Embroidery Floss Wrap Bracelets: A New Take on the Friendship Bracelet {Tutorial}

As a child, I can remember summer days filled with creating unique embroidery floss bracelets for myself and my friends. Now that I’m a little bit older, I’m looking for unique ways to bring those friendship bracelets back to life. I want to skip the safety-pin tied to a pillow or my perfectly broken in blue jeans and create something modern.

I love the look of embroidery floss knotted bracelets at the beach or for those days when I just want to hang out, but I want a fresh look when I hit the town in a polished dress or my favorite wrap sweater. Knotted bracelets just won’t cut it for those occasions.

These Embroidery Floss Wrap Bracelets are easy to make and will take you less time to create than those knotted friendship bracelets I mentioned earlier. Here’s a list of what you will need to make a beautiful wrap bracelet of your own.

Wood Bangle

Embroidery Floss

Hot Glue Gun

Glue for Glue Gun

Scissors

Ruler

Directions:

Cut lengths of embroidery floss into 2-3 yard sections. It is best if you cut all your floss first. It will make it easier to transition through the colors as you start wrapping.

Lay out your embroidery floss in the order you would like them on your bangle. For example, if you are using pink, red, and yellow, line up your floss in that order across your work surface so that your can work quickly once you have applied your hot glue.

Working from the inside of your bangle, apply a dab of hot glue to the surface then place the end of your first length of embroidery floss into the glue being careful not to place your fingers directly onto the glue. Hot glue is very hot and will burn your skin, use precaution.

I found it best to not place the end of the floss directly into the glue. I placed a dab of glue in the center of the bangle then placed the end of the string toward the bottom of the bracelet form. This gave me an area to hold onto as I pulled the floss tight to wrap it around the bangle.

Begin wrapping the embroidery floss around the bangle, ensuring that you are pulling the string tightly around the edges and making sure that you are leaving no gaps between each wrap. If necessary, you may wish to wrap a second time between spaces that inevitably will occur.

When you’ve reached the end of your rope, glue the end down using the hot glue gun and add your second color string as described above. Repeat this process until your entire bangle is wrapped in embroidery floss and finish with a dab of glue.

Allow glue to dry completely and wear your wrap bracelet proudly.

For more bracelet ideas using embroidery floss, check out The Neon Wrap Bracelet and Wrap Bracelet DIY, both of which provided the inspiration for completing the Wrap Bracelet Tutorial I shared today.

12 Comments

  1. Leah says:

    Your bracelets look great – I could see them stacked with some skinny bangles or just worn one at a time.

  2. These are too cute! My daughter would love these… I’ll have to try to make some for her!

  3. I love these! Going to make some with my daughter! Thanks for sharing. Pinning this.

  4. These are wonderful! love that you can make them whatever colors you need! thaks for sharing! featuring these on our FB page tonight! ;)

  5. Sacha Schroeder says:

    So neat! I want to try to make these!

  6. jamie braun says:

    my daughter would love this! i cant wait to try & make them with her

  7. Sylvia Ortiz says:

    This is a great craft project for the pre-teens – to make and share with their friends.

  8. Raye W says:

    These are really cute. I love the thought of making them to match different outfits. They’d make great gifts.

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