Keep Calm and Craft On

Need a fun activity to do with your girlfriends?  How about crafting?  Recently we were so lucky to spend the entire weekend with our besties. We did the usual sitting around eating goodies, drinking coffee, shopping, and whole lot of giggling!  But we decided to spice things up and throw a craft party.  We wanted our craft to be something unique yet useful, easy to travel with since 2 of our BFFS came from other cities, and simple enough to complete while lots of chitter-chatter took place.  Trina found instructions to make braided T-shirt bracelets.  We collected a few soft T-shirts that were no longer being used by our family members and cut them into strips. We gathered the rest of the supplies and followed the directions for completing a 6 strand braid. With a little trial and error and a lot of laughter we each made a fashionable bracelet that is certainly on trend.  We all decided that crafting together is fun…even the skeptical ones want another go at it the next time we are all fortunate enough to be together.  I say the sooner the better!  Eat Sleep Craft!!!

Materials:

  • Old t-shirts
  • glue
  • scissors

Directions

1. Take 6 pieces of fabric, mine are about 45 cm long and 1,5 cm wide. Place something heavy on top to keep them in place.
2. Take right strip and follow the red line in the picture.
3. It should look like this.
4. Take the left strip and follow the red line in the picture.
5. It should look like this.
6. Now repeat steps 2 and 4. Pull on them, but not too tight!
7. Keep braiding until you have ure desired length.
8. Get you’re glue gun or some textile glue and place a stripe of glue on top of the end. Do this on both sides.
9. Cut the fabric that is on the other side of the glue strip. Not the braided side!
10. It should look like this.
11. Put some glue on the outside of the braid, like shown in the picture.
12. Place the other outside against it and push them together until the glue has dried.
13. Measure the width of youre braid.
14. Cut a piece of fabric. The size should be 2x the width of your braid + 1 cm.
15. Fold the piece of fabric around the part where the bracelet is attached. And glue it together.

Braided T-Shirt Bracelets

bracelet

Gather your friends and supplies

bracelet 3

Make a 6 strand braid

barcelet2

Finish the braid and connect ends with hot glue

bracelt 4

Voila!

*We followed the directions from Lana Red

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