Hey guys, it’s me Hannah! 💙 I absolutely love friendship bracelets, especially in the summer. Pura Vida is one of my favorite online shops because they have such gorgeous bracelets and a really neat charity program, one problem though: the bracelets are super expensive. The good news: The bracelets are super easy to DIY and they’re super fun to do with friends, give to friends, or just do when you’re bored.
The one thing I totally forgot about when I was buying the supplies for this post was beads/charms, which I really wish I could’ve remembered. I did a have a few around my house though, but if you guys do make these feel free to add charms and such. 😜
So for the thread I just grabbed this bundle from Hobby Lobby for $6, and like I said, these would be really cute if you added some charms but, I forgot. #reallife
Also, Pura Vida uses a waterproof cord, but my Hobby Lobby only had that in super limited colors, so I just grabbed basic cotton friendship bracelet making thread. 👌
Pura Vida basically has their signature bracelet style that you can do a bunch of different things with. I tried a few different ways of braiding then also doing their classic.
Basically what I did was choose one color from whatever style you are doing to do the braided ends. Then I cut the color I was braiding the ends with twice as long as I cut the middle threads. It sounds more confusing than it actually is, I promise. 👍👍
Here are a few of the different styles/color combo’s I did. I didn’t have a lot of the exact colors they had, but I did try to recreate a few of the ones that they had.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and if you’d like to see me try to recreate some other products from popular brands I’d love to try. 🙂
Also, I’m changing a few things around the blog to try to add a little more personality to it, and I’m also changing my posting schedule to Tuesday and either Friday’s or Saturday’s. Weekends have been super busy for me lately and I just don’t have the time to schedule a post for Monday during that time.