It's day 12 of the 30 Days of Creativity,
and according to the calendar today's inspiring item is "string." This instantly conjured up a summertime memory of making friendship bracelets. Here is a simple tutorial from Kaboose
on how to make this classic craft. You can use embroidery floss, leftover yarn strands, or bits of string.
Braided Friendship Bracelet
What You'll Need
2- 24” strands of embroidery floss, yarn or string, color A
2- 24” strands of embroidery floss, yarn or string, color B
2- 24” strands of embroidery floss, yarn or string, color C
Line up each strand on your work surface in matching pairs. Make sure they are all the same length.
Hold all the strands together, then fold them in half. Tie a knot at the center, creating a loop.
Separate the strands into three sections: pink, yellow and light blue.
Tape the knotted end to the table or hang it with a thumbtack in a bulletin board. This will hold the string taut for you as you braid.
Braid the three strands. Keep going until you have a braid that will fit around your wrist.
At the end of the braid, combine the strands to make two strands instead of three and tie into a knot to end the braid.
Now separate the strands again into two separate groups. Braid each group, leaving enough room at the end to tie a knot. Knot both mini braids and trim off the excess strands to make them even and neat.
Wrap the bracelet around your wrist and ask a friend to tie the small braids to the loop at the end.
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