Have fun with these easy friendship bracelet tutorials for beginners and make as many as you like for old and new friends alike.
How to Make Easy Friendship Bracelets for Beginners
Easy Friendship Bracelets for Beginners You and Your Kids Can DIY
I don't know about you, but I have been making friendship bracelets since I can remember. They are just so fun and easy to make!
There are many options to choose from, and you can be as creative as you want. Check out 19 of our favorite DIY friendship bracelets that are great for gifting, special holidays, or craft time!
1. Triple Braid Friendship Bracelet Tutorial
Getting started is just the hardest part because from then it’s going to be as easy as a walk in the park. Remember paracord braiding?
We will be doing the simple and easy cobra braid or weave. But, instead of paracord, we will use nylon thread to make a band of three bracelets.
2. Easy Rainbow Loom Friendship Bracelet
For the young and the young-at-heart, this easy step-by-step loom bracelet tutorial will yield you a set of colorful bracelets your kids can give to their friends on their first day at school.
3. Shamballa Friendship Bracelet DIY
While these friendship bracelet patterns are also easy to DIY, sparkly rhinestone ball beads are added making it more special. I can already see these pieces reserved for the BFFs.
Mix and match your rhinestone ball beads to a string of your choice. For this tutorial though, we recommend colored bamboo cord or natural hemp for a boho-chic appeal.
4. DIY Wire Bangle Bracelet
Get your jewelry crafting skills started with this simple and easy wire bangle tutorial. Who knows, this is just the start of your jewelry-making ventures.
You will need to practice twisting the wires, have few hits and misses, but eventually, you’ll get the hang of it.
5. Leather Friendship Bracelet DIY
Lace is sweet and the leather is edgy–a feminine rule you consider when you accessorize. But, who's stopping you from having the best of both worlds.
Be adorably funky with this lace and leather friendship bracelet. Share it with a friend who shares the same passion.
6. Pop Tab Friendship Bracelet DIY
How can something so simple be so captivating? Pop tabs crafts are often child’s play, but this one is seriously delightful.
I and the kids are making these fun bracelets from our pop tab stash for a kids’ charity event as giveaways. I know they’ll love it as much as we do.
7. Macramé Bracelet
Every cool girl should have one so make these macrame string and hex nut bracelet for your cool besties. It’s a simple and easy step-by-step tutorial, you can do it with both eyes closed.
First, you do an 8-series square knot (you can add depending on your wrist size or bracelet’s length). Then, you alternate between a square knot and a hex nut and another series of eight square knots.
8. Zipper Bracelet
This zipper bracelet here needs your basic sewing skills. It’s a cool and pretty bracelet your rocker chic friend will dig.
9. Kandi Bracelet
Again, this one’s easy peasy like child’s play. You will use elastic strings for ease in wearing and taking the cuffs off–just perfect for your preschool girl and friends.
10. Horse Hair Bracelet
Honor your equestrian friend or just about any of your besties who love horses with this horsehair friendship bracelet. It’s a bit tricky but a bracelet worth keeping is worth a try… or more.
11. DIY Infinity Bracelet
This is probably one of the easiest if not the easiest leather friendship bracelets. You only need to use a leather cord which you can get at the dollar store for a cheap price.
It is so cool and trendy and perfect for stylish BFFs.
12. Slap Bracelet
Slap bracelets are making a comeback and you don’t want to be the last to know. Be the cool mom or dad and make these friendship bracelets.
Or you can show your kids how, so they’re the first ones on the trend. Plus, they made friendship bracelets they can give on their own, too.
13. Cross Bracelet
Of all the friendship bracelet patterns here, this bracelet design just seems to draw me. I feel like I’m not the only one and even now have a few in mind I would love to make this for and give it to.
It looks simple and super easy to make for sure but is the kind you want keeping forever especially when handed to you by a friend.
14. Heart Friendship Bracelet
What better way to signify your friendship than with a heart friendship bracelet. With embroidery floss, you can weave hearts into your bracelets for your friends.
Weaving the threads looks tricky but it is super easy and addictively fun, too. No yarn!
15. DIY Crochet Bracelet
Don’t worry, it’s only basic crochet and single crochet to the chain link at that. It is just so you can link the gold chain accent to a woven string of otherwise plain embroidery floss.
16. Prayer Bracelet
Make your friends feel special with friendship prayer bracelets you made yourself. You will need a few tools and fancy materials here, so it can look like the ones you buy from religious stores.
17. Corsage Bracelet
Surprise your girlfriends for the prom and make them these lovely corsage bracelets. A pretty little token to remember a special occasion and friendship by.
18. Hemp Bracelet
For friends who love the sun, sea, and outdoors (I’m sure a few come to mind including you). Do we hear oohs and ahhs?
It looks difficult but for all its looking so lovely, it’s really easy to DIY. This beautiful friendship bracelet doesn’t need any fancy tool–just your crafty hands.
19. Rainbow Loom Bracelet
We have here not just one but several rubber band friendship bracelet patterns. From the easiest chain rubberband bracelet to the trickier, thicker, and sturdier fishtail pattern.
Paracord friendship bracelet patterns are also some of the coolest, so check out this video from CbyS Paracord and More for a “Mad Max Themed” paracord bracelet tutorial:
A new friend is always waiting around the corner and some old friends need some friendship rekindling. With your stash of friendship bracelets from your DIY projects, it's only one sweet gesture away from making new friends and keeping old ones for life.
Have fun making these easy friendship bracelets for beginners, everyone!
Which of these easy friendship bracelets for beginners do you love yourself? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 8, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.