I spent the last two weeks in Portland visiting family and enjoying all the perks of having a house with a craft store nearby.
One craft I was dying to revisit this time around was that old summer camp standby: the knotted friendship bracelet.
Friendship bracelets are, surprisingly, super en vogue these days. And, even more surprisingly, making one felt a little bit intimidating! We bought a giant 100-pack of colored strings at the local Michael’s and then I spent about three days just looking at them, feeling entirely overwhelmed. Once I finally dove in, I discovered that some things never change.Tying multicolored knots in a chevron pattern, for example, is just like riding a bike.
A quick how-to and some old-school friendship bracelet inspiration for you, after the jump!
When making a knotted friendship bracelet, you need to remember the rule of FOUR. That is, you lay your string in the shape of a number four before making your knot. 4. Got it?
I found this how-to video on You Tube. It’s a little long but while watching it I found myself getting really excited to try a few ideas of my own:
And, some high fashion ladies sporting their own (DIY? Questionable) knotted friendship bracelets. Enjoy!