DIY Mother’s Day Friendship Bracelets

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship Bracelets

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship Bracelets

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship Bracelets

Heads up, guys — Mother’s Day is Sunday! Moms rock, and mine is particularly awesome if you ask me. And now that my sister is a mom, too, I wanted to do something to celebrate all of the ladies in our family. So obviously I made friendship bracelets. Duh.

But not just any friendship bracelets — fancy ones with hearts! My nine-year-old self’s heart is exploding with the awesomeness of a heart friendship bracelet. If you want to make some matching ones for yourself and your mom, here’s the full how-to.

Get two colors of embroidery thread, and cut four lengths of each color, 36″ each. Tie together in a knot about 2″ from the ends. Tape or pin the ends down on a flat surface. Arrange the colors so that like colors are on the outsides, and the colors alternate inward.

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship Bracelets

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship BraceletsStarting with the left outer string (pink), cross it over the neighboring string (green), creating a shape like the number 4. Loop the pink around the back of the green and through. Pull toward the top until you’ve created a snug knot. Repeat this knot with the same two threads (you’ll always make the same knot twice on each string).

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship BraceletsOnce you’ve knotted twice around the green string, knot twice around the following pink string, and then the next green. Your original pink string that you’ve been knotting with should now be in the center.

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship Bracelets

 

Now take the pink string on the far right and mirror the process. Make a backwards 4 by crossing it over the next green string, loop around, pull through, and knot twice. Repeat this on the pink, then green strings.

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship Bracelets

When the right pink string reaches the center, knot it twice around the other pink string in the center. This will complete your first row. To make your second row, start with the green strings on the outsides and repeat the process.

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship BraceletsThe third and fourth rows will have slightly different steps. Begin the third row by taking the second string in from either side and making double knots around the outer strings. In this case, the green strings will knot over the pink strings.

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship BraceletsNext, take the pink string on the left side and make regular double knots (starting with a 4 shape) around the pink one next to it, then the green.

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship Bracelets

Repeat the process using the rightmost pink string, and mirror the knots you made on the left side (start with backwards 4 shape). When you get to the center, knot it around the other pink string.

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship BraceletsYou’ve completed row three; now repeat that row for your fourth.

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship BraceletsStart the process over and knot rows 1 and 2. You should start to see a heart pattern emerging.

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship BraceletsContinue with rows 3 and 4, and just keep repeating the process until your bracelet is long enough.

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship BraceletsFinally, knot the bracelet at the end and snip the extra thread, leaving enough to tie around your wrist.

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship Bracelets

I loved these things so much I made a whole bunch! (I even made a mini one for my niece.) Then I made my mom and sister have a photo shoot with me to model them all. Aren’t they adorable? I love that my sister’s baby bump is in the photos also.

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship Bracelets

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship Bracelets

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship Bracelets

Have fun experimenting with colors, and give these to all the moms in your life with lots of love. If you end up making them, be sure to Instagram a photo so we can all see. Happy Mother’s Day! xoxo

DIY Mother's Day Heart Friendship Bracelets


12 comments

  1. Wow…haven’t made one of these for forever. And a heart inside, genius! Thanks for bringing it back! I’m doing it.

  2. elaine costa on said:

    <3 <3 <3

  3. Kory on said:

    These are adorable! I used to have a light and hot pink one on my keys. So fun! :)

  4. So so cute!! Making friendship bracelets is probably the most fun activity ever, they should definitely not just be for kids! =)

  5. kulaithem on said:

    hi
    very cool idea
    do you have YouTube video to follow step by step
    thank u

  6. stephaine on said:

    I love the tips for making the bracelets

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