June 19, 2012

DIY: Friendship Bangles




I have some leftover strings from making friendship bracelets ("because you don't have friends!" - says you, zing!) so I bought some metal bangles from Value Village and dressed them up. The process is easy and it doesn't take very long. And if you get tired of it you can take it apart without damaging the bangle- I love these noncommittal DIYs.

Here are the steps:
1. Wrap the string around the bangle and knot it.

2. Start wrapping the string around the bangle and over the excessive string from the knot.

3. When you want to switch to a different string, knot another string with the previous and continue with step 2.


4. Once you are done, take some white glue and glue over the knots to keep it in place.

I made a few so I can stack them. They pretty much go with any summer outfits in my opinion. Have fun!
 {Photos by Travis and me; wearing DIY friendship bracelets, Alex & Ani bangles, DIY friendship bangles}

49 comments:

  1. Smart Idea ! :)

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  2. SO MANY BRACELETS. ahahah love it :) The chevrons remind me of summercamp ^^

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  3. thats a good idea, i also really like the top in these photos

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  4. So pretty! Gotta try that soon :)

    Xo, Imke

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  5. those bangles never fit me. i have super asian wrists

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  6. Such an easy DIY, lovely for summer!

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  7. awesome idea! thanks for sharing! i wish my bff was here so we can wear matching bracelets =(

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  8. oh wait, i can make some and send it over to her! hahaha duh

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  9. Nice concept. And, of course, you will inspire me to make some of these, too. Just like your D.I.Y. necklace. I was inspired to create one - http://www.heartprintandstyle.com/2012/05/candy-necklace.html

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  10. I am loving your ideas! I made the chevron bracelet and can't stop wearing it! So going to try this one next too :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

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  11. Wowzers i looove love love those bracelets!

    SSSx

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  12. This is super cute! D: and quite quirky for friends and stuff! yay : D

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  13. Looks so easy and I love how you can change the colors and take off the string whenever you want!

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  14. If you want to find all the cops,
    They're hanging out in the donut shop (Horton's)
    They sing and dance (Oh-Way-Oh)
    Something, something, something, Bangles.

    Nice DIY, I like the non-committal part too. You look nice in those sunglasses!

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  15. very creative!! love it ^_~

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  16. super cute and very easy to re-create! thx for this post!

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  17. oh I'm gonna make some of these, plenty of this so I can say I have plenty of friends :))) but this is very easy and I'm a sucker of DIY! thanks pretty lady! ooh have you tried diy ombre tights? :o

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  18. I have to try these!! Hope you are well hun :)

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  19. Love the bracelets!

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  20. really awesome tutorial. the bracelets are a really nice pop of color~ very unique. also nice to see another taiwanese blogger! :) keep in touch <3

    -Joyce
    carouselstreet.com

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  21. That actually is pretty easy. Love that you mixed the colors and then stacked the bangles. Oh, and I think I have a ring just like yours.

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  22. Great DIY ! thanks for sharing!

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  23. julie, we know you have friends! you have more than 2000 followers. :)

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  24. Looks super easy- and you could match them to absolutely anything!

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  25. Love the idea! Definitely going to try it out :)
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  26. so cool!! i love it!! and theyre so cute and fun!! thanks for the DIY!

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  27. Hey, it looks pretty easy! =) I use to do it in high school but don't remember how anymore now =)

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  28. Thanks for your sweet comment :)

    Love that bracelet - I'll have to try that DIY!

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  29. Thanks for the easy DIY! It seems like friendship bracelets are really trendy this year. I keep seeing DIY tutorials everywhere. The ones you made are really cute!

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  30. Inspiring, I have loads of material leftovers as well - maybe I'll follow your example and make cute things like this, too :) xoxo ♥

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