If you are looking for a simple and pretty DIY project to do with your girlfriends, you have come to the right place! These DIY ribbon bracelets are inexpensive, easy to personalize and they can be used in so many different ways. This is also one of those DIY projects that can be made by crafters of any age, which I love.
The main material that you need for this project is ribbon. We picked out our ribbons from our local Button Emporium and Ribbonry, but you should also be able to find a nice selection of ribbon at your local fabric store or online. There are a number of tools involved in this project, but good tools are worth the investment! If you are planning on making more DIY jewelry projects, these tools can be used over and over again. Download the printable instructions for a complete list of the tools you will need. Start the project by choosing your ribbon. Our ribbon bracelets use 5.5 inches of ribbon, but feel free to adjust this length. After cutting your ribbon, add a dab of Fray Check to the cut ends to seal the threads and keep your bracelet looking nice.
Next, attach your jewelry findings. Follow the step-by-step photo tutorial below for a visual guide! We used a bit of E-6000 adhesive when attaching the ribbon crimps to make sure that they were nice and durable (find links in Shop this Project). There are also different sizes of ribbon crimps that you can use depending on the width of your particular ribbon. We decided to use a toggle clasp for our ribbon bracelets rather than a lobster clasp because it makes putting on the bracelet yourself much easier. When attaching the jewelry findings, I recommend using nylon jaw pliers. Chain nose pliers or round nose pliers will certainly work, but the nylon covered pliers will prevent any scratches on the metal bits.
Make a set of friendship bracelets with your closest friends, plan an activity for a birthday party, gift them for holidays or birthdays, or just make one for yourself as a new addition to your wardrobe! For more DIY bracelet ideas, check out our embroidery floss bracelets, leather bracelets or metal washer bracelets. Browse our whole DIY jewelry section and always feel free to write to us with your project suggestions! Head to our membership page to start crafting with us and please share your project photos on Instagram using #DIYDreamingWithLia. Cheers! ~ Lia