Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pom Pom Braid Bracelets

Today is the start of my new summer blog series: One for me One for you.
For me, when I was a kid summer was all about play. Soaking up every minute until sun-down: running in sprinklers, going to the Drive Inn, snow cones and ice cream trucks. One thing we can not leave out of summer traditions are friendship bracelets!
Over the upcoming summer weeks, a few guest bloggers and I are going to share some lovely friendship bracelet ideas and even giveaway some of the bracelets to you!


The first guest blogger is Mandi from Here's Looking At You Kid. I've followed her blog for a few years and I love her incredible taste whether it's home decor, her vintage wardrobe finds or her beautiful designs. She shares a lovely how-to below.
Pom Pom Braid Bracelets

Here's how:
- cut scrap fabric (mine are leftover from hemming clothes) into three strips:
sizes for 2 short strips: add 4 inches to wrist diameter.
size for 1 long strip (this is the one you will tie): add 6 inches to wrist diameter
- Allowing the long strip to extend past the shorter ones, begin braiding the fabric. At the beginning and end of braid, knot the two shorter strips around the long strip.
- Trim edges to desired length using a penant or diagonal style cut.
- Add fray-check to the edges of unbraided fabric, and once dry, trim excess strands.
- Wrap the braid around your wrist, tying the long strips together in a loose knot.

Mandi made the bracelets with her friend Vanessa, so, even better than making one for a friend, make them together!
What a fun start! Leave a comment and Mandi would love to prettily package up a friendship Pom Pom Braid Bracelet and ship it out to you!

139 comments:

Lynley Jill said...

I love Mandi's blog too! What a fun twist on an old classic;)

meagan v said...

cool!

Rachel M said...

Oh how pretty! And what a nice idea to share, thank you! :)

Amanda Johnson said...

Love these!! They are so fun and pretty!

Anonymous said...

These look like so much fun to make and they are super cute. I can't wait to get my daughters hooked. Thanks for the how-to!

Ginger

Overjoyed Ink said...

The bracelets look like fun to make. I love the colors you chose.
Thanks for sharing!

jon plus nan said...

So cute and so fun! I love the idea!

Kim said...

What a fun giveaway & great idea!

Nancy L. said...

super cute idea and bracelet!!

Jennifer said...

those are so pretty! I loved making friendship bracelets as a kid! :)

~ M ~ said...

So pretty! I want to make some right now!!!!
: )

ps - love your blog!

kinze said...

love the fabric choice ... this would be fun to do with my girls!

leah said...

so cute! :)

emma said...

these are darling! i love friendship bracelets! :)

Lillian Child said...

Simply delightful!!

Betty-Ann said...

...so very cool! Thanks for sharing!

love, mj said...

those are so cute! i can't wait to make some! thanks!

Kristin said...

So cute!

Stacey said...

These are so fun! My 13 year old was leaning over my shoulder and said, "I want one of those!"

~Stacey
csfish@roadrunner.com

EmmaJ said...

So cute and easy! And you can make them to match your outfit.

hchybinski said...

oh those are SO cute!!

Hillary

Heather said...

How ironic... I just stumbled across Mandi's blog yesterday and immediately became a follower. Love her style. The bracelets are adorable!

Veronica said...

How cool!!! Years ago, my daughter raided all my cross stitch threads and her and the neighbor girls made HUNDREDS of friendship bracelets!! So glad she participated!! Also glad to see they have not gone away, only updated!!

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

Super duper cute - what a sweet idea!

doni said...

How fun! Super cute!

Bugg's mama said...

Fabric! Of course! What a great idea. Thank you so much!

Love, Bree

Kylie D said...

oh so cool, great to see an old fav jazzed up a bit. I was hooked on making the old embroidary thread friendship bracelets growing up - brings back sweet memories.

Vestochka said...

какие миленькие! Обязательно сделаю с дочкой! Спасибо))

Adrienne Alvis said...

I love this idea! Too cute!!! TFS!

Tiffany said...

I love it! Growing up playing all day was just a part of summer. We even had a neighborhood dance/singing concert. We were awesome.

Ragnhild said...

Fun! I just made a version with my sister - so fun. Perhaps I should try this one as well :)

Baird Family said...

So cute! Thanks!

Mandy Smith said...

I have a nine year old daughter who would love to do this with her friends. By the way, my name is Mandy too (but with a y).

Sara*P said...

Oh wow - those are so cute! I especially love the fabrics they chose. Thanks so much for the chance to win one! :)

vanessa said...

haha my name is vanessa too! that should count right;)


mylifefullofwonders.blogspot.com

Alexandra said...

Love this idea! Such a great way to use up your scraps too :) Thanks for sharing!!

Rosa said...

I love friend bracelets!Thanks so much for the chance !!:)

Renee B. said...

This is so fun! SO FUN! I love her DIY and I think the idea for the whole darn thing is just awesome! :) Perfect for the summer and a night with girlfriends!!

