. Friday, April 27th, 2012
      REZA
    5. Thursday, March 29th, 2012
      I am only 13 (cough cough) and a professional. I sell my bracelets online on my website www.stringthingsusa.weebly.com and on the end of my driveway every weekend this weekend (if i sell all my bracelets) i will make $150. I am not pricey though, the bracelets you demonstrated sell for $3. Some may thinks its a lot but you have to factor in time, price to get new supplies, etc.
    6. ML
      Monday, October 24th, 2011
      I have no idea how you get from step 4 to step 5. There needs to be some better direction here, or a video or something. I have to go find another tutorial similar to this because I don't want to waste this string. I can't do anything past step 3. Fix it please?
    7. portern
      Monday, August 22nd, 2011
      Incredibly simple. I sure thought it would be a lot harder. I can't wait to teach this to my daughter. Your directions were excellent. So - how do you do the square one?
    8. Thursday, August 11th, 2011
      this is the most intense friendship bread I've ever seen--I love it! Oh to be a tween again and make dozens of these on long car trips...
    9. Monday, July 18th, 2011
      This is great idea :) Im trying this one fr sure
    10. tok-star
      Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
      It's beautiful without all the complex process. Definitely something to try. Kudos for posting this guideˇ^^/ˇ
    11. Heather
      Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
      These are so cute! OK, which fingers do you use to get the square braid? I kept looking at the directions, thinking I was missing it! : ) Am I just blind? In any case, these are adorable and I love the idea of weaving it, rather than doing all those knots--that's where I lose my daughter! : )
    12. Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
      Thanks ~ so much fun and good pic on the creating process ~ ^_^
      Carol (artmusedog)
    13. Suzanne
      Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
      This brought back so many memories of embroidery floss safety pinned to my jeans. Thanks !
    14. Help!
      Sunday, June 19th, 2011
      Soooooooooooooooooooo confused!!!!!!
    15. Amy
      Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
      Bless your heart! I used to make these when I was a kid and I'd totally forgotten how!! Now I have the instructions so I can teach my daughters. Thank you!!!!
    16. Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
      superbe bravo bises
      http://ar.h.creation.over-blog.com/article-envie-de-gagner-une-de-nos-creations-originales-76592946.html
    17. Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
      Ha- I hadn't thought of that style of bracelet since camp in elementary school! I can even remember one of the girls who taught it to me. Her name was charity and I thought it was the prettiest name ever.
    18. Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
      love this. Gonna try it with my kids! Thanks for the tutorial!
    19. annamgarza
      Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
      Fantastic!! I am putting crafts together for all my grandaughters and this is one more to add to them. They really are going to love this one. Now I need to pick up floss in their favorite colors. I need to hurry because some of them are getting mailed out.
    20. Martha
      Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
      Tell me you're going to show this on youtube so I can actually see how it's done. I'd love to try.
    21. Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
      So cool. I may have to try it
    22. Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
      wow, I've made alot of bracelets but never one like that. I may have to try it and see if my GS girls can do it.
    23. Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
      I adore friendship bracelets, when I was little we used to make them at school for each other. I love how there can be different patters, widths and colors. Now, it is even fashionable, so one cannot go wrong by wearing these bracelets. Love the explanations on how to do it.
    24. Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
      I loved making these as a child. I was just thinking that I needed to reteach myself so that I could teach my son :) Thanks for sharing!