Do it Yourself aka DIY is a great activity with friends for a summer’s weekend. Just sip a glass of wine and do it DIY!
DIY 1: Friendship Bracelet Try the Braided Hex Nut Bracelet DIY by Honestly..WTF
3 strands of cotton butcher’s twine cut into one yard pieces
18 small brass hex nuts
A bit of dexterity!
Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Start braiding. At about an inch of the way down, you’ll begin braiding in the nuts. Before you braid the far left strand over the middle strand, thread on a nut, push it against the base of the braid and crossover. Depending on the thickness of the twine, you can wrap tape around the bottom tips to prevent the twine from fraying. Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place. Before you braid the far right strand over the middle, thread on another nut, push it against the base of the braid and crossover. Again, hold your thumb tightly against the base of the braid, keeping the nuts in place. Thread another nut onto the far left piece and crossover. Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over. Thread, cross, thread, cross. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided twine and a knot. The bracelet should wrap around your wrist at least two or three times. Trim it to your liking.
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DIY 2: Chain & Rhinestone Bracelet
If you want to add to your first friendship bracelet, here is a perfect match created by I Spy DIY
Gold and silver chain from M&J Trimming
Black Suede rope
Tie together the two pieces of chain (the two chains should be the same size links so they match up when weaving in the rope) with a double knot. Start by weaving together the first link of the chains. Place the rhinestones in between the two chains and begin weaving all three. Continue weaving down the chains, pulling the rope tightly between each link. Using your pliers, remove any extra links so all three chains line up. Double knot at the end. Tie the closures on each end. Trim excess rope.
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DIY 3: Studded Sneakers
Give personality to something simple! DIY by Honesty…WTF
Start by squeezing a small amount of E6000 into a disposable container or onto a wooden popsicle stick. Dispensing a small amount at a time prevents the glue from drying too quickly. Using the tip of a toothpick, apply a small dollop of glue onto the back of a spike. Press the spike onto the sneaker, holding it in place for a few seconds. Continue adding spikes along the shoe’s baseline and working upwards in horizontal lines. Arrange the spikes, without glue, into awkward spaces before attaching them. Glue spikes onto the heel cap, again working horizontally. Allow the shoes to dry overnight before wearing them!
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The DIY soiree may turn into a friendship tradition so be prepared for the next one!