Then, I thought it would be fun to have a crafting party and invite friends over to make some to put into the shoeboxes and to make another one for themselves to keep. We can take a picture of ourselves wearing the bracelet and include it in the shoebox! Sooo, plans are in the works for just that! I have other crafts in mind for that, as well, so that means more crafting parties!!!!!
- Embroidery string, in several colors
- Cardboard (I used a empty cake box)
- Pen or Pencil
- Something round for tracing a circle. (I used a canning lid)
- Clasp (optional)
Putting It All Together
Trace the circle and cut it out.
Slip the knotted end through the hole of the circle so it comes out the back. All that brown and white is the picture of the cake. If you want, you can tape down the knot to help you hold it in place.
Now for the fun part!
Going clockwise (to your left) count over 3 slits and remove that string from its slit.
Again, turn the empty slit to the bottom and repeat and repeat and repeat until you have a long enough weave to make a bracelet. Be sure to pull on the weave, from the back, every once in a while to keep it tight.
To do this, I carefully untied my knot and strung one string through the loop of the clasp. Then I tie my knot back. I did this for both ends. Next time I will add the clasp to one string after I tie the knot, but before I start crossing the strings. You can see the one string through the loop in the picture below.