DIY | Friendship Bracelets

October 25, 2011
 image borrowed from the lovely ladies at honestly…WTF

no doubt you have seen a TON of this friendship bracelet trend recently… it’s super cute, but i was really hesitant to jump on the bandwagon at first.  mainly because i felt like it became overdone quite quickly, but also because i didn’t like the idea of having to tie or untie the ones made with the pretty embroidery thread everytime i needed to take them on/off.

i eventually ended up feeling like i wanted to be BFFs along with everyone else, and this is my take on making the trend work for me!

i bought the actual woven bracelets for this DIY at the hell’s kitchen flea market (5 for $5!) and then used just a couple of other household supplies to turn them into cuffs that i can easily slip on and off whenever i please.



see me wear my new cuffs in yesterday’s outfit post!


have you tried the friendship bracelet trend yet? i’d love to hear how you wear it,
and if you try this DIY for yourself,
be sure to send me photos so i can see your handiwork!



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  • Reply Stefanie October 25, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    This is a really great idea, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Tobe | Because It's Awesome October 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    you genius, you.

  • Reply Hope October 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    What a cute idea!!


  • Reply Lia October 25, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    This is fabulous! I love how it gives it a different vibe, rather than friendship bracelet, it now looks more tribal inspired! LOVE!

  • Reply Gray Skies October 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I like this idea so much better than actual friendship bracelets! I too have always been turned off by the fact that you have to tie friendship bracelets on (and my fingers are not that dexterous!).

  • Reply Santina October 25, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Great idea Jessie! I actually have a few bracelets from Mexico that I would prefer to be bangles. I’m afraid of breaking them every time I tie and then untie them!

  • Reply Nuha October 25, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    i love the chunky bangle idea…looks so cute!

  • Reply knockedupfabulous October 25, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    So crafty! Love this idea! Btw…good idea to just buy the friendship bracelets! I tried making them…my fingers hurt too much…it was sooo much easier in jr. high!

  • Reply Alisha October 25, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    They look great!! And I love the idea that you put them on bangles :) SOO much easier than tying/untying them every time.


  • Reply kimberlyloc October 25, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    such a great DIY, jessie. love this fun throwback trend. wear some of these on friday so i can see them in person! :)

  • Reply megannielsen October 26, 2011 at 1:25 am

    that is so rad hun!! i love how these turned out!!

  • Reply creativefashionglee October 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    These are so fun bracelets, colorful and great accents. :)

  • Reply Lori C October 26, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Oh wow! I don’t know why but I didn’t even think they were friendship bracelets! Just some cool tribal bracelet. How creative you are Jessie! Love them!

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