DIY Friendship Bracelets. 5 Easy DIY Bracelet Projects!


In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make
five cutest and easiest friendship bracelets ever. Hey guys! You may already know that I love bracelets. I love making them, giving them
and most of all, wearing them. So in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make 5 beautiful
bracelets using string. These are perfect for beginners, super easy and fast to make.
You can make them for yourself or your friends. I’ll show you how!
First, we are making this beautiful colorful rope bracelet. You will need a small piece
of cardboard, any rounded object, a pencil, a button for the closure, 4 colors of embroidery
string and scissors. Start by making a simple bracelet loom. Take your rounded object, I
am using a glass, place it on a piece of cardboard and outline the glass to get a circle. Cut
it out with scissors. Mark the center of the circle and make eight little lines on the
outer edge dividing the circle into eight equal sections. Take the scissors and make
short cuts along the lines. The cuts should be about half an inch long or shorter. Take
your pencil again and push the tip through the center of the circle to get a little hole.
And here we have a bracelet loom, which we can reuse to make bracelets for all of our
friends. Cut four pieces of embroidery string, each
approximately 25 inches long. Fold the strings in half and knot them together like so. We
have 8 strings coming out from the knot, but we need just seven of them. So take one string
and cut it off very close to the knot. Push the loop and the knot through the center of
the cardboard loom like this. Next we need to randomly arrange the strings around the
circle by placing them into the cuts. There must be one string in one cut and since we
have 7 strings and 8 cuts around the loom, one cut will stay free. Hold the loom so that
the empty cut faces towards you. Count one, two, three, take the third string and place
it into the empty cut. Rotate the loom, one, two, three, take the third string and move
it into the free cut. This is all you need to do. Rotate the loom and move the third
string into the empty cut. Well after you get the hang of it, you won’t need to rotate
the loom anymore. Just count three strings left from the empty cut and move the third
string into it. After a while you will notice a lovely rope bracelet on the other side of
your loom. You can make your bracelet as long as you want. I want to wrap it around my wrist
just once, but you can also wrap it two or even three times. Just remember to cut longer
pieces of thread to begin with. When the bracelet is long enough, release all the strings from
the cuts and take it off the loom. Make a little knot to secure your work like this.
For the button closure choose one thread, I like to go for the color that matches my
button, and thread the button on. Slide the button as close to the bracelet knot as you
can and make a few small knots to secure it in place. Trim the excess thread away and
you are all done with this beautiful bracelet. It only takes about 20 minutes to complete
one, which is just awesome. I’m in love with the button closures because they are
super practical and very cute at the same time.
Next we are making this color blocking spiral bracelet. We need embroidery floss, scissors
and a button. I decided to use four colors of thread, you can use more or less different
colors, whatever you prefer. Put all four thread colors together and cut at about 50
inches. Now fold this big string of threads in half and make a knot slightly below the
folded end to get a little loop for the button closure. Finally, it’s time to start knotting!
Out of the eight strings, chose one, and start making normal forward knots around the remaining
seven threads. To make a forward knot take your working string, make a four shape over
the remaining seven strings like so and then simply go under the seven strings and up through
the loop of the number four. Pull the working string so that the knot slides and tightens.
To keep the spiral going smoothly, I like to go under the seven strings with my working
thread when the knots arrive to my right side. Then just continue knotting forward as usual.
After several knots you’ll notice that the knots automatically form this knotted spiral
shape around the bracelet. If you don’t have this cool branch to hang your bracelet
on while knotting, you can totally tape it on a flat surface or pin it on a blanket or
pillow if you like making your bracelets in bed. To switch the working color, simply pick
up another color from the bunch and continue making exactly the same forward knots. My
spiral has now reached the right side, therefore I need to go below the seven strings to the
left side with my working string before I can continue knotting. Time to switch the
color, good bye green and hello blue. Of course you can use any colors you like for the bracelet.
I’m using four different colors here, but if you want you can use two, three or more.
This time we used four thread pieces to begin with. If you would like your bracelet to be
thinner, use only three thread pieces, and if you want it to be thicker, use five. That’s
the beauty of bracelet making. You get to decide the details! When your bracelet is
long enough, make a final knot to secure it. This time I am using a cute flower button
for the closure. Thread the button on one of the strings, make two knots to secure it
and cut the excess thread away. This bracelet is seriously so straightforward and easy.
On top, it will only take you around 20 – 30 minutes to finish it. I love to cozy up in
bed on a cold fall or winter day, turn on some music or a TV and make bracelets at the
same time. Ta-daaaa! The bracelet is all done and look how beautiful it is! Yaaaay!
Now let’s make this lovely fishtail bracelet. We’re gonna need four string colors, scissors,
a button and a needle. Cut 40 inch long thread of each color. Fold the threads in half and
make a knot. I decided to make this bracelet on a pillow. Pin the threads in place using
a needle, by going through the pillow and the loop like so. Separate the threads into
two sets, one of each color on each side. Arrange the threads in a mirror image pattern.
When making a fish tail bracelet all you have to do is take the outside string on the left
and bring it inside to the right. Then take the outside string on the right and bring
it inside to the left. To make the braid nice and tight you’ll have to take the strings
into your hands while braiding. The concept of fishtail braiding a bracelet is the same
as fishtail braiding your hair, so if you are familiar with that, a fishtail bracelet
will be a piece of cake for you. And even if you never did a braid in your life it is
just super simple to learn. So take the outside string on the left and bring it over to the
right. Then take the outside string on the right and bring it over to the left. This
bracelet will take 10 minutes top to complete it and honestly I think it looks so cool!
