DIY Football Bracelet. Show your love of the game with this pretty bracelet. Step-by-step instructions on how to make an elastic bead bracelet.
With the Super Bowl coming up, I wanted to make some football-related crafts.
I am not a huge sports fan, but I play in a Fantasy Football league yearly with my family. It is a lot of fun. This year, my team did TERRIBLE, but I usually do pretty well.
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My go-to for making bracelets and earrings is glass beads. They are so pretty and come in every color under the sun. I paired some green glass beads, small tiger eye beads, and silver spacers to make this cute football bracelet I can wear with my green football shirt.
It is not team-specific, but you could also use this technique with your favorite team colors.
In the picture, I show jump rings and crimp beads. I originally was going to make a bracelet using wire and a clasp, but the elastic bracelets come together so fast and easily!
How to Make a Football Bracelet
Start by cutting a length of elastic. Measure around your wrist and add about 3 inches. This gives you plenty of space at the ends to tie a knot.
If you are making this as a gift, a 7″ finished bracelet is a good length to use for an elastic bracelet for most women. If this gift is for a man or a child, size it up or down about 1″.
I use a little piece of washi tape or painter’s tape to secure the elastic to the surface I am working on.
Start adding your beads. I did a pattern of alternating brown and green beads with a round silver spacer bead in between.
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About halfway through, add a football charm. This one had a jump ring already attached, so I simply added it to the strand.
If your charm doesn’t have a jump ring, add one before adding it to your bracelet so your charm hangs correctly.
Remove the elastic from the tape and check the size. I had to remove a few beads for the bracelet to fit.
Tie a knot at the end. I tie a square knot, but I twist the end around two times before securing it. Then, I tie one additional knot to make sure it is secure.
Pull the knot tight. Tug on both the elastic ends and the bracelet ends.
You can add a dab of superglue to the knot to secure it even more. Allow it to dry completely before wearing.
This bracelet turned out so cute! It doesn’t scream “FOOTBALL,” but you definitely understand what it is for.
Have you tried making jewelry before?
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