One of our lovely house guests this past weekend at Coachella was Jenni of the blog I Spy DIY – so of course we had to get our craft on one morning before heading to the festival! Jenni brought supplies for three projects: friendship bracelets, wrapped sunglasses and flower crowns. I loved the colorful bracelets and thought it was such a perfect festival DIY – if you’re going to a festival with a friend or group of friends, make these bracelets as a symbol of your trip and to remember the festival by.
What you need: Scissors, cord (the cord is pictured above on the larger spools), pliers, lobster clasps, jumprings, end caps, super glue.
Start by selecting the two cord colors you want to use, and a third color to use as your base (this color will not be visible when you’re finished). Cut about an arm’s length of the base cord color and fold it in half. Insert the loop where you folded it in half in an end cap. Next cut about three arms’ lengths of each color you’ll be using on the outside of your bracelet. Insert the end of each into the end cap. Add a dab of super glue to hold them in place, and use the pliers to close the end cap securely around the cord.
Now it’s time for the easy part! You’re basically just fishtail-braiding the cord. Start by taking the right outside string and weave it over the right-hand base cord, and under the left-hand base cord. Then take the left outside string and weave it over the left-hand base cord and under the right-hand base cord. Repeat, starting on the right side again. Continue weaving right to left until the bracelet reaches your desired length. Trim off the extra cord and insert all four cord ends into another end cap. Attach the two end caps with jump rings and a lobster clasp, and your bracelet is ready to wear!
And here is the finished product!
To see the other DIY projects we did at the house visit Jenni’s blog!
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