You got three minutes? You got an old t-shirt? Add in a heart shaped pony bead and now what you’ve got are 3 minute DIY bracelets! Make them in bulk using our free printable cards for Valentines day giveaways or just make them to wear. It’s a wonderful way to upcycle those old t-shirts and they’re great for kids and adults! You could also put a set of these little bracelets in a variety of colors inside our Soda Bottle Pillow Box. And if you’re looking for other quick jewelry ideas check out our Charming Soda Bottle Bracelet DIY and our Easy DIY Necklace for Someone You Love.
DIY Bracelets Supplies
- T-shirt material
- Fabric Scissors
- Heart Pony Beads
- Card Printout Below (optional for giving them way)
Card Printout Download
Gather some old T-shirts and heart pony beads.
Cut approximately 12″ long by 1″ pieces in the same direction as the hem. You can trim the ends as needed when completed.
Grab each side of your piece of materiel.
Slowly stretch it out.
Continue stretching until it rolls up as shown.
Let go and you should have a roll as shown. Clip one end to a very skinny point to allow you to feed it into a bead.
You can trim it more if needed.
You can also use a large needled to help push it through.
Once you have your bead or beads on, tie it around your wrist where it just fits. Tie a square knot and trim the ends. It will slip on and off as needed because it stretchy. (Try not to pull or stretch it too much when you put it on and off.)
If you’re giving these DIY bracelets away as Valentines gifts, print and cut out the paper tags on cards stock.
They will be folded around each bracelet and glued.
Close them together to hold.
Wonderful idea! Perfect gift for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes! I’m sharing link to Facebook group, thanks so much, I’m looking forward to exploring your website!
What size are the hearts?
These bracelets are adorable. So cute for a good friend or sister! Kids would love them, but they’re cute enough for adults to wear with casual sweaters and jeans! Love them!
These are adorable and so quick and inexpensive to make. I plan on doing some for my granddaughter. Thanks so much for sharing a way to present a great gift and also to repurpose old tee shirts! All I need is those heart beads.