How to Make a Floral Friendship Bracelet

4 Mar

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Hello everyone,

The imminent approach of spring is usually all it takes to put one in my step, but after the brutal winter we’ve endured, thoughts of spring have already given way to visions of a warm, sunny summer.  I am looking forward to beach days, summer birthday parties, and outdoor weddings.  I have two summer weddings to look forward to this year, and in what’s becoming a growing and welcome trend, both of the brides have requested no wedding gifts.  This classy gesture is a testament to the purity of the occasion and the couple’s heartfelt desire to simply share their special moment with loved ones.  Ironically, this makes me want to give a gift even more!

So what do you give to a bride who wants nothing more than your friendship?  In thinking about how to express my feelings, while respecting the bride’s request, I came across this pretty DIY floral friendship bracelet by A Fabulous Fete.  Making my own fun, floral friendship bracelets for the bride and bridesmaids struck me as the perfect way to provide a small, thoughtful, yet tangible token of that friendship. Let me know what you think!

babys-breath-friendship-bracelet-2You’ll need: Colorful strands, tape, scissors, and a sturdy bloom like babys breath.

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1: Knot the top of your strands and tape down to a flat surface.

2: Pull one string out of the group, loop under the rest of the string, back around and through itself like a knot.

3: Pull each knot up tight.

4: Once you are about an inch down, make a knot, but this time insert the stem of a small piece of your bloom. continue to make the knots, tucking in the stem until it is covered.

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5: Keep adding your flowers until you have a long enough piece to create your bracelet, then end with a knot (as seen above).

babys-breath-friendship-bracelet-10A Fabulous Fete is a blog by event designer, Lauren. Check out all the party and home goodies at A Fabulous Fete – The Shop.

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24 Responses to “How to Make a Floral Friendship Bracelet”

  1. .MIS. Manhattan Image & Style March 4, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    So cute! I love this DYI! <3

    Diana
    http://www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com
    New Blog Post: [Outfit Idea] A Trendy Day

  2. ELW Essence March 4, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    So pretty!

  3. ELW Essence March 4, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    Love the look, so me!

  4. FatFreeFashion March 4, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    Fun! Great idea for boho bridesmaids.

    Lindsay,
    http://www.fatfreefashion.com

    • myfavesjournal March 6, 2014 at 2:06 am #

      She is the boho type. I think I might do it. Thank you for your help.

  5. Merrissa March 4, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

    so cute!!

  6. Elisa d 'Almeida March 4, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    Lovely Idea!!! *

  7. reversecommuter March 4, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    SO pretty! What a clever craft – definitely trying it once the snow disappears!

    • myfavesjournal March 6, 2014 at 2:11 am #

      Yes, yes and share it with us. I would love to see. A Fabulous Fete Blog is amazing!

  8. Cowboys and Crossbones March 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    I love the idea of no gifts at a wedding! And, this bracelet has the perfect personal touch to give to the bride. Love it!

    • myfavesjournal March 6, 2014 at 2:14 am #

      Great, I am glad you think so. I am going to start working on my crafting skills soon :).

  9. FreeUrCloset March 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    This is a great personal gift. And so perfect for spring/summer brides and bridesmaids. This would also look amazing as a head wreath.

    • myfavesjournal March 6, 2014 at 2:18 am #

      You’re so right! I didn’t think of the similarity of the head wreath. Oh you’re so crafty!

  10. SerachShiro March 5, 2014 at 8:14 am #

    Hi what a very original lovely idea and I would like to have such beautiful bracelet :) !

    • myfavesjournal March 6, 2014 at 2:23 am #

      Thank you so much for your help. I am definitely going to give it a try.

  11. dannadesigns March 5, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

    Very pretty and love the boho touch!

  12. Sannam and Style March 7, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    That bracelet is screaming spring to me! Great idea! xo

  13. whatwewear March 8, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    what an amazing idea! thanks for sharing, we definitely want to try this one!
    xoxo

  14. essentjewels March 13, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    These are so pretty and dainty love the idea!

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