Revamped “Tie-Dye” Friendship Bracelets – Fun Friendship Bracelet Patterns!
If you thought friendship bracelets were just for kids, think again. This tutorial is a revamped version of the childhood classic that is a bit more adult but still tons of fun. The mix of colored embroidery floss strands creates a faux “tie-dye” effect, while the chic charms add a touch of “zen” and allow for easy personalization. Best of all, these braided beauties require minimal materials, so they’re a totally fuss-free project to while away an afternoon.
1. Gather materials. Needed are scissors, small charms, and embroidery floss. Use as many colors as you want. Each color combination will have different results!
2.) Cut your embroidery floss. I used about 1 foot of the floss, but my wrists are small. It’s better to cut more than less. I used about 11 strands of my floss. Now, separate the floss into its individual threads (tedious!!) and lay out on your table, being careful not to tangle them.
3.) Group all of your individual threads into three big groups, making sure you get a varied amount of colors in each group. Knot at the top and braid. You should get a nice “tie-dye” effect!
4.) Knot at the end, when it’s long enough to tie on your wrist.
Make them in a variety of colors! Also, vary the amount of strands you use to make thinner and thicker bracelets.
6.) To add charms, simply place charms on a jump ring and add in the middle of your braid.
7.) You are finished! Add as many or as few as you want! I made a set out of my three friendship bracelets with coordinating charms.