Paige over at Approaching Joy came up with the idea for this month’s craft day, for which we’re putting together craft packets for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The crafts are one way that the good people over at St. Jude’s help kids continue to be kids while undergoing treatment for their illnesses. All you crafty folks out there, please do get on the bandwagon and join us in sending some fun over to these young’uns!
This project was a challenge because I wanted to choose something that didn’t require any special tools, could be explained simply, and was budget-friendly (so that I could send at least five craft packets). I ended up choosing a ribbon and washer jewelry project after finding this great tutorial over at Nestled. Instead of the necklace Megan made, I chose to modify the project a little to make a bracelet, since I’m a fan of chunky wrist adornments.
Supplies: 2′ of 5/8″ wide grossgrain ribbon (satin ribbon is also lovely) // 13-18 washers (these are 5/16″) // scissors
1. Thread a washer about 5 to 6″ from the left end of the ribbon
2. Add another washer to the ribbon.
3. Loop the ribbon around that washer, then pull the end through the first washer.
4. Pull the ribbon taut so that the two washers are aligned and flat.
5. Continue with remaining washers.
At last!: Trim the ends and tie a bow.
Believe me, if I can do this, anyone can do it. I’m even thinking of making some as Christmas gifts. Thanks again to Louise for creating this ongoing Craft Date project. Check out her website for a roundup of all the creative projects we’re sending over to St. Jude’s!