It’s been an interesting few weeks for everyone, hasn’t it? Coronavirus is changing the way we live and I want to acknowledge that, but I don’t want to focus on negative things. I hope you are all safe and healthy at home and are doing your best to entertain yourselves. My craft this week is to keep you positive.
I’ve made a mountain bracelet to remind myself of the things that make me happy. In this case, that’s hiking, camping, being outdoors, etc. I plan to wear it every day to keep my spirits high.
You don’t need many supplies and it takes about 15 minutes to craft.
You can get the supply list below.
Mountain bracelet supplies
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Step 1: create the bracelet band
Cut two pieces of embroidery thread. When folded in half, each piece should be able to wrap the whole way around your wrist.
If you feel these are too long, you can cut them down later. It’s better to have more slack at first.
Step 2: string the embroidery thread through the charm
Slide the thread through the mountain charm and tie a knot right beside it like in the image above.
Step 3: tie knots at the ends of the bracelet
At the end of the bracelet bands, tie a knot. This keep the bands from sliding through the closure we’ll add in the next step.
Keep the bands in this position (in the image) for the next step.
Step 4: create the closure
Find the intersection of the bands and create a closure around them.
Cut another piece of embroidery thread about 6″ long and use a series of square knots (about 5) to create a closure.
If you’re not sure how to make a square knot, watch this video.
When you’re finished, test pulling the bands back and forth through the closure. You should easily be able to loosen and tighten the bracelet. All good? Great.
This is completely optional, but it’s beneficial to super glue the knots to make sure they don’t come apart.
When you’re finished, you should have something that looks like this.
This is a great craft to make on your own, with your kids, with friends, etc. You could even make this on a virtual craft chat!
I’d love to get your thoughts! Leave them in the comments.