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Braided Bracelets

12 Jul

braceletsSupplies:

1. Multicolored Yarn

2. Initial Beads with a hole big enough for the yarn to go through (also works with other beads)

IMG_31653. Masking Tape

4. Scissors

5. Twisty-ties

 

Directions:

1. Cut three equal pieces of yarn about 24 inches.

2. Tie the three pieces together at one end leaving about an inch above the knot.

3. Tape the string above the knot onto a sturdy surface (make sure surface is safe for tape) so the string will stay in place while you are braiding it.

bracelet4. Begin braiding, keeping your fingers close to the braid so it stays tight.

5. Keep braiding until the braid goes almost all the way around your wrist once.

6. Tie a knot close to the braid, so that it won’t come undone. Make it as tight as possible.

7. Get a twisty-tie and cut off excess plastic so it is just a wire. (Wire must be thin and bendy in order to get through the bead.)

8. Wrap the wire around one piece of the loose string (Kind of like a needle) and use wire to pull string through bead.

9. Do the same with the other two pieces of loose string.

10. Make another knot close to the bead with the loose string so the bead doesn’t move.

Bracelet with multiple letters

Bracelet with multiple letters

11. You can make bracelets with multiple letters. The more letters you have, the less you have to braid. You can make spaces between words by adding a knot between the beads or a heart or plain bead. 

12. Keep braiding until braid is the same length as the first one. 

13. Tie knot close to end of braid so it does not come undone. 

14. Place the two knots next to each other and cut off the loose ends so that they are the same length (a 1/2 inch to an inch).

15. Tie bracelet on wrist!

Fun Fur Firs

27 Nov

We’re still trying to find uses for all of the fun fur we bought and didn’t make into scarves.  Making these trees with it was easy and a lot of fun!

Supplies:

1. Cones.  We recycled these old cardboard bobbin cones, but you can use Styrofoam cones too.

2. Hot glue

3. Fun fur or other fun yarn

4. Marti Gras beads, beaded garland, or other strings of beads

5. Tree toppers. We used stars from a battery operated string of lights that no longer works. But you can use small ornaments, ornament stars, or even small Christmas balls.

Directions:

1 Add a small vertical  line (about an inch) of hot glue to the cone.

2. Wrap yarn around cone, crossing over glue until it is covered. Repeat these steps until tree is covered with yarn.

3. Fit star into hole in cone OR decide what other item you will use for your tree topper and glue it on top.

4. Starting at the top, wind beads around tree, using a few dots of glue to keep in place.

That’s it!  You can add buttons, sequins, or other things to your tree too, but we decided to stick mostly with beads!

Ribbon can be used instead of beads for decoration.

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