Love making things to wear or cool things you can make and give to friends? One of my favorite DIY ideas for teens to make this summer is friendship bracelets. I used to think this was sort of a boring, overdone craft idea until I went to camp this summer and learned how to make all sorts of new twists on the friendship bracelet. If you need an inexpensive DIY idea to make this summer, try crafting a few of these fun jewelry ideas. Cheap and cool, my favorite type of teen crafts.
DIY Friendship Bracelets
1. Beaded Tassel Bracelets
What a fun and colorful DIY – perfect for spring! It’s simple, not boring and with such a sweet detail. What a great way to add a pop of color. This is a super awesome DIY project perfect for festival season too. I love tassels and I have to make some of my own this weekend.
2. Jellyfish Friendship Bracelets
I’ve been making these for years. Usually on extended car rides. I’ve added tassels and attached them to book pillows as bookmarks. You can make yours too by following these instructions from Dabbles and Babbles. There are also pictures that are so easy to follow.
3. Easy Braided Chevron Friendship Bracelet
Friendship bracelets never go out of style and have been around for years and are a favorite with girls. I like these stripes and chevron patterns. It’s a great and easy gift for any friend. What an easy camp activity or summer boredom buster!
4. Braided Thread and Rhinestone Bracelets DIY
These little Braided Thread and Rhinestone Bracelets are super easy to make – but they are so cute! I just love how that thread looks against the sparkle of the rhinestones. So grab some pretty rhinestone bracelets and have a fun game accessory in just about 15 minutes!
5. Macraméd Friendship Bracelets
Making friendship bracelets is a surprisingly easy craft, and best of all, in the end you’ll have a bunch of cute summer bracelets to give to your pals. They’re such a great, easy-to-make gift that is fully customizable to your taste. And this DIY Macraméd Friendship Bracelets is the perfect craft.
6. DIY Heart Friendship Bracelet
Oh my goodness, this is the most adorable thing ever! I love this idea – it looks totally doable and I will want to make them for a couple of friends. I need to dust off my middle school friendship bracelet skills and get on these.
7. DIY Multi Strand Bracelet
I wanted to do friendship bracelet for a while but had no idea how to do it! This DIY tutorial from Homey Oh My will be very helpful. They make the best directions, so clear and easy for everyone to understand. And these bracelets are to die for!
8. Easy DIY Button Friendship Bracelets
Wow, these Easy DIY Button Friendship Bracelets are such a breeze to make! All you need to make these bracelets are wooden buttons and hemp. Each bracelet only takes a few minutes, and the button adds a little something that cord on its own doesn’t have – it’s a fun pop of color!
9. Harleyquin Bangles
What beautiful bracelets! This is absolutely genius. It’s so pretty and just love the harlequin pattern on the bangles. If you’re looking for a fun craft, try making these Harlequin Bangles yourself with some inexpensive supplies, no special skills required.
10. Twisted Bracelets
This twisted friendship bracelet has always been my favorite bracelet to make with younger kids. They are simple to master, quick to make, and easy to put on and take off. Start-to-finish instructions to make a friendship bracelet out of yarn and beads.