June 21, 2012

DIY LEATHER FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS

I was so excited to share these DIY Leather Friendship Bracelets with you. They are so quick to make and look amazing stacked with other friendship bracelets, chain bracelets, you name it!

DIY Leather Friendship Bracelets

You can never have enough friends, or friendship bracelets for that matter.

They say “more is more” and with these bracelets you can add a pop of color to your arm candy while keeping it subtle with leather, you CAN have it all!
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What youll need to make your Friendship Bracelets:

  • 1/8” Leather Laces – I used 20” long pieces for each bracelet
  • Embroidery floss
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Needle

Supplies To Make DIY Leather Friendship Bracelets
Step 1
Measure your wrist by wrapping the leather lace around your wrist loosely twice and then add an extra 4 inches for knotting.
Tape one end of your leather lace down and starting at least 2 inches down, place a drop of glue on the leather lace and attach the end of your first color of embroidery floss.

Step 2
Continue wrapping your embroidery floss around your leather lace until you have made a stripe as wide as you want with your first color. When its as wide as you want, cut the end leaving about a half inch tail and glue that tail to your leather lace.

Step 3
Take your 2nd color of embroidery floss and glue the end down on top of the previous colors end. Wrap until you have made this stripe the width you want and secure the end as you did in step 2.
Continue doing steps 2 and 3 until you have about 2 inches of color stripes with your embroidery floss.

Step 4
When you are finished wrapping, take your needle and run the end of your embroidery floss through your wrappings. If you want you can add a small drop of glue to make sure your embroidery floss doesnt come unwrapped.DIY Project Leather Friendship Bracelets

Step 5
Tie the end of your lace that is closest to the wrapping around the other side of the leather lace. Just make a simple knot. It should be tight but the leather lace should slide through, this is how you will adjust your bracelet.

TIP: Before tying your leather lace, get it wet with water and move it around to make it softer and easier to tie. This will also help the knot to hold.

Step 6
Leaving at least 2 inches on the other open end of your leather lace, start wrapping your embroidery floss around repeating steps 1, 2, 3, & 4.

Step 7
When you have finished wrapping your second side of your bracelet, tie the open end to the other side of your friendship bracelet.How To Make Leather Friendship BraceletsLeather Friendship Bracelets DIY Project

These leather friendship bracelets are so fun and easy to make. You can make several in just about any color combination you can think of. On top of that you can make them in minimal time! So invite your friends over and have a party! LETS MAKE BRACELETS!

If you come up with any great combinations let me know. I LOVE to hear how your projects turn out!