Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up next week (the first week of May). Get creative with these ideas from some of the most talented bloggers during my Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas series! All April we will be featuring great ideas. I can’t wait to see what they share. You will be totally prepared with ideas to thank your teachers! Fresh Flowers are always appreciated, this Rose Bud Teacher Gift is the perfect way to give this gift. Give the most heartfelt gift any teacher would cherish, these free teacher appreciation notes give your child the chance to say thank you in their own words!
Hellllooo Skip to My Lou readers! I am so excited to be here today as part of Cindy’s Teacher Appreciation series!
My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. I love sharing all sorts of projects, but especially vintage style things for the home, easy diy jewelry, and embroidery hoop art!
Today I’m sharing this pretty Pencil Sharpener Charm Bracelet – it’s a cute gift with a hint of fun! I love the little retro pencil sharpener charm – it’s perfect as a teacher gift without being too over the top you know?
It’s a super easy bracelet to make too – these stretch bracelets take just a few minutes to make up and you can easily switch up colors, beads and charms!
How to Make a Pencil Sharpener Charm Bracelet
Ready to get started? Here’s your Materials List:
- 15″ of beads – mix or match your colors or sizes
- 3 Jump rings – these should be just a little smaller than your largest beads
- 3 charms – you can mix up these too!
- Stretch Cording
- Fabric Scrap
- Jewelry Glue (optional)
Usually charms come with a little ring at the top. Add each of these rings to a large jump ring.
Lay out your beads and decide what order you’d like them in for each bracelet. Try to keep your larger beads in the center of your bracelet and the smaller beads out towards the sides.
Cut a 10″ length of stretch cording. Feed your largest bead onto the cording and the jump ring for your largest charm. Add another large bead to the cording. Add a smaller charm on each side of the beads, and a bead on each side of those smaller charms.
Continue adding beads to the bracelet until it is just over 7″ long. (Adjust if you need to make your bracelet larger or smaller).
Bring the ends of the cording together and tie a knot in it. Pull the cording up so that the beads all touch, but the cording isn’t stretched.
You can add a little dot of jewelry glue to secure the knot if you want.
Repeat for a second bracelet, using similar color beads.
Line up the knots in the bracelets and tie a small scrap of fabric around the back of the bracelet. Knot the fabric and cut the ends in a cute triangle.
Now you have a cute bracelet set that makes a perfect gift!
I’d love to see a photo if you make one up!
I’d love for you to come visit me at Flamingo Toes – here are some of my favorite projects! And they are great Teacher gift ideas too!
No Sew US Map Hoop Art
Hello Embroidered Necklace
Kate Spade Knockoff Tote
Thanks so much for having me Cindy!
Stop by Flamingo Toes today for more crafty inspiration and to enter the Show your Appreciation giveaway today (you get a new entry each time your visit our guest blogger)! We are giving $1,500 in prizes! You won’t want to miss this!