The other day, while standing in the shower (where most good ideas come from, by the way) I started thinking about summer camp, and the twisted thread bracelets we used to make on the long drive down. I was immediately seized with the desire to share our super secret friendship bracelet tutorial with you... and was then smacked in the head by the realization that I was currently threadless.
And in this manner... I would imagine that all wonderful ideas are born.
DIY T-shirt Bracelet
What you need:
Old T-shirt (cotton or stretchy material preferred)
What you do:
1). Cut strips from your shirt, starting at the bottom. Cut through both layers at the same time, creating a strip that is twice as long as your shirt (I know this seems like enough "thread" to make a necklace for Goliath... but the length is super important)
2). Cut 3-5 strips, depending on how thick you want your bracelet to be
3). Hold each end of your 3-piece 3 thread, one in either hand, and start twisting (you can also tied one end on to something stationery and use both hands to twist)
4). Twist until the strands start to sort of twist in on each other (I realize that this part of the tutorial is basically terrible photo wise... as it turns out I am nowhere near talent enough to twist and photograph simultaneously. Alas. One day perhaps)
5). Fold your twisted strand in half- taking both ends in one hand
6). If you want to double your bracelet thickness/decrease the length, twist the folded piece again
7). Tie the loose ends together into a know
8). Place knot through loop made by folding the strand
9). Make s'mores and day dream of summer camp (or take a shower and get an idea for your next day's blog, whichever floats your boat).