Katie said...

this is c-u-t-e! i can't wait to make some in pretty colours and patterns!

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Those are very cute. I've never seen friendship bracelets like that.

Juanna Hope Sia said...

love the bracelet! so crafty and sweet (:

lexsmama said...

How darling! Makes me want to unpack my fabrics and make a few before the move!

AngMomof3 said...

These are perfect for my 8 year old daughter's book club. I'm going to get the supplies so they can make them!
(Do you need our addy to send them? Mine is 535 SW Moe St. Pullman, WA 99163. THANKS!)

Allison said...

Cute idea!

Laura Stewart said...

so cute!

Mary said...

I am excited to follow her blog now. Very cute bracelets!

Stephanie said...

These are so cute -- love them!

Little Lisa Gold said...

How cute they are! What a sweet idea. I would love to win one. Thank you for always hosting cool contests!

Anonymous said...

Love the penants dangling off the bracelet! Too cute!!

Evelin said...

awww... that's just so sweet! This is a really awesome tutorial! Thanks! :)

Ashley said...

Love her blog and love these bracelets!

Tracey said...

We are just about to start school holidays here in Australia so what a cool thing for the kids to do.
Thanks for the creative idea.
Love me :-)

brielle said...

Those are so cute and very simple to make! I'm going to get all my scraps out tonight and make some! Thanks for the "toot!"

5SMILESFORYOU! said...

I have 3 daughters that love to make friendship bracelets but we have never thought of using scraps of fabric! What a great idea! We call them sistership bracelets in our house when we make them for each other. LOL

Sandy said...

boy do these bring back memories! So much fun! Thanks for sharing a great idea!

Lois said...

these are precious, and a fun idea to do with my granddaughter. thanks for sharin the how to.
lois

cwmcdann said...

Oh, I know one little girl that will love this info. She is all about her friends and just at the age that she wants to try "crafty" things. Thanks for the idea. I'm heading to your blog next!

jenn h said...

What a cute bracelet!! Thanks for sharing this cute project :)

Jessica @ jessicaNdesigns said...

That is such a cute idea!!

SuZeQ said...

Oh my ... you have no idea how badly I'd love to wint his. I'd give it to my bestie - my daughter!

Lisa said...

Oh so cute....now gotta check out this new blog:)

Beatriz said...

Hey, this is a lovely idea Lizzy! I love Mandi blog too and it will be so fun to see all the tutorials :)

Michelle said...

What a wonderful girlfriend gift. My daughters love to make special gifts. I know this one will be one of their favorites! Thank you for sharing!

Missusg said...

what a fantastic idea for left over fabric!! i can't wait to try... i wonder what i could cut up!!! LOL

Shona said...

So fun! I love friendship bracelets - I still wear one that my daughter made for me several years ago!

Gina said...

Cute idea! My daughter wore one friendship bracelet on her wrist for over a year without ever taking it off!

Janet said...

Love the super cute and feminine touch to the classic friendship bracelet. This is a must try this summer!

Anonymous said...

I love those bacelets!!! They are really cute

Jenn said...

So stinkin' cute!!!!

JennC said...

Those have to be the most darling friendship bracelets ever!!!

Joni J. said...

These are so much fun...my teen daughter has been making some this summer as well! My 2 year-old has tan lines from her "mini" friendship bracelets.:P

Amanda Profumo said...

These are so cute! This is the perfect thing for my 6 year old daughter and I to do today... it's raining! Thanks for the idea and the inspiration!

ChrissyG said...

OH these are just way tooo cute! I need to make some for my friends:)

Anna V said...

beautiful!

c.darwin said...

Easy, fun, and pretty! Thanks for all the summer fun in store.

Gayle215 said...

These are totally adorable. Make one for every back to school outfit! I know of two little girls who will love making these with me!

terri said...

So cool!! Think I will have to do this when I go to visit my friend this month!!

HeatherOz said...

How fun! I'm thinking my daughter and I should make them together. I'll make one for her and she can make one for me. Then we'll both make one for our baby Daisy.

Jane Hasty said...

So funny! My daughter, nieces and I have been making our version of friendship bracelets whenever we are hanging out at together at gramma's house this summer. Such fun for all ages!

Nicole G said...

I think my teenage daughter and her friends would love this way to make friendship bracelets. I think Mom would love one 2! ;o)

Can't wait to see what else you have in store!

patty said...

cute friendship bracelet! would love to make some with my girl...
thanks for the chance to win...

Valerie P. said...

my two daughters, who are best friends would love these bracelets!:)

pangaloon said...

Beautiful, simple, and stylish. So glad I found your blog too. x Jo

Aimee said...

Enjoyed going through mandy's blod. She is now a favorite to follow. Love the twist on friendship bracelets. Very cute!

Annette said...

what a cute project and a great use for all of our scraps we just can not part with!!

Marti said...

OK- those are super cute! Thanks for sharing how to make and for the chance to win!

