Monday, February 20, 2012

Fancy Friendship Bracelets


My sister, Alyssa, moved to town last week after receiving a job offer in Lafayette. I am excited to have a family member so close. Yesterday we made fancy friendship bracelets. We were inspired by HappyTogether’s post that Alyssa found on Pinterest. 



We headed to Joann’s to pick up some embroidery floss and decorative buttons. (Alyssa gets really pumped about picking out embroidery floss.)



We picked buttons with holes that we could thread the string through. After folding a 40” string in half, we looped it through the side of the button. Each side ended up having two 40” strings looped through the holes. 



Word may fail me here, but hopefully my photos can fill in the gaps.

1. There should be four strands facing you. Use one strand to make a 4.
2. Pull the leg of the 4 underneath the three other stands and through the loop.
3. Pull the knot tight and to the top of the bracelet.



We taped the buttons to the tile floor so we could easily tighten the knots.



Eating overcooked brownies was also a necessary part of the bracelet making. 



Eventually your bracelet should take on a twisted pattern. 



Alyssa and I had fun working on our elementary project. She told me about how I taught her how to tie her shoes on a road trip when we were kids.



Alyssa’s bracelet has a cute star button. Her bracelet making technique was different than my twisted version.



We found that Happy Together’s recommended 40” of string was definitely overkill. Using 30” strands of embroidery floss should be more than sufficient. 


After using a Joann’s coupon, my charming little bracelet cost a whopping $1.65. 





29 comments:

  1. So So CUTE! I love it! And love that Price Tag!! What a fun thing to make- and they look great on the wrist! Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Love this simple craft, and to do it together with a pan of brownies :0

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  3. They're simply cute; I think I like the eating brownie part best of all!

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  4. This is such a cute idea. I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  5. What a cute idea! I totally would have polished off the brownies! I pinned this!
    HUGS~
    Jenni
    kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com

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  6. Those are really just too cute! Thanks for the tut!

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  7. I love, love, love this! What a FABULOUS idea!

    Sue
    xo

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  8. Ooh, I LOVE the button touch. It's perfect.:) What a fun project.

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  9. What a super cute way to do friendship bracelets! Love them! Looks like you and your sister had a great time making them. I saw your link at Someday Crafts, Whatever Goes Wednesday and had to click, glad I did! I'm a new follower :) Cheers to you and your sister!
    Mary ~ (SweetLittleBluebird.com)

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  10. So cute, new twist on a friendship bracelet. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best. PS - following you on Facebook.

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  11. Hi there! Just saw your comment on Thrifty Decor Chick and I used to live in West Lafayette, small world! :) Anyway, thought I would say hi and invite you to come party with me every Friday for my link party, Flaunt it Friday. You can link up these cute bracelets. Would love for you to stop by. :)www.chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com

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  12. You two are so cute! I got just as giddy when we moved across country to be closer to my twin sister! I know you have lots of fun times in store this year! In the meantime, I love these bracelets and have a few girlies I'd like to make them for!

    Would love if you have time to share on my Destination: Inspiration linky party at Teagan's Travels!

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/02/destination-inspiration-linky-party-3.html

    Cheers, Michelle

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  13. I LOVE friendship bracelets! Thanks for sharing. You've made me want to go and make some:)
    http://labellavidaaa.blogspot.com/

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  14. Of course brownies are an essential crafters tool, LOL
    Cute bracelets. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. So pretty and fun! I love using the button! Congrats on getting stuff done you pinned =)

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  16. wow this is so fun! Trying this this weekend for sure :) glad i found you on the linkup!

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  17. So fun! I want to do this! And I LOVE getting projects done that I pinned. I try to do it as much as possible (especially recipes), but it's hard because there's so much fun stuff out there!

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  18. I used to make bracelets like this! They are so fun. I like the idea of using a button. Very cute!

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  19. So cute! I learned how to make those bracelets in Brownies haha but I never thought to use the cute charms/buttons like that! Adorable :) I'm your newest follower. Such a cute blog!
    Stay Crafty x0x0
    Jess
    {www.CraftyNonsenseNoted.com}

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  20. How cute is this!! Love the idea of adding different charms! Cute blog. I am your newest follower. Feel free to visit back anytime and follow if you like :)

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  21. Cute! Great work ladies. Found you through a blog hop. Great site.

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  22. That is so cute! It reminds me of fun times in elementary school, but I love the twist of adding a charm/button to make it grown-up! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays...you guys are adorable!

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  23. Such a great idea...really makes these more grown up. And of course everything goes better with brownies! Thanks for sharing at this week's link party.

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  24. I love making these bracelets. I've added beads before, but didn't think of buttons. Fun! Love how yours turned out!

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  25. These are adorable! Love your sense of humor with the brownies that sounds like something I would do : ) Newest follower!

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  26. Would love for you to join the my party @

    http://thetreasurista.blogspot.com/p/treasuristas-thursday-treasures-come.html

    Blessings,

    The Treasurista

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  27. So cute! I' m going to make these with my daughter.
    Wendymacdesigns.com

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  28. Really really cute! Thanks so much for partying with me at Drab to Fab on Friday! This week's party is up, so come on back with more of your fab ideas. I love seeing what you come up with!

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

    http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/03/drab-to-fab-link-up-7-features.html

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  29. So cute!! Looks like you guys had a great time making them :)

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