With Friendship Day coming up, it’s the perfect time for these DIY Friendship Bracelets! Make them pretty so they double up as fashion accessories!
Did you celebrate Friendship Day in school? We certainly did! And one of the biggest attractions was friendship bands!
In those days, friendship bands or bracelets were quite rudimentary things, with plain yarn or string braided or twisted around to form a loop. Of course, special friends got a few extras like little gems and beads!
Just like everything else, Friendship Day has also changed a lot in this age of smart phones. When you have all kinds of chatting apps and tons of emojis, you’d wonder if friendship bracelets were obsolete. But they certainly aren’t! Let’s celebrate this trend of our childhood with our kids today, by making some DIY friendship bracelets that are worthy of being called fashion accessories!
10 DIY Friendship Bracelets for Kids to Make
This friendship bracelet from The Red Kitchen uses just string, but the knots add a lot of texture and also make the band sturdy. We love the mix of colors in this, and they’ll look so pretty when stacked together with other bracelets.
These rainbow macrame bracelets from Look So Cute are so eye catching! So if you’re making plain colored bracelets for all your friends, maybe your BFF deserves a multicolored one like this!
Repiny shows us how to go about making an elegant friendship bracelet with yarn. Use the same color in different shades for that cool ombre effect and you’ll have an accessory that can be worn every day of the year!
Don’t have string but want to make a last minute friendship bracelet? Recycle an old t-shirt to make this t-shirt bracelet from Jewelry Tutorial HQ! You’re sure to get multiple bracelets from one t-shirt.
These bracelets from Hart and Sew are great for Friendship Day and Valentine’s Day as well! Those little harts are so cute, and the bracelets are easy enough for kids to make on their own.
These monochrome bracelets from Purl Soho really bring out the beauty of the weave! They’re gorgeous enough to wear solo, but they look just as pretty when you stack them up!
Bracelet Book gives us a pretty macrame bracelet tutorial that can be made in any choice of colors. Go ahead and make different ones in your friends’ favorite colors, and match with plain colored bracelets for a fun look!
Sometimes, old school works best, and if that’s the route you want to take this Friendship Day, check out these basic braided bracelets from The Red Kitchen. The good thing about these is that you can make many in a short time, in any color you like.
Why stick to plain yarn or string? Instructables shows us how you can use suede lace to make a glamorous bracelet that can also be made as a gift for any other occasion. Check out the instructions – they’re easier than you think!
If you’d really like to knock their socks off, give your friends these beaded bracelets from Kimspired DIY! They’re not hard to make at all, but they look so impressive, it’ll seem like you took hours to make them!
Looks like you’re all sorted for the International Day of Friendship on 30 July! String and yarn bracelets are really ‘in’ right now, and work well when stacked with bangles and bracelets of other materials like metal and acrylic. If you’d like to give a gift along with the bracelet, you can choose a no-sew Unicorn pouch, a hand painted photo frame or a DIY bookmark. Go on, let your friends know how much they mean to you!