DIY Friendship Day Bands for your Besties - How To Make
Friendship is a precious bond that deserves to be celebrated. Creating DIY friendship day bands is a wonderful way to express your love and appreciation for your best friends. These handmade bands are not only a symbol of your friendship but also a personal and heartfelt gift. Let's explore some creative and easy-to-make friendship day band ideas that delight your besties.
Braided Friendship Bands
Materials needed: Colorful embroidery floss or yarn, scissors.
Braided friendship bands are a classic choice and can be easily customized to your friends' preferences. Here's how to make these friendship day bands:
Select three strands of embroidery floss or yarn in your friends' favorite colors. Cut them to a length suitable for wristbands, leaving some extra length for tying.
Tie the three strands together at one end, leaving a small loop.
Secure the loop to a stationary object or hold it between your fingers, ensuring the strands don't get tangled.
Begin braiding the strands. Cross the left strand over the middle strand. Now, cross the right strand over the middle strand. Repeat until you reach the desired length.
Create a knot at the end of the braid, leaving enough excess to tie the bracelet around your friend's wrist.
Beaded Friendship Bands:
Materials needed: Elastic cord, colorful beads, scissors.
Beaded friendship day bands add a touch of elegance and can be tailored to suit your friends' personal style. Follow these steps to create them:
Cut a length of elastic cord that comfortably fits around your friend's wrist.
Continue stringing beads until the band attains enough length to wrap around the wrist.
: Continue stringing beads until the band attains enough length to wrap around the wrist.
Tie both ends with the elastic cord securely, making sure the knot is tight and won't come undone.
Trim any excess cord, and the beaded friendship band is ready to be gifted.
Macramé Friendship Bracelet:
Materials needed: Macramé cord or embroidery floss, scissors.
Macramé friendship bracelets are trendy and offer endless possibilities for unique designs. Here's a simple technique to get you started:
Cut four strands of macramé cord or embroidery floss, each twice the desired length of the bracelet.
Fold the strands in half and create a loop at one end, securing it with a knot.
Secure the loop to a stationary object or use a clipboard to hold it in place.
Start by crossing the outermost left strand over the two centre strands, then pass it under the right outermost strand.
Cross the right outermost strand over the two center strands, passing it under the left outermost strand.
Repeat this pattern, alternating sides until you reach the desired length.
Tie off the bracelet with a knot, leaving enough length to tie it around the wrist.
Materials needed: Hemp cord or embroidery floss, scissors.
Knot bracelets are simple yet stylish, allowing you to incorporate different colors and patterns. Follow these steps to make them:
Cut three strands of hemp cord or embroidery floss, each twice the desired length of the bracelet
Tie a good knot at one end, leaving a small loop.
Secure the loop to a stationary object or hold it between your fingers, making sure the strands don't get tangled.
Begin tying square knots by crossing the left strand on top of the middle strand, then taking the right strand over the new middle strand and through the loop on the left side.
Repeat; however, this time cross the right strand over the middle strand and bring the left strand over the new middle strand and then through the loop that is on the right side.
Tying square knots until the bracelet reaches the desired length.
Tie off the bracelet with a knot, leaving enough excess to tie it around the wrist.
Materials needed: Chain bracelet, jump rings, assorted charms, pliers.
Charm bracelets are a fun and personalized way to celebrate friendship. Here's how you can make them:
Start with a chain bracelet of your preferred length.
Choose a variety of charms that represent your friends' interests, hobbies, or shared memories.
Using pliers, open a jump ring, and attach it to one end of a charm. Thread the jump ring onto the chain bracelet, and close the jump ring using the pliers. Repeat this step for each charm you want to add.
Arrange the charms along the bracelet, spacing them out evenly or clustering them based on your preference.
Once all the charms are attached, try on the bracelet to ensure it fits comfortably around the wrist.
: If necessary, adjust the length of the chain bracelet by removing excess links using pliers.
Your charm bracelet is now ready to be gifted to your best friend, showcasing their unique personality and your special bond.
With these two additional friendship bands, you have even more options to explore when creating DIY Friendship Day bands and DIY friendship day gifts for your besties. Whether you make knot bracelets or charm bracelets, your friends will undoubtedly appreciate the effort and thought you put into crafting these bands. So, have fun experimenting with different designs, colors, and charms, and let your friendship shine through these handmade tokens of love.