Learn how to make these heart friendship bracelets as lovely valentine gifts for your girls to give to their friends, as they will sure be a winner!! This is a very quick version a a friendship bracelet, meaning, you and the kids can make a bunch of them to hand them out in school on Valentines Day, to all their besties!
Friendship bracelets are about simple gestures. It is the simplicity that counts. Originally, friendships were given to friends who could then make a wish. They would never take off the bracelet, but when the bracelet would fall off from wear and tear, the wish would come true. Did you know that? Now you do.
Making this friendship bracelet is so simple.
How to Make Heart Friendship Bracelets – Tutorial
1. Take two pieces of string and an open heart charm bead. I just a link from a heart chain for this bracelet, but there are many other open heart shapes you could use.
2. Loop both strings onto the open heart, one on each side.
3. Tie a knot at the end of each side so that you have firmer ends which can then be easily tied together around your friend’s wrist (see photo). As a guide for determining how long your string needs to be: aim for an approximate 17” circumference and then add 3” on either side so that you can tie a knot in the ends.
How to Make an Adjustable Knot for Friendship Bracelets
Prefer to make an adjustable knot? The following three images show you how:
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Other Valentine’s Crafts, Friendship Bracelets & DIY Jewelry Tutorials
Click image to find lots of fabulous Anthropologie-inspired and other designer jewelry ideas you can make with these free jewelry – making tutorials.
This free Ying Yang friendship bracelet pattern is one of my favorite patterns but it involves a knotting technique thats’ more for teens and adults rather than primary school kids.
But if you click the link, you’ll find quite a few free friendship bracelet patterns: with Chinese ladder knots, chevrons, macrame braids and twists – you name it.
More Valentines crafts for kids here. Click the link to find many projects.
First published in 2014; Updated 2022.