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How to make friendship bracelets for your best bud: Mom

Posted by Melissa Massello  May 7, 2013 06:47 PM

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If your mom is truly your best bud, then there's no better Mother's Day gift than a trendy friendship bracelet (or three), made by you — just for her. In about the same amount of time it will take you to catch up on one of your favorite shows (Mad Men or Game of Thrones, anyone?) you could have a fabulous from-the-heart gift in her favorite colors (or other sentimental hues shared by you two).

To get started, all you need is a safety pin, a sharp pair of scissors, and a few skeins of embroidery thread (also called embroidery floss) in your chosen colors. If you've never made a friendship bracelet before, check out these basic tutorials from the blogs Maycie After Five (basic) and Honestly WTF (more difficult).

If you're up for a more advanced challenge, watch this little video tutorial we made last week on creating that trendy chevron design (in teal & neon yellow to help raise money for the One Fund):

DIY Boston: How to make chevron friendship bracelets from Melissa Massello on Vimeo.

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Melissa Massello is a newspaper journalist turned startup junkie and lifelong Bostonian who prides herself on her do-it-yourself attitude. From making her prom dress out More »
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