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Modern DIY Bracelets – Perfect for Summer Crafting with Girls

As a girl, I spent a lot of summer days lounging around making friendship bracelets of one form or another.  It started simply with trios of embroidery thread and eventually evolved into more intricate creations involving beads and other such adornments.  Lately, all sorts of inspiring DIY bracelet posts have cropped up around the web and it’s made me nostalgic for those uncomplicated summers.  


So today I’ve rounded up a dozen wonderful bracelet crafts.  Share them with a special young girl in your life and carry on the tradition.  Click through for the details.


Friendship bracelets at P.S. – I made this…

Dip dyed nautical rope bracelets DIY at …love Maegan.

Lester lace bracelets at I SPY DIY.

Summer bracelets DIY at Between the Lines.

Classic friendship bracelet DIY at Design Mom.

15 minute Mod Podge wooden bracelet at maya*made.

Summer kid craft: friendship bracelets at ohdeedoh. (Image: Caitlin McGauley)

DIY braided hex nut bracelet, DIY rope bracelet, and DIY friendship bracelet from Honestly…WTF.

Modern friendship bracelets DIY at A Beautiful Mess.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

echis June 28, 2011 at 11:19 am

LOVE the bracelets! Can’t wait to try the ribbon ones with my daughter and her neighborhood pals–THANKS


Meggie June 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I am a sucker for bracelets (the easy peasy way to jazz up any outfit) but really? Friendship bracelets for grown-ups? Ok, I’ll go along with it, but only if you make me one!


Julia Deering June 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I love home-made jewellery. My two children have made lots recently. Check out some of the pieces in my collection here.


Very simple ideas for pre-schoolers to enjoy.


Lauren July 22, 2011 at 5:01 am

Great round up. Thank you!


Anna December 20, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Thank you so much for this post. Was wondering what to do this Christmas when my nieces come over. Thanks for the ideas. :)


Bakeca Incontri Bari December 23, 2011 at 10:12 am

Great bracelet! Thanks for sharing!


JFUHandMade Jewelry December 26, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Love ur jewelry


Anonymous December 27, 2011 at 1:32 am

what are the natural bracelets actually called? and does anyone have a link on how to make them?


osaid February 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

lovely collection of bracelets….thanks for sharing


Donne Milano February 22, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I love your idea…I’ll try it!


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Natalie Russell October 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Can i buy these off you?


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