Happy New Year everyone :)
Last week I shared a Tie Cuff DIY perfect for the guys in our lives! Today's Arrow Bracelet DIY is a take on oldschool friendship bracelets, but I'm using yarn rather than embroidery thread for a beefier look that works for girls and guys alike! You can use up to 3 colors of yarn and it's really easy to make-- try it with your kids too!
2 or 3 colors of yarn, marker or pen. That's it!
Set-Up/ Measure your yarn to be a wingspan, times two (double the width of your arms stretched like an eagle). If you're making a two color arrow bracelet, you'll need 2 strands of one color and 1 strand of another color (3 color arrow bracelet = 1 strand of each color). Line the 3 long strands up, fold in half and tie a knot at the center-point. Put your yarn colors in the pattern above.
Tip: Instead of pinning your loop to your pants (which ends up tangling in the pin), feed a marker through the loop and hold the marker under your knees or between toes or feet. Sounds weird, but toes works great because you have lots of room for pulling your knots.
Note: The yarn in the photo above didn't work well because it stretched... so I switched to a more regular chunky yarn below.
To create the arrow, we're going to work from both outsides towards the center. Visualize a divide down the middle of your bracelet-- that's where your arrow tip will meet each time.
Step 1- Take your "Left Main" (left-outside-strand) and tie two knots onto the first strand to the right. Take your "Right Main" (right-outside-strand) and tie two knots onto the first strand to the left.
Step 2- Tie two knots with your left main and right main on the next strand in.
Step 3- Once you're two Main's meet, tie them together twice to complete the Arrow.
Step 4- Repeat steps 1-2-3 with your new Left Main and Right Main. Repeat.
Note: Always tie two knots on each strand; your lines will show up more boldly and you'll see faster progress :)
Step 5/ Continue knotting arrows until you're bracelet fits comfortably around your wrist (with loop). To finish your bracelet off, make 2 braids with your 6 strands so that you can tie the braids through the loop each time you'd like to wear it.