How to Make a Rainbow Friendship Bracelet

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A friendship bracelet is a type of knotted string accessory that is worn around the wrist. It is possible to create a stylish rainbow friendship bracelet using seven different colored strands. You can make a friendship bracelet out of any type of string, such as embroidery floss, hemp rope, cotton thread, wool and yarn. You can even choose the color of the threads to create a unique friendship bracelet that reflects your individuality and personal style.

Things You'll Need

  • 7 colors of embroidery thread (red, orange yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet)
  • Safety pin
  • Scissors
  • Cushion
  • Cut a 20-inch piece of each of the colored strands. Arrange the strands, from left to right, so that they are in the color rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Align the tops of the strands.

  • Tie a single knot approximately 2 inches below the tops of the strands. Insert the safety pin through the knot. Attach the strands to the cushion, and place the cushion on your lap. The safety pin will temporarily hold the strands in place while you braid the bracelet.

  • Tie the red strand around the orange strand in a double knot. Tie the red strand around the yellow strand in a double knot. Repeat this technique, tying the red strand in a double knot around the green, blue, indigo and violet strands.

  • Tie the orange strand in a double knot around the yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet strands. Repeat the same knotting technique with all the colored strands (in the order of the rainbow) until you have braided the desired length of bracelet.

  • Tie the bottom of the bracelet in a single knot. Remove the safety pin from the knot. Tie the bracelet around your wrist and cut off any excess thread with the scissors.

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