DIY No-Sew Felt Flower Bracelets

Here’s a super cute DIY spring and summer craft idea for kids that you can knock out in less than an hour: Easy no-sew felt flower bracelets. I love how cheery these no-sew felt flower bracelets look. And it’s nice to be able to make a cute project without having to drag out my sewing machine.The trick is VELCRO® Brand Plant Ties. So what are plant ties you ask? It’s basically a roll of colored thin VELCRO® Brand fasteners (I have these in yellow, pink, green and red and they also come in blue and black) that sticks to itself. Yep, IT STICKS TO ITSELF! So cool. You’re supposed to use to tie up your plants in the garden which I did last year to help my peas hang onto their trellis.I liked the VELCRO® Brand Plant Ties in the garden but I also thought it could make a great bracelet. It’s easy to cut and not the least scratchy on the back. You could also make this project using VELCRO® One-Wrap Straps OR VELCRO® Get A Grip Straps in Multi-Colored, which are basically the same stick-to-itself concept that are used to keep cords and wires looking neater. Either way it’s a kid-friendly, no-sew craft to brighten your spring and summer days exploring outside.

Easy DIY no-sew felt flower bracelets {free pattern}

How to make Easy DIY felt flower bracelets free no-sew pattern. Cute spring and summer craft activity to do with kids! [spring craft ideas| summer craft ideas | kids craft ideas | Easter craft for kids | no-sew crafts | felt crafts | DIY jewelry]

Here’s a super cute DIY spring and summer craft idea for kids that you can knock out in less than an hour: Easy no-sew felt flower bracelets.

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I love how cheery these no-sew felt flower bracelets look. And it’s nice to be able to make a cute project without having to drag out my sewing machine.

Easter craft ideas for kids Spring craft ideas for kids Summer craft ideas for kids

The trick is VELCRO® Brand Plant Ties. So what are plant ties you ask? It’s basically a roll of colored thin VELCRO® Brand fasteners (I have these in yellow, pink, green and red and they also come in blue and black) that sticks to itself. Yep, IT STICKS TO ITSELF! So cool. You’re supposed to use to tie up your plants in the garden which I did last year to help my peas hang onto their trellis.

Easter craft ideas for kids Spring craft ideas for kids Summer craft ideas for kids

I liked the VELCRO® Brand Plant Ties in the garden but I also thought it could make a great bracelet. It’s easy to cut and not the least scratchy on the back.

Easter craft ideas for kids Spring craft ideas for kids Summer craft ideas for kids

You could also make this project using VELCRO® One-Wrap Straps OR VELCRO® Get A Grip Straps in Multi-Colored, which are basically the same stick-to-itself concept that are used to keep cords and wires looking neater. Either way it’s a kid-friendly, no-sew craft to brighten your spring and summer days exploring outside.

Easter craft ideas for kids Spring craft ideas for kids Summer craft ideas for kids

Required Material:

  • Kathy’s free flower bracelet pattern
  • VELCRO® Brand Plant Ties – comes in pink, yellow, blue and green plus red at holiday time OR VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP Straps OR VELCRO® Brand Get A Grip Straps in Multi-Colored
  • Felt in assorted colors
  • Disappearing ink pen
  • Tape measure or clear plastic ruler
  • Paper scissors
  • Good fabric scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Embroidery scissors

    How to make DIY no-sew felt flower bracelets:

    Gather your supplies. Print and cut out my free printable flower bracelet template. The free pattern is sized for kids so just increase the size on a copier if you’d like them larger.

Cut out flowers pieces in assorted felt colors. You can trace the pattern using disappearing ink pen onto the lighter colors, and for darker colors, just hold the pattern tightly to the felt and cut. No need to be perfect. You can even free-hand some pieces without using a pattern at all. See all the cute felt flower pieces for the bracelets? Now just layer them up. Cut more as needed and play around to make the cute flower stacks for the bracelets. Cut a piece 3/8″ piece of VELCRO Plant Tie as a pattern for cutting slits in the felt flower pieces. Center it on your flower piece. Mark slits above and below the pattern using a disappearing ink pen.Now it’s time to cut the bracelet slits. First I tried using fabric scissors and I overshot big time – they’re just too big for me to handle on such a small cut. So then I used a seam ripper to get the bracelet slit started on each ends and followed up with tiny embroidery scissors to cut through the middle and it worked really well. Repeat on your other flower pieces. And here are three pieces ready to become a flower. Measure your wrist and add about 1.5″-2″ to it for threading through the flower and overlap to close on your wrist. This batch of flower bracelets were for my 2-year-old Elise. Cut a piece of VELCRO® plant tie to this length. Thread the end of the VELCRO® Plant Tie strip through the slit flower layers. Felt is naturally going to stick to the VELCRO® hook (scratchy) side, so when you thread it through, try to thread it so that the felt is touching the smooth side. Go slowly so to avoid tearing a bigger slit into your felt. Thread the flower onto the VELCRO® Plant Tie so that it’s almost in the middle of your Plant Tie — remember that you cut some extra for overlap so it should be slightly to one side. Now thread the end back through the other slit stack, which will make a cute little color in the middle of your flower. You can either try to match the color to your flower middle or choose a cute contrasting color. Now just wrap the felt flower bracelet around your wrist and overlap the VELCRO® Plant Tie to close. You can snip off any extra as needed.

