{Make it} Interiors ideas for friendship bracelets

Did you go through a phase in your teens of obsessively making friendship bracelets? I know I did, and after seeing lots of layered up friendship bracelets in fashion shots on Pinterest, I could almost hear the embroidery threads calling to me to make some again.

This time, however. I thought I’d make them to brighten up my home rather than the wrists of me and my friends. I’ve had these double-sided photo frames for a while (you can get them from Decorator’s Notebook), and each frame is strung with recycled sari tie. I swapped the sari for a pair of matching friendship bracelets, each looped around a simple silver jewellery jump ring to hook over a nail or hook on the wall.

I have a huge collection of glass jars and vases. I’ve always loved the idea of looping necklaces round the necks of bottles, and decided to use a couple of bright friendship bracelets instead. The great thing about this is you can use colours in the bracelets to perfectly suit your colour scheme at home.

Glass drop with friendship bracelet | Growing SpacesFinally, I replaced the ribbon I use to hang this glass drops with a friendship bracelet and I love how it shows off the vibrant colours, as well as the contrast between the knotted texture of the bracelet and the sleek glass.

 

 

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  1. April 30, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    I’m definitely going to reignite my love of making friendship bracelets and try some of these lovely ideas. Thanks for mentioning our frames too xx

  2. May 1, 2014 / 6:55 am

    Loving the hanging frames with the bracelets. I definitely want a go!

    • Heather Young May 8, 2014 / 5:17 pm

      You’re great with all your framed pics so this is a perfect idea for you x

  3. May 1, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    Brilliant idea! I have loads of these hanging around somewhere…I used to spend hours making them.

    • Heather Young May 8, 2014 / 5:16 pm

      Annoyingly I can’t find any of my old ones, though I’m sure I put them somewhere safe.

  4. May 3, 2014 / 8:27 pm

    This is so cute.

    I must be honest, I’ve never made a friendship bracelet. You have totally inspired me now. Thank you. Have a great bank Holiday weekend x

    • Heather Young May 8, 2014 / 5:16 pm

      I can’t believe you’ve never made a friendship bracelets. We will have to have a crafting session! x

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