DIY Friendship Bracelet Tutorial

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While on our two-month trip in Hawaii, my 7-year-old son and I really got into making friendship bracelets. In fact, I’m still wearing mine and we’ve been back for over a month. I bought a kit from Michael’s, but I admit it was overly complicated for me. But the ONE method I did understand was this easy knot style bracelet.


DIY Friendship Bracelet Tutorial

What You’ll Need:

  • Two colors of thread or string (find embroidering string or friendship bracelet string at a craft store like Michael’s)
  • Consider whether you want a thin/tight bracelet (use 1 string per color) or a thick/loosely woven bracelet (use 2-33 strings per color
  • Measure about 12 inches per string – I just measure from my fingers to my elbow
  • Now follow directions below…

Step 1: Cut each 12-inch string, then tie one end in a knot and tape to a table or flat surface you’ll be working on. Separate colors so you have 2 sets of string

Step 2: Take one color side and wrap around the other color set of string.

Step 3: Loop around to make a knot.

Step 4: Pull knot until you can’t pull anymore – it should flush against the first knot.

Step 5: Grab other color set of string and cross over.


Step 6: Loop around to tie a knot.

Step 7: Pull knot until it flushes against the previous knot.

Step 8: Keep repeating steps 2-7. The knot braid should look like this. Continue until the bracelet measures around the wrist. The thick/loosely woven bracelet will have more stretch.

Step 9: Once you’ve got the length you need to wrap around the rest just double tie the ends together, and cut off the excess pieces. And voila! The easiest friendship bracelet ever.





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