Friday, July 16, 2010

Friendship Bracelets

So, how's summer going for you? Kids bored yet? Watching a lot of TV and hearing a lot of "There's nothing to doooo!"? I actually don't know what that's like - yet. Thankfully. I'm hoping that I'll be one of those 'cool Moms' that always has a cool game idea or a fun thing to do up my sleeve. Or a craft. Hopefully.

Like friendship bracelets!

Ok I'll admit it. When I saw the picture of these friendship bracelets in the latest Parents magazine, I never intended to post about them. I just remember making them when I was a kid and wanted to make them again. For myself. Oy vey.

You'll want to make them too, whether it's with the kids or without. I made two of them, lickety-split, earlier this week. And then I made four more including an anklet. I'm certifiably insane. My husband is even wearing one - and admitted to me last night that he likes it, and has been asked about it by all of his male coworkers. Because they like it too.

Supplies needed are three different colors of embroidery floss and a bit of tape.

Cut about a two foot long piece of each string and tie them together with a basic knot at one end; leave a bit of a 'tail' so you'll be able to tie the two ends together later. Tape the 'tail' to a surface (table, desk, etc).

Take one of the strings and knot it around the other two. Repeat nine more times and then switch to the second and then third colors, making ten knots with each. You may need to twirl the whole thing occasionally to keep the knots flowing in a tidy curve.

Continue until the bracelet is long enough for the wrist it's going on, knot the end and tie it around the wrist. Trim excess string.

Make sense? I hope so - if not, let me know in the comments and I'll take step by step pictures. It took me a few tries before the bracelet making skills of my youth came back to me, heehee.

Happy summer!!


  1. I think that great minds think alike because we have this on our plan for the summer also BECAUSE I LOVED THEM!! I felt like a rockstar making these as a teenager!

  2. We used to threat our strings through a shoe lace hole with the knot towards the tongue of the shoe..then you could sit cross-legged and make it in class.

  3. Okay, I have no idea how to make that work. I know my daughter would love to make them, but I can't figure out how to translate your words into actions...I for one would love pictures...

  4. OMGosh I totally remember making these when I was a girl! A bunch of us use to make them after school at daycare or on the way to field trips! I had a zillion of them at one time! So many fun memories!!!

  5. This is really nice friendship belt that you have shared over here and it is the best to represent the true friendship. I have never seen this type of belt but I will find it out very soon because friendship day is coming soon.
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