Friday, July 22, 2011

friendship bracelets

 remember friendship bracelets?
i use to spend hours and hours making friendship bracelets
since the weather still hasn't decided to improve
 i thought that making friendship bracelets would be a fun afternoon activity with my girls
i have no idea why, but i use to make mine out of plastic string 
(that was probably the "in" thing back in the '80's)
i am sure they were beautiful
but i wanted to make something out of the scraps of fabric that i had hanging around

i scoured the web for inspiration and found this lovely tutorial

i grabbed some fabric
had the girls choose which ones they wanted

and spent the afternoon whipping up some fun friendship bracelets

they were so fun and easy to make that we whipped up a few more to
add to the goody bags for zoe's upcoming birthday

hubs has assured me that boys wear friendship bracelets too
boy, i sure hope so!


Mrsink said...

What a great idea! I bet they had fun!

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

How cute! Wow, I used to make friendship bracelets too, wayy back in the day! :) It's so cute to be reminded...and I'm sure it was just magical for your girls! :)

megan lane said...

those are so pretty!! i can't wait to do fun crafts like that with my kids one day :)

Jzabela said...

i used to make my friendship bracelets out of plastic string too..all sorts of fluorescent colors! what an excellent idea :)

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Jozen, those fabric ones are so sweet! When I was young, we used string that we bought at the craft store or the plastic string (though I preferred the regular string feel on my wrist better).

Have a happy weekend, my darling friend.

Becky said...

Oh, I really like those with the fabric -- better than the traditional embroidery thread!

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Paper-Charmed said...

omg! i remember those! good one! :)

Elisse said...

Love this fabric take on friendship bracelets!! You always think of such fun projects to do with your girls!!!!

little t said...

Sooo much cuter with the strips of fabric!!

Sandy a la Mode said...

super cute!! they sure are coming back in style!!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

How adorable!! What a fun twist on the tradition one!

Elicia said...

love it! my sister and i make friendship bracelets too, with yarn or embroidery floss! and yes, boys like them :)