Saturday, July 7, 2012

Why Oh Why Do I Try DIY

After I botched that paint chip art thingy I promised I wouldn't be doing DIY posts.
I kept pinning friendship bracelet pictures on Pinterest.

Like this one:

Friendship bracelets

And this one:

DIY friendship bracelets

And this one:

DIY:: friendship bracelets

How cute are all of those?  And they look doable, so I couldn't help myself.
I used the tutorial over at Honestly WTF (best blog name ever btw)
And at first...I botched it.
Because, come on, it's me.  That's what I do.
I COULD NOT get the chevron pattern down.
So I cheated and did an easy braid and a fishtail braid.
And I think they look pretty cute.

I eventually read over the tutorial like four more times and figured out what they meant and now my chevron one is looking pretty good.
Of course, I made my first one way too short and turned it into a ring.

The best thing about this DIY is that when I showed Mike my completed bracelets, the first thing he said was, "Where's mine?"
Now that's a dude who is secure in his manhood.
Here he is rocking his friendship bracelet all weekend.

And I finally completed a pretty good one for myself.

If you want to attempt this DIY (and probably do it way better than me) read that tutorial five times, then buy a bunch of pretty thread OR this awesome kit at Walmart for only 4 smackaroos.
Then, grab a magazine to tape your bracelet to while you braid it, some tape, some scissors, and put on a good movie cause this is going to take forever.
Have fun!


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