Making Friendship Bracelets

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Intro: Making Friendship Bracelets

I can remember making these as a kid, and honestly, they are just as fun to make now! You can wear them as bracelets or necklaces, or even use this same method to make hair wraps.

Gather up your supplies.

You will need embroidery floss in different colors, tape, scissors.

Optional: a button

Step 1: Step 1: Prepare Your Strings

Cut 4 strings, approx. 50" each. Fold the whole bunch in half, and knot a loop at the top.

Tape them to a surface you will be working on.

If you don't have anywhere to tape them, you can always make the loop big enough to slip over your big toe, and use it to hold your strings.

Step 2: Step 2: Make a 4

Separate one of your strings. Make the shape of a "4" by crossing your string over the bundle of strings.

Step 3: Step 3: Pull String Through Loop

Pull the end of the string through the middle of the "4". Pull the knot you just made tightly.

Step 4: Step 4: Repeat

Keep making knots. The string will start turning to the right. Let it. Make sure you pull the string around the back and keep knotting on the left. this will create the little raised string spiral.

Step 5: Step 5: Pick Up Another String and Repeat

Drop the first string and you can choose another color string, and repeat the knotting. Keep switching colors as often as you would like to!

When you get to the desired length, make a knot with all the strings. You can also use a button on the end by threading one of the strings through the holes of the button, and then knotting it. Trim the ends.

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    parisusa

    2 years ago

    My first friendship bracelet ever (I'm an adult!). Thanks to you & Jessy Ratfink. My 11 yr old son tied it on my wrist & then asked for one in his & his friend's fav colors! Yay!

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    Falafel and the Beeparisusa

    Reply 2 years ago

    That is awesome!!! Nicely done!

    So glad you are hooked. Pretty soon, everyone will want one!

    Thank you for sharing!

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    parisusa

    2 years ago

    I sew, too so these would be cute embellishments on bags or other items! Make ahead to have on hand in my sewing basket.

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    parisusa

    2 years ago

    I'm a 70s girl & an 80s teen but I never made a friendship bracelet! Why?! Perhaps it's time (even though I have boys I can where one myself!). Thank you for making this Instructable for all ages.

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    Falafel and the Beeparisusa

    Reply 2 years ago

    I am too!! You can totally do this now. They are so much fun to even tie on gifts.

    So glad you liked the tutorial. I would love to see yours when you give it a try!