Thursday, November 28, 2013

Easy Weave Bracelets


 
Easy Woven bracelets are creative projects for the tiniest of creators, today! This project fits in perfectly with the afternoon lull, after the turkey has been served, if you're celebrating Thanksgiving. It doesn't have to be a holiday to make these. they're a great project for any day of the week and for anyone, anywhere. 

Perfect for small hands and an excellent fine-motor skill project for small children. Chose yarn that is age appropriate: thicker yarns for the youngest (even shoelaces work for very, very young children) and finer threads for older kids and bead that can be added, as well.  This is very adaptable and I'd love to see what you, too do with it. Continue below for full tutorial...
Supplies:Recycle plastic bottles or use cardboard, cutting tool: scissors or xacto knife, beads, yarn or embroidery thread, hole punch, tape: washi, masking tape or duct tape.

How to:
Cut bracelets from recycled plastic containers by slicing through container to create bracelet sized links or cut lengths of cardboard that you may leave plain or coat with washi tape for color and support. If using cardboard, make a circle by overlapping the ends of the bracelet and binding it with tape. These can be tailor-made to the size desired for your small creator.

Once you have the basic bracelet formed, punch holes into the bracelet. Cut length of yarn or embroidery thread. Tie and attach this on the inside of the bracelet and begin weaving. Add beads, to weaving, as desired.

It's a very satisfying project for small hands and a wonderful project to do side by side while an older child (or adult) mades a woven bracelet (instructions here, image below)


Happy Weaving! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Willowday!

Something you might like:Paper: Paper Feathers
Paper: Paper Feather Head dress
Beads: Melted Bead Necklaces
Sew: Easy Pocket Necklaces

4 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea, Gina! It would make a good project for a scout group. I'll be featuring it on The Crafty Crow soon :) Happy New Year!

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    1. Dear Cassi, I am just so thrilled when your keen eye stops by! Wishing you a wonderful start of a New Year!

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  2. Such a wonderful idea to create a DIY bracelet. The tutorial you shared is simple and interesting. I also love to do experiments with colorful beads and threads. Though I often wear my colorful beaded bracelet which I purchased from http://boundlessfairtrade.com/category_47/All-Countries.htm, but sometime I love to create handmade bracelets and other accessories. Last month, I made a necklace and bracelet with the help of colorful threads and beads.

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