DIY Friendship Bracelet Valentines (with Free Printable)

friendship bracelet valentines

Let’s make friendship bracelet valentines!

My daughter Maude is a maker. Last year, she made origami hearts filled with treats for her classmates. This year, she is way into friendship bracelets, so she decided to make enough to give as valentines to her whole class.

friendship bracelet valentines

It took her about 3 hours total. An evening, a morning and an afternoon work session. She used an especially simple pattern so she could work quickly. Also, she kept a specific classmate in mind as she picked the colors for each bracelet — so, for a boy who’s a big Yankee fan, Maude would choose white and blue. They turned out wonderfully and Maude felt great about them.

friendship bracelet valentines

I was wishing I had a copywriter at my side while we came up with Valentine messages. Mostly we used the words “friend” and “knot.” We printed the messages on cardstock, trimmed them out, punched two holes and threaded the bracelets through, ready to be tied on to wrists and ankles.

Here’s a pdf of the 6 friendship bracelet messages if you’d like to download and print them. Not sure how to make a friendship bracelet? Here’s friendship bracelet tutorial from Maude.

P.S. — DIY MadLib Valentines.

33 thoughts on “DIY Friendship Bracelet Valentines (with Free Printable)”

  1. I will remember this for when my daughter is older — we had great success yesterday making the MadLibs ones for my son’s class and the bookmarks for my daughter’s. Thanks again!

  2. Definitely will do this one next year with my daughter. We made the lollipop flowers you posted about earlier and they turned out well. She had so much fun!

    Thanks again Gabrielle

    (Anything for St. Patty’s day?)

  3. Just sumbled across you tonight. Though V-Day is a ways out, these would be soooo cute for my niece! I think I’ll teach her how to make the bracelets though, so I don’t have to! :-P

  4. What a great idea. I think my daughter would love to give these (if she doesn’t get bored with making them- she has 27 kids in her class). How do you make the bracelets? Thanks for the idea.

  5. Love these and I love even more that I stumbled upon this link on ivillage kids crafts :)
    I think I am going to try these with my eldest daughter

    (I haven’t visited your site in such a long time I feel bad :( going to troll through it now)

  6. Monica Stallings

    Love this friendship bracelet idea! Can you point me to directions on how to make the bracelets? I can’t quite tell the type of knot from the photo.
    Thanks!

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  8. I would love to know what pattern she used for the ones in the pictures here. It seems to be a different (and more simplistic) pattern. Thanks in advance if you can share!

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