a simple diy to start off spetember. i love all the cute wish bracelets out there, but lets face it, they are pretty expensive for something that is supposed to fall off. i decided to try my hand at them & am quite happy with how they came out. i think they’d make great gifts for young ladies beginning high school or even college. maybe one as birthday present or good luck type of gift.
first thing, gather your supplies:
+ crochet thread (100% cotton, you want it to disintegrate with time) worked & looked the best, but feel free to experiment with all sorts of different strings.
+ pyrite nuggets, crystals, small gold beads, anything you think will look good on the thread
+ maybe some no-fray glue
+ & possibly a bead needle or glue to help thread the bead(s).
assembly is pretty easy. i cut a thread much larger than i needed and made a double knot somewhere in the middle. i strung on the bead(s) & double knotted as close to the other side of the bead as possible. this is probably the trickiest part and it may take a few failed attempts to get it just right. to finish i just double knotted about 5 inches from the bead on either side & trimmed the excess. you can add a bit of no-fray glue if you’d like.
to package i cut a 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ square from kraft card stock & hand wrote “tie on & make a wish”. you can write anything really: happy birthday, good luck, you can do it!, or a cutesy quote. to attach the bracelet simply puncture a hole on either side (about 1/2″ from the edge), and cut from the edge to that hole. then, just slide in the bracelet on either side, secure it with a bow on the back, & voila!
you can also stamp the card stock, scallop the edges, use pretty scrapbook paper, print out the message, and even include “wear it until it falls off & your wish will come true”.
happy wish making.