Pam said...

Adorable! if you don't have a ton of fabric lying around like I do, you could make a quick trip to Goodwill to buy some used shirts or skirts. Save the buttons for another project!

Shannon :-) said...

How fun,cute and easy! Thanks for sharing!!

Shannon

Mel said...

Over the Holiday weekend, we made a TON of friendship bracelets out of paracord. I can't get enough of them, and these are to die for cute!

Meagan Howard said...

Adorable!! What a cute idea--think I might make some friendship bracelets for my bridesmaids for my upcoming August wedding! :)

michelle louise said...

These are lovely, just one question what is fray-check and where can I buy some? Sorry if this is a silly question!

toots2u said...

what a fun project to do with friends or at a birthday party!

McKenna said...

HOW CUTE! I am definetly making some of these with my best buds! Thanks for sharing!

Anelsie said...

So cute!!! Would love to receive that package! :-) Thanks for the chance!
Anelsie

JulieD said...

That looks so fun! And what's even better? The thought of receiving that package in the mail!

Tina said...

Those are precious! I totally remember friendship bracelets and when I was young I too made one out of cloth. Wish I still had it.

Latrice said...

Very fun. These would be great for a mom/ daughter couple too. Thanks for the giveaway Mandi!

Karissa and Mik said...

so cute!

Amy said...

What a cute idea! My three year old would love these! Oober cute!

JMCPhillips said...

So pretty!! Love that fabric!!!

Lucinda said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Love the idea and hope to find time to try it out soon!

Kim M said...

Such a cute idea!

Karen said...

super cute bracelets....awesome.

lmoline17 said...

those bracelets are so cute! i love the fabric she used!

Jen Thompson said...

squeal! How adorable are they? I would LOVE one!

mandi c said...

Love the little bunting ends! So cute. This is a great series Liz-thanks for putting this together!

Raimi said...

super cute!

Nancy Smith said...

What great summer fun....love the idea!

Danielle said...

agh, two of my fave friends, and I love this idea! So beautiful and simple! And what a fun idea to do this!

letter A studio said...

So sweet :) I know exactly who I would share one with. I'm sure it would make her day.

jenna leigh said...

sooo cute! i would love one! i never can make time to craft and would love a give away ;)

caroline o said...

These are so great, going to attempt to make them with my daughter this week. thanks for sharing

Ellie A. said...

OH Fun is this! Love it thanks for sharing :)

Sarah said...

Oh wow! That is the prettiest friendship bracelet I've ever seen! I love this idea. Thanks for the inspiration

Debbie said...

What a fun idea...having 3 daughters I'm always looking for great ideas....and for girls camp too!! Love her blog...and yours.....

Richardson said...

Oh my how fun those are. My daughter said "Mom lets make some for your medical ID bracelet alerts so they can be pretty too". So she is taking the alert tag off the ugly silver bracelet and making the braid and attaching it to the charm. Thanks for some creativeness.
Hugs,
Vicki R
sunraesban@yahoo.com

Terrie in AZ said...

I am so going to do this with my daughter....she is 14, so you know we can use all the Mom-daughter time we can : )

Meggan said...

I used to make those in High School-- Glad to see your bringing that back! :) They are so cute & a great way to bring back old memories. :)

Laci J said...

How cute! And perfect timing, I'm looking for ideas for my girl's bday, she wants jewelry.

Kristin Hayne said...

WOW.... love the idea for the girls in my life!!

cheryl a. said...

so fun! i remember friendship bracelets from growing up.

Stephanie Eaken said...

What cute bracelets!!

Amy{thosefunnylittlegirls} said...

Very cute

Kimber-Leigh said...

what a pretty bracelet...cute idea...going to have to do this with my girls!

Katey said...

I love these bracelets! I have always been a girl to love friendship bracelet! Such a cute idea!

Adri said...

Super cute!

Rose said...

ooo I love this! Very cute.

Rose
chocolatesoap(at)hotmail(dot)com

erika said...

I love it! Can't wait to try it. Thanks!

Dave and Brianna said...

CUTE bracelets!
Brianna

Joeygirl said...

Mandi you are a genius!!! Now I know what to do with all of my old fabric scraps...love these! Your blog is inspiring as well.

SoSoBella said...

darling. love these. and would love for my girls to wear them :)

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Great idea for making friendship bracelets and these are looking cool.

fishing tasmania said...

i found these bracelets very trendy and smart when you wear it!

Elizabeth Lee said...

simply gorgeous! appeals to the eco-geek in me as well! x

Kim Woods said...

this is totally going to be my daughter and her friend's project to keep them busy this week :)

accurate jewelry appraisals said...

I loved mandi's creativity. Its a great idea.I thin it will also wotk as a friendship band.Well thanks for sharing your idea.

{erisha} said...

you're really creative! thanks for sharing this idea. i'm addicted to your blog, so many mini projects to be inspired of. you've found yourself another new fan :D

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