DIYs to Try: Friendship Bracelets

When I was a kid, I would sit and make friendship bracelets for hours. Now as an adult, I miss those hours of creating and matching colors and stacking bracelets up my arms and ankles. And sometimes, when I’m stressed out about work or wedding planning or just not feeling so fabulous, I feel the need to make something. I’ve tried cooking but that doesn’t work – I need something substantial like a watercolor painting or gluing gems to a picture frame. Do you ever feel like that?

Back in the day when I would make these bracelets, I only knew how to make three or four different styles, and today I started thinking there has to be more out there now with the Internet, and of course Google did not disappoint. My favorite site that I found was Bracelet Book, which has tons and tons of awesome tutorials for different patterns and styles, as well as instructions on how to make different knots needed in certain tutorials.

I’m not sure what kind of friendship bracelets you’ve made in your life, but mine certainly did not look anything like the ones above. So, later tonight, I’m planting myself on the couch with my computer and my box of strings and I’m getting to work on one of these bad boys!

What DIYs do you turn to when you’re feeling the need to craft?

March 18th, 2013 by Christina

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