courtesy: Merriment Design

How to make a wide pearl bead bangle bracelet

Do you like wide bangle bracelet? Here, I’ll show you a tutorial on how to make a wide pearl bead bangle bracelet at home.

Step 1: Required Materials :

  • 16x8mm White Glass Pearl Beads
  • 8mm White Round Pearl Beads
  • 8mm Transparent Acrylic Beads
  • Blue Drop Beads
  • 8x6mm Clear Faceted Beads
  • 2mm Gold Aluminum Wire
  • 0.3mm Gold Copper Wire
  • Diagonal Plier
  • Stainless-Steel Scissor
  • Glue Gun

Step 2: Make the Frame of the Bangle Bracelet and Add Pearl Beads

1st, cut a piece of 2mm gold aluminum wire with a length about 55cm. Then, fold the gold aluminum wire into a rectangle and wrap the two open ends with 0.3mm gold copper wire. Twist the rectangle into a ring (as shown in the picture);

2nd, cut a piece of 0.3mm gold copper wire and wrap it on to one side of the circular gold aluminum wire(as shown in the picture). Then, thread a 8mm white round pearl bead and fix it onto the gold aluminum wire by wrapping the gold copper wire onto the gold aluminum wire. Repeat this step to add more 8mm white round pearl beads onto the gold aluminum wire (as shown in the picture);

Step 3:

3rd, repeat the above step to add enough 8mm white round pearl beads onto the gold aluminum wire on the other side;

Step 4: Add the Middle Pearl Flower

1st, cut a piece of 0.3mm gold copper wire and combine 5 16x8mm white glass pearl beads into a flower (as shown in the picture);

2nd, add the pearl bead flower into the middle of the bangle bracelet with 0.3mm gold copper wire;

Step 5: Add Blue Drop Beads and Transparent Acrylic Beads

1st, cut a piece of 0.3mm gold copper wire and add a blue drop bead into the bottom right space between the two 16x8mm white glass pearl beads by wrapping one end of the copper wire onto the nether side of the bangle bracelet and the other end onto the middle copper wire that combines the pearl flower with the bangle bracelet (as shown in the picture);

2nd, repeat the above step to add another blue drop bead into the left corresponding place;

3rd, cut a piece of 0.3mm gold copper wire and add two 8mm transparent acrylic beads into the top right space between the two 16x8mm white glass pearl beads by wrapping one end of the copper wire onto the upper side of the bangle bracelet and the other end onto the middle copper wire (as shown in the picture);

4th, repeat the above step to add two another 8mm transparent acrylic beads into the left corresponding place;

5th, repeat the first step to add a blue drop bead into the top right space between the two 16x8mm white glass pearl beads and another blue drop bead into the top left space between the two 16x8mm white glass pearl beads.

Step 6: Add White Pearl Beads

1st, cut a piece of 0.3mm gold copper wire. Then, wrap one end of the copper wire onto the nether side of the bangle bracelet and string 4 8mm white round pearl beads;

2nd, thread another 8mm white round pearl bead and wrap the copper wire onto the upper side of the bangle bracelet. Then, continue to thread 3 more 8mm white round pearl beads and wrap the copper wire onto the nether side of the bangle bracelet. In this way, a white pearl bead loop comes into being;

3rd, repeat the above step to add another white pearl bead loop beside the white pearl loop made just now;

4th, repeat the above steps to add two white pearl bead loops into the right corresponding place of the bangle bracelet.

