Tuesday, September 25, 2012

diy wrapped and knotted cord bracelet.

I want to share something with you.

I'm taking an improv class. I thought that this class would be the worst thing in the world because I was scared. I thought I was scared. 

Turns out, my improv class is my favorite class this semester. I get to laugh for an entire hour and fifteen minutes two days each week and surprisingly, there's zero pressure. What a privilege. And a testament to doing things you're absolutely entirely terrified to do. It's good for you--like vitamins. 

Hey, I made you a craft this afternoon! In fact, I improvised this craft. Look, professor! I'm applying what I learned in class to my every day life!

Super easy, super functional, super stripey. You're KNOT going to be scared to make this. I'm the funniest.

Knotted Cord Bracelet


Materials: Two 1.5 feet lengths of polycord (hardware store!) or other thick cord, four colors of embroidery floss--each 2.5 feet long, and a lighter to ensure that the polycord doesn't unravel.

1. Take two colors of embroidery floss and one length of cord. Tie embroidery floss onto cord about six inches down. You'll have one very short end of embroidery floss and one very long end.

2. Wrap the floss around the cord, leaving six inches of cord at the bottom. Knot the embroidery floss around the cord to secure. You can also put some clear nail polish on the knot to make sure it doesn't come loose.


3. Repeat steps 1-2 with the other length of cord and embroidery floss colors.


4. Holding both cords together, and make one knot in the middle.



5. Time to make a closure! Take the ends of the cord and cross them in the back so they lie on top of each other. Cut a foot long piece of embroidery thread and tie it onto the cords. Both ends of this piece of floss will be equal.


6. Knot using square knots. You'll want at least a half inch of knotting before tying both ends together to secure.


7. Trim the ends of the cord and melt the raw ends with a lighter to make sure it doesn't unravel.


Presto! 


You're going to look real nice wearing that knotted bracelet, kiddo.



4 comments:

  1. So cute! And so fun! I love big knots like that, going to give this one a go. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. thanks for reading, chelsea! craft away!

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    1. you my friend need a boy scout in your life
      here you go ... http://www.animatedknots.com/reef/

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