Craft Conundrum: What to Do with Friendship Bracelets?

Craft Conundrum: What to Do with Friendship Bracelets?

Tara Bellucci
Sep 22, 2011

Typing all day, peeling nail polish, or fluttering while talking-- my hands just can't stay still. So it didn't take much more than a few trend reports and a breeze through a fabric store before I restarted one of my favorite crafts from childhood: making friendship bracelets. Since I'm not trying to score an invite to a superfun co-ed sleepover birthday, help me: how can I decorate with friendship bracelets?

When I saw the return of the friendship bracelet in Vainstyle's trend report, I was instantly hooked all over again. Maybe someday I'll pick up a useful hobby like knitting, but for right now, the repetitive knotting of friendship bracelets is soothing and automatic. Which is why I anticipate always having more than I can give away, slowly drowning in a sea of colorful embroidery floss. Here are some preventative measures I've come up with:

Shadowbox collection:Pick the "butterflies" of the group, pin and display in shadowboxes.
Perk up a pillow: Use bracelets as piping, or sew onto the cover in a pattern.
Deck the halls: Tie bracelets together to form garland and dress a tree.

Does anyone else have this problem? Do you have suggestions for me? Share in the comments!


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