Step 7: Here Is the Final Look of the Wide Bangle Bracelet

Wearing this wide bangle bracelet, you’ll surely stand out from the crowd. Store-bought bangle bracelets can be costly, but you can create your own stylish bangle bracelet at home for a fraction of the price. Come on and have a try!

courtesy: PandaHall

How to make coconut shell bracelet – Step by step

This tutorial shows how to make coconut shell bracelet. Making jewelry with their hands out of scrap materials is very economical. And if the material at hand and more natural, and the eco-friendly. Total – triple benefits: environmentally friendly, economical and exclusive decoration.

Materials and tools: coconut, jigsaw, sandpaper, paint in the tank, acrylic paint, lacquer furniture, brush.
Step 1: Select coconut
Should choose a coconut on the following criteria:
first of all pay attention to the size of a nut, as he later will have to be worn on your wrist;
the nut should be a regular shape, smooth surface, without any defects.
Step 2: Select the desired width of the band and we put two pencil circle perimeter.

Step 3: hacksaw or jigsaw make two cut severely on labels.

Step 4: delete the contents of the inner blank.

Step 5: treat an outer surface with sandpaper to obtain a smooth surface smooths cutting places.

Step 6: The cover the outer portion of the preform gold paint from the container.

Step 7: treat an outer surface with fine sandpaper. The structure has a hollow coconut-veins. After treatment, sandpaper the paint will remain only in the veins. Get a nice natural and unique pattern. Cover the outer surface of the preform acrylic lacquer.

Step 8: After drying acrylic lacquer cover furniture varnish in several layers to form a hard glossy surface.
Important! Furniture polish is quite aggressive, so if you put it in a layer of acrylic varnish, and paint directly on top, it will corrode it, and the whole picture will be erased.
I specifically did not varnish the inner surface of the bracelet. That, in addition to the beautiful natural pattern from the bracelet, was still and pleasant coconut flavor.

Source: liveinternet

DIY Folded Paper Bracelets (Tutorial)

I remembered a fun way to use it. Cleaning out some paperwork I came across an ancient photocopied sheet of instructions for making folded paper bracelets. I remember making these as a teenager, and I knew my kids would love to transform their paintings into wearable art so we got out the pile of paintings got to work!

To make a folded paper bracelet you need to begin by cutting lots of strips of paper.

Source: picklebums.com

DIY Beautiful Friendship Bracelet

Friendship bracelets are a great craft that you can take anywhere! They’re especially nice for people who have failed repeatedly at learning to knit and crochet. And as a bonus, I feel like learning how to make a friendship bracelet. And embellish your DIY friendship bracelets.

You’ll need:

  • embroidery thread
  • a safety pin or tape
  • a pair of scissors

Start by cutting several strands of embroidery thread at about 24 inches each. Make sure there are two sets of each color. Combine the threads and tie a knot, leaving at least 3 inches of slack. Tape it to a flat surface or safety pin it to a pillow. Separate the two sets, arranging the strands in a mirror-image pattern with the outside strands the same color and so on moving inwards. Start on the left side with the outermost color (shown here in red) and make a forward knot by creating a 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening. Pull up and to the right to tighten. Make the same knot twice over each color. Continue knotting over each color, towards the right, until the outermost color has carried over to the middle. This is one half of the chevron pattern. Now pick up the outermost color on the right side (show here in red) and make a backward knot, creating a reverse 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening. Pull up and to the left to tighten. Don’t forget to knot twice over each color! Continue knotting towards the left until the outermost strand reaches the middle. Tie a backwards knot with the two middle strands to connect the two halves. Did you remember to knot twice? The first chevron row is complete! Continue with the the next color, which is now the outermost strand . . . Remembering the color order is important for the first few rows but after the 3rd or 4th row, the strands will fall nicely in place. Finish it with a knot and a braid. For a striped bracelet, cut one set of colors and simply carry the outermost color all the way through to the right side. For an assymetrical chevron, mix the colors when dividing them into 2 sets. Be sure to count the number of strands so you know when to stop in the middle each time. For an embellished bracelet, take a small piece of rhinestone chain, glue it to the top of the bracelet and stitch embroidery thread between each rhinestone with an embroidery needle.Source

Beautiful Elegant beaded pin bracelets

Jewelry has attracted women of all ages since the ancient times. Few girls in the world can pass by a jewelry store without looking at the sparkling showcase of bracelets, pendants, or earrings. And even if they can’t afford anything, they at least want to try on one of those beautiful things. However, if you use a little effort and patience, you’ll be able to create a worthy alternative to store-bought jewelry.

Required material for Beaded pin bracelets:

  • safety pins
  • beads with a large hole
  • hat elastic

Take a look, what beauty is derived from such a simple material.