Ahhh, I can feel summer in the air… I am looking forward to quality time with the girls and nothing brings about better chats than a good craft. Heather of Poppy Haus is with us today to share a simple and fun project that is sure to fit the bill…
At this time of year I usually make a few trips to the craft store to pick up supplies to help pass the long summer days. On my last visit I came home with bags and bags of these unfinished wood beads in various sizes. I have a few projects in mind for them, but I started off by following a tutorial found on Martha Stewart’s website to make this casual bib necklace. It was such a simple, lazy day project that I decided to modify it for kids as a bracelet using multiple colors of stretch cord. Found in the kids craft section, stretch cord is often used to make friendship bracelets. It comes in a variety of colors and textures, and has a little give, but stays elastic. Here’s how to make one like this (shown here on a 6 year old):
- ¾” wooden beads
- 3 colors 1mm stretch cord
- Scissors and Ruler
Count out 10-12 beads
Measure 3 strands of stretch cord at 18”
Holding ends together, thread cord through the first bead.
Pull the ends through, wrap them around the bead, and pull back through
Pull taut to secure, leaving about 2” of cord length at the end
Using the remainder of the cord, repeat looping and pulling through on the remaining beads until all ten are lined up snugly.
Double knot and tightly tug the cord taut at the end and trim to about 1/4”