{DIY friendship bracelet}

September 18, 2012

I have fond memories of growing up and sitting with my girlfriends, making friendship bracelets. We spent countless hours “working” on different patterns & colors and gifting them to each other.
I’m not sure what triggered those memories, but a couple weeks ago I was reminded of how fun it used to be to make these cute bracelets.

I raided my craft stash and found some leftover embroidery floss.

No $$ spent = the perfect nifty and thrifty project! ;)

What you’ll need:

  • embroidery floss in 4 different colors
  • a pair of scissors
  • some tape or a safety pin

I remember me and my friends being superstitious and making a wish when putting on the bracelet.
We really believed the wish would only come true if the friendship bracelet fell off on its own. ;)
That would sometimes mean having to wear a bracelet for up to a year (if the maker was good at making the bracelets, hehe).

Where you and your friends superstitious like that?

How to:
(click images below to enlarge)

I’m partying here! ♥

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  1. Lovely… I remember these :)

  2. I remember making these too! This might be something fun to do with my niece.

  3. I used to make these (and another pattern) all the time as a teen.
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  4. This just brought back crazy good memories;)) Love these little things! Sad but true — I made a friendship bracelet for my lil’ girl’s faux American Girl doll.….. and then made one for her cousin’s doll! Hey, it was quicker than sewing up a skirt or dress! Thanks for sharing — I keep a can of this embroidery floss behind my sewing machine. It makes for a pretty display with all the pretty colors! Best, Katie

  5. love it and have forgotten how to make them!
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  6. I have deeply fond memories of making these, too… out of my mom’s stash of candle-wicking thread…

    she never did finish that candle-wicked bedspread…heheh.e.
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  7. I have made friendship bracelets but only the kind that are braided?! I love the tutorial. THANKS!

  8. Loved seeing your friendship bracelet and the tutorial. Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories and your beautiful creation. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.
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  9. Hi Vanessa! Making these cute friendship bracelets brings back childhood memories. They’re really part of a girl’s life. I also made these bracelets inspired by The Purl bee.. I’d be glad if you checked it too. http://misselayneousthings.blogspot.com/2012/09/diy-friendship-bracelet.html
    Good Day!!
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  10. I love friendship bracelets! I remember spending hours making them on the bus trips to summer camp, how fun. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!
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  11. I love your friendship bracelets. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
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  12. Your friendship bracelet looks awesome! My bracelets never looked that good– not one of my skills. Maybe I’ll have to give it another try with your tutorial. I would love to be able to teach my daughter how to make one when she gets older. Have a wonderful week :)
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  13. I never made these, as a teen I wasn’t as patient as I am now. I think I will try to make them so I can teach my girls when they are older, I was trying to make the paracord bracelets for them lol these are so much cuter and girly :)

  14. I love to see craft ideas from other bloggers, always so inspiring!
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  15. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful project on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I remember making these friendship bracelets, lots of fun. Thanks for the diy on them.


  16. Hi Vanessa,
    Great feature! Great work and a beautiful friendship bracelet! Thanks for sharing it!
    Have a lovely week!

    Hugs from Portugal
    Ana Love Craft
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  17. Very pretty, and I sure would love it if a friend made me one! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  18. Those are beautiful bracelets, Vanessa! I remember having those growing up, but none looked that pretty. I don’t know if my sausage fingers could pull that off! I’ll be waiting for mine in the mail, my friend ;) Lovely tutorial!
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  19. I remember making these too! My daughter has a book with all kinds of different types, I should get it out and try some! Thanks for sharing these this week at Gettin’ Krafty With It!
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  20. i will try this one as a hobby since i do not have anything to do every weekend


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