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Make a Valentine’s Day gift for your friends that they can wear all year long! These beaded bracelets are easy to make and make the cutest gifts.

diy valentine gift
diy valentine gift

Aren’t besties just the best?

I love thinking of ways to celebrate friendship, both big and small. And while celebrating Valentine’s Day with your friend is great, celebrating the love of friendship is worthwhile too!

Taylor Swift may think the market is limited to beaded bracelets, but we’ve been making these babies since we were kids.

(Remember these?)

So let’s celebrate friendship with some beautiful DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for your friends.

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What to give your best friend for Valentine’s Day

Before we go any further, a note!

If your galentine isn’t necessarily interested in a fully beaded bracelet, allow me to fill you in on plenty of other great Valentine’s Day gift ideas you can try.

Embroidered bracelets for Valentine’s Day

I love the simple “bestie” statement on these two bracelets! It’s a bit like a modern version of one of our best friends necklaces, shaped like two halves of a heart.

But if the phrase “bestie” doesn’t sound right to you and your Galentine, here are some more ideas on things you can spell on your bracelets.

  • Spiritual sister
  • Good spirit
  • You + me
  • I love you
  • Friend of the heart
  • Lilas (I love you like a sister)
  • friend
  • queen

There are so many possibilities! Some additional ideas:

Point out an inside joke or something you both always laugh about.

Include some favorite song lyrics.

Spell out her initials, or the initials of someone you love.

diy valentine gift

Supplies you’ll need

Alphabet beads. I like this group It comes with a variety of color combinations (including the black and white with gold lettering you see here).

Decorative beads. this group It has a really beautiful combination of faux pearls and gold beads that give the beaded bracelets a very sophisticated look.

Clear elastic jewelry chain. Clear jewelry wire is great for this project because it disappears behind the beads and really makes the beads the star of the project. I also like the stretch of it This rope He provides.

scissors And glue. I like to add a touch of… E6000 To secure knots on bracelets.

Make your own beaded bracelets for Valentine’s Day

  1. Cut a length of rope to about 7-8 inches.
  2. Choose your beads and decide which phrase you will spell.
  3. String letter beads on the rope, and place them in the middle. (If you like, you can add an additional decorative bead between each letter.)
  4. Now add beads on both sides of the letters. You can make them symmetrical and create a pattern, or just add beads randomly.
  5. Once you have added enough beads to reach the circumference of your wrist, tie the ends into a double knot. Pull the knot slowly and carefully and clip the ends. Add a dab of glue to secure the knot.

Make Valentine’s Day gifts for friends yourself

These bracelets look great put together, so don’t be afraid to make a few!

You can also get all your friends together for a daily crafting session and craft together!

Prepare some snacks and bead trays and let everyone have fun making bracelets for each other or themselves. I listen! xoxo

diy valentine gift

Material

  • Alphabet beads

  • Decorative beads

  • Clear and stretchable jewelry wire

  • E6000

directions

  1. Cut a length of rope to about 7-8 inches.
  2. Choose your beads and decide which phrase you will spell.
  3. String letter beads on the rope, and place them in the middle. (If you like, you can add an additional decorative bead between each letter.)
  4. Now add beads on both sides of the letters. You can make them symmetrical and create a pattern, or just add beads randomly.
  5. Once you have added enough beads to reach the circumference of your wrist, tie the ends in a double knot. Pull the knot slowly and carefully and clip the ends. Add a dab of glue to secure the knot.

Notes

I love the simple “bestie” statement on these two bracelets! It’s a bit like a modern version of one of our best friends necklaces, shaped like two halves of a heart.

But if the phrase “bestie” doesn’t sound right to you and your Galentine, here are some more ideas on things you can spell on your bracelets.

  • Spiritual sister
  • Good spirit
  • You + me
  • I love you
  • Friend of the heart
  • Lilas (I love you like a sister)
  • friend
  • queen

There are so many possibilities! Some additional ideas:

Point out an inside joke or something you both always laugh about.

Include some favorite song lyrics.

Spell out her initials, or the initials of someone you love.

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