Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Knotted Bracelets

I was in charge of teaching the Young Women's lesson this past week at church.  I love to make handouts for the girls to remind them of the lesson.  A few weeks ago I came across the cutest headband tutorial.  Cami from You Seriously Made That!? did a great tutorial with awesome pictures and everything.

Since I didn't have the time to make 16 headbands, I decided to downsize them and make bracelets instead.  I used two strands for each side of the knot instead of three.

I put them inside cellophane bags and printed out a poem on sticky paper to seal the bag.  I loved the poem!

I choose to live by choice, not by chance;
to make changes, not excuses;
to be motivated, not manipulated;
to be useful, not used;
to excel, not compete.
I choose self-esteem, not self pity.
I choose to listen to the inner voice, not random opinions.
-Author unknown

The girls loved them and I had fun making them.  I am going to make a headband for myself soon.  So cute!!!


Carolyn said...

CUTE!!!! Happy Wednesday!

Shauntel said...

I love them! They make me want to learn to crochet. I didn't know that was one of your many talents. I'm not big into headbands, but I feel like this is doable! The braclets would be great for a friend birthday gift, just to let them know you're thinking of them.

Theresa said...

These are wonderful! xoxo

Justine said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Erica! These are so cute! God bless your ministry! New follower! :)

<3 Justine

Kelsey said...

Ooh! I love it! They make wonderfully cute bracelets! Just stopping by from Hoo's got talent :)

southernscraps said...


andie jaye said...

what a cute idea!! i just did a post raising awareness for Craft Hope's Orphan Outreach project. they are asking for homemade bracelets to hand out to orphans in Russia. i placed one of your buttons and a link to this post on my post. please let me know if this is not okay.

andiejaye@ crayonfreckles

here's the link:

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

What a cute idea! This would be a perfect gift..thanks for sharing!

I would LOVE if you would link up your project to our {{What I Made Wednesday}} Linky Party! We're also hosting a giveaway, so don't forget to sign up! :)

I'm also your newest follower. We would LOVE a follow back if you love our blog too!

Briana @ Sweet Peas & Bumblebees