Just a brief greeting from me today as I want to share with you this great DIY round up from Homecrafts Direct. I’m definitely going to be trying some of these nifty ideas, especially the button art for my friends who are expecting little ‘uns!
Find all the steps for each DIY below.
Which ones are you going to give a try? Found any great DIYs lately? You can find all of my DIY posts here.
This is the second DIY post in my friendship bracelet series. I hadn’t anticipated my DIY Chevron Pastel Friendship Bracelet post would be so popular, but it seems you all love a bit of nostalgic crafting! Once again I chose pretty pastel colours and added a dark pink.
Start by cutting 5 lengths of embroidery thread each around 30cm long. You can use more or less colours if you wish, but this will change the thickness of the bracelet. Tie a knot a couple of inches from the top & tape down.
This bracelet uses the same knot repeated 10 times for each colour. The colour you are working with loops underneath all the other threads and back through the middle. Pull the thread up to the top. Be sure to keep the rest of the threads taut.
TIP: If you want the colour blocks to be longer or shorter, just increase or decrease the amount of knots. Simple as that!
After 10 knots with the dark pink thread, change to the next colour, and then the next. You will notice that the knots start to spiral around.
Continue the pattern until the bracelet measures 2-3 inches (but check on your wrist!). Plait the remaining thread at each end and knot to secure.
All done! Due to some follower requests, there will be a selection of friendship bracelets in my Etsy Shop shortly!
As a teen, I was obsessed with making Friendship Bracelets and I’m so pleased to see they have made a comeback recently! My favourite type is the easy Chevron Friendship Bracelet made with embroidery thread and a few knots.
This is a great project to make in front of the TV, so I hope the DIY tips below will mean you can all join in my favourite 90s craft trend!
I picked up my pastel coloured threads in the charity shop. I also found a lovely vibrant pink and some royal blue for an upcoming embroidery project for my friend’s wedding gift.
Start by cutting 5 lengths of embroidery thread each around 60cm long. Fold in half and tie a knot a couple of inches from the top. Tape down & you are ready to get started!
Divide the threads either side into colour order from the outside in. You should have symmetrical colours.
Starting on the left hand thread (mint green in the image below), loop it around the next thread in the sequence and pull tightly to the top of the strand. Repeat on the same thread, so you have made two knots.
Repeat this sequence in turn for each thread, knotting from left to right. You should stop when you have knotted across 4 different coloured threads.
Now work from the right to left with the mint green thread, making two knots on each colour (4 threads). These knots are made in reverse to the ones you made on the left hand side. You should end with both mint green threads in the middle.
Now make two knots with the left hand mint green thread to close the chevron shape in the middle.
Start with the next rows in the chevron, working from the outside in, first with the left thread (pink) and then the right. Continue working each colour in turn.
The chevron pattern should cover the top of your wrist. I continued the pattern until my bracelet measured 2-3 inches (but I have skinny wrists!).
Plait the remaining thread at each end and knot to secure. I added a bead for decoration.
And you’re done! Now wear your Chevron Pastel Friendship Bracelet with pride, or even better – pass it to a friend. After, all it should live up to its name!
There will be another friendship bracelet DIY on the blog next week, so watch this space.