Finish with a knot to secure the fishtail braid. Take a button, I have this beautiful
yellow flower and thread it onto the chosen string. Slide the button close to the bracelet
end and secure it in place by making two knots. Trim the excess string and voila our fishtail
bracelet is all done. If you want to have a thicker bracelet you can use more than four
pieces of string, if you’d rather have a thinner bracelet go for only three string
pieces. Let’s add even more cuteness to our hands
with this always beautiful striped friendship bracelet. You will need some embroidery thread,
scissors and a button. I’m gonna make the bracelet using three string colors: yellow,
blue and corally red. For the button I’m choosing this red heart. Cut about 80 inches
of each string color. Fold the strings in half and make a knot like so. Finally we are
ready to start knotting. Set the bracelet in place using a piece of tape. Arrange the
strings by color. I have red strings on the left, yellow in the middle and blue strings
on the right. Take the outside string on the left, red in my case, and knot it over all
other five strings on the right until the working string reaches the end on the right
side. Make a forward knot by creating a four shape over the second string, loop the working
string under and back through the opening. Pull the working string to tighten the knot.
Move on to the yellow and finally blue strings. Make two forward knots by making a four shape,
loop the red working string under and back through the opening. Pull the string to tighten.
Make sure to always knot twice! And our first row is complete. Let’s continue with the
second row! Take the outside string on the left, which is red again and make two forward
knots over the yellow string next to it. Then continue knotting over the remaining four
strings until the working string reaches the right side. It is super important that you
always make two forward knots over each string. And repeat: take the left string, which is
now yellow and knot twice over all the other strings. You just need to keep making these
forward knots and adding rows by rows to your bracelet until it’s long enough to fit your
wrist. I already made heart and chevron friendship bracelet tutorials, which you can find on
my channel. This diagonal striped bracelet is the easiest and perfect if you are a beginner
in bracelet making. Similarly as with other bracelets in this tutorial, using more pieces
of string will give you a wider bracelet. So if you are using four strings at the beginning,
you get eight when you fold them and the bracelet will be for the width of two knots wider than
this one. Let’s see the forward knot slowly once again. Take the outside string on the
left and make a forward knot by creating a four shape over the second string. Lead the
tip of the working string under the second string and back through the opening. Pull
the working string to tighten the knot. Make one more knot before moving to the next string.
This bracelet takes a bit more time than other bracelets in this tutorial, but I think it
is absolutely worth spending an hour for something as beautiful as this. Continue knotting until
your bracelet is long enough to wrap your wrist. When you reach that length, make a
final knot to secure your work. Take a button, thread it on the chosen string and make two
knots as close to the bracelet end as possible. Cut off the excess thread and there you go,
the bracelet is finished! Wear this classic friendship bracelet on it’s
own or combine it with other jewelry pieces. It’s so sleek and simple but ads a nice pop
of color to any look. The last bracelet we are making today is this
lovely floss wrapped chain bracelet. We will need a chain, a clasp, embroidery thread,
needle, scissors and two pliers. First we need to shorten the chain so it fits
our wrist perfectly. Note that you need to leave some space for the clasp. So I’m taking
an inch less than the size of my wrist. To split the chain into two pieces simply open
the chain loop. For a thick chain as mine you will need some strong pliers. So thanks
dad, these work perfectly! Next we need to add the clasp. Open the little ring on one
side of the clasp and attach it to one end of the chain. Do the same with the other clasp
ring and attach it to the other chain end. Try the bracelet on to see if it looks good.
I am happy with mine so I can proceed to the string part. We will need quite a long piece
of thread to dress up the chain along the entire side of the bracelet. It depends on
how thick you want to wrap it but I used about 130 inches of thread for this bracelet. Knot
one thread end to a big needle. The other thread end needs to be tied on a chain end.
Make two knots to be really sure the thread won’t untie, because that would be frustrating.
Start wrapping the thread around the chain by leading the needle trough the chain loop
down and then up again like so. As you can see we are wrapping the thread only along
one side of the chain, while the other side stays golden. You can switch up the color
of your thread to your favorite color or a color that matches some particular outfit.
I love how a coral color looks paired with gold. If you run out of thread in the middle
of the bracelet, just knot a new thread piece to it and continue. This way you can also
switch the thread colors along the chain and you’ll end up with a cool color blocking bracelet.
When you reach the end, make a couple of knots to secure your work. Cut away the excess thread
and you’re ready to rock this gorgeous chain threaded bracelet. Even with bracelets made
entirely from thread I like to stack on some metal jewelry pieces. So this bracelet is
perfect because it has both by default. Two in one ya know.
Friendship bracelets are meant to be handed to your friends as a token of love and connection.
But I don’t blame you if you make bracelets just to rock them yourself. I do it all the
time! And these were my five easy friendship bracelets.
I hope the tutorial was helpful and you’ll try to make them too. If you do so, don’t
forget to share your pictures with me on twitter, facebook and instagram. I love you, sending
you big hugs and bunch of kisses. Bye!

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