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diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

On week ago I showed you part 1 of our armparty - how to make a hand-crocheted fabric bracelet and last Friday I showed you part 2 - how to make a braided fabric bracelet with 5 strands.

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

Today I'll show you how to make the last part (3) - a twisted fabric bracelet.

This is the simplest of all three of them!

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

All you need is 2 long straps out of any fabric or color you like.

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

1. Knot the to straps together and tape them to the table.

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta
diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta
diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

2. Twist and pull tight.

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

3. Put a know in at the end. Make sure you twisted it tight enough before you put a knot it, so it doesn't come apart.

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

Voila! You are done, tie it around your wrist as many times as you want :)

Did you like our little fabric DIY armparty? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

♥ Erika
diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

On Tuesday I showed you part 1 of our armparty - how to make a hand-crocheted fabric bracelet.

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

Today I'll show you how to make part 2 - a 5-strand braided fabric bracelet.

Its also super simple and looks really cute!

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

All you need is a 5 straps out of any fabric or color you like.

It can be from an old t-shirt or some left over fabric you have laying around :)

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta
diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

1. Sew the 5 strands together, wrap the thread around and tie into a knot.

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

2. Tape them to the table and spread out the 5 strands.

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

3. Take strand number 1, place it over 2 and under 3.

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

4. Take strand 5, place it over 4 and under 1. 

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until desired length.

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

6. Repeat step 1

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

7. Sew button on one side.

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

You are done :)

diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta
diy - braided fabric bracelet by asuyeta

I hope you enjoyed today's DIY tutorial!

Come back on Tuesday for part 3 of our fabric armparty.

Happy crafting!

♥ Erika
diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta

Did you see last weeks leather armparty?

With spring right around the corner, this weeks party will be out of beautiful soft fabric and there will be 3 parts.

diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta

Part 1 of the armparty will be a hand-crocheted floral bracelet.

Its super simple and looks really cute!

diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta

All you need is a wider longer strap out of any fabric or color you like.

It can be from an old t-shirt or some left over fabric you have laying around :)

diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta

First, make a loop, so the shorter side is on top of the longer.

diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta
diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta

diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyetadiy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta

With two fingers go through the loop and grab the longer side and pull (see images above).

diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta
diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta
diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta
diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta

Repeat last step until the hand-crocheted part fits nicely around your wrist.

diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta
diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta
diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta

Now take the end and pull it through the last loop.

Tah-dah you are done and have your first perfect spring accessory!

Tie it around your wrist and look super cute!

diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta
diy - hand crocheted fabric bracelet by asuyeta

This was part 1 of 3!

Come back Friday to see the next one :)

♥ Erika
diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta

Do you have all your jewelry piled up somewhere and never wear it like me?

Its time to change that and start wearing all those cute things!

So, while putting stuff (from the move) away today, I found this really old cork board that was already falling apart.

And I thought it would be a neat idea to use it for my jewelry. At first I just wanted to put some pins in it and hang my stuff on them.

But that would have looked ugly, so I came up with a super simple way to transform an ugly and old cork board into something unique and super cute, by simply stapling fabric around it...easy huh?! (And I am probably not the first one that thought of that either :)

So, instead of just doing it for me, I thought I'd share it with you guys! Cool, right?!

Ok, enough babbling, lets get started!

diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta

Here is what you'll need:

♥ a big cork board (mine is 23'' x 36'')
♥ fabric (about 2'' wider and longer than the board)
♥ a staple gun

diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta

Put the cork board face down on the wrong side of the fabric. Make sure there is about 1" of fabric hanging over.

diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta  

First staple one long side, then staple the other long side while pulling it tight.

diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta

Then, staple the corners.

diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta

Now, staple one short side. Then, staple the other short side while pulling it tight.

diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta

Turn it around and it should be all nice and pulled tight. :)

diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta

I used a large needle to poke holes for the earrings. If you try to put the earring through the fabric into the board without poking a hole first, they might bend.

diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta

Grab some pins for the necklaces and put them in the board.

diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta

I also put a (hand-crocheted by my son) string across for my hair bows.

diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta

And thats it. You are done and have the cutest jewelry display ever!

diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta diy - how to make a jewelry display by asuyeta

Now it's your turn, in the comments below tell me which is your must-have accessory/jewelry piece?!
 
Happy crafting!

♥ Erika
diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta

I am super excited about today's DIY project - it's a PARTY! An armparty!

Have you already joined the trend?

Everywhere I look whether it's my favorite blogs, Instagram or Pinterest - DIY tutorials are popping up everywhere.

Most of them are metal but I really love leather, lace and fabric bracelets.

So, a couple days ago while trying to go to sleep (that's when the best ideas come to me), I had the awesome idea to make my own leather lace looking bracelets.

And because I love to share, here is the full tutorial just for you! YAY!

diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta

Here is what you'll need:

♥ leather scraps
♥ sharp (!) scissors
♥ paper and pencil
♥ measuring tape
♥ needle and thread
♥ paper puncher
♥ buttons

diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta

First make a paper stencil. You can also drawn the design right onto the leather but a stencil makes it all easier.

diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta

Cut a strap of leather that will fit around your wrist.

diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta

diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta

Draw the design onto the leather strap.

diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta

Cut out and make sure to use sharp scissors.

diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta

diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta

Punch the holes. 

diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta

Cut a slid that fits the button (don't make it too big!)

diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta

Sew the button onto the other side.

diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta

Put it on.

diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta

Here is another one with a tribal inspired design.

diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta diy project - leather lace bracelet by asuyeta

And last but not least I made one with a heart puncher, that I can wrap around three times.

TIP: Burn the fringes around the edges and around the holes with a lighter but be careful or the leather melts!


All done and you can make them in all shapes and sizes! 

Oh, and this is just the beginning of our armparty, come back next week for more party fun!

Happy Crafting!

♥ Erika