Rainbow band bracelets

I had seen these rubber band creations on the internet quite a bit recently, and just last week found some for sale at our local video store (I know, random). When I questioned the guy behind the counter about how you turn the little rubber bands into bracelets he informed me everything I needed was in the bag.

Except it wasn’t. In the bag were little rubber bands, and some catches to hold the completed bracelets together. That’s all. No tools. No instructions. No loom. Nada.

Anyhoo, Not to let that small problem get in the way, we used a little kiwi ingenuity and created a simple tool to make these very cool bracelets:

maia and rainbow bands

Maia has been happily creating these bracelets for everyone she knows… they are crafty, creative, and simple enough for a six year old to manage! Love ♥diy loom If you’ve seen these tiny bright colored bands around and want to give these bracelets a try, without spending loads of cash, here’s what you do:

Put two drawing pins into an eraser or other small object (like a block of wood maybe?). Twist the first band:Rainbow band chevron braceletThen add two more bands on top (only the first band is twisted, none of the others need to be):Rainbow band DIY Pull the bottom band over the top two (on both sides, one side first, then the other), add another band and repeat…Its easier to pull the bottom band over the top two if you use tweezers.Maia making rainbow bandsKeep going (add a band to the top, pull each side of the bottom band over the top two) until the bracelet is the right length, then pull the last bands over each other one at a time:Rainbow band DIY Our bands come with these nifty little joiners which act as a catch. So there was something useful in the bag 🙂 Fit the catch into the open ends, and you’re all done. If you don’t have a catch, you could just tie two bands together. Easy huh! Rainbow band chevron braceletHope you are having a happy weekend, it’s been very warm here – almost like summer. We’ve had a nice quiet weekend at home, I’ve spent a lot of time in the garden, which is starting to look lovely now Im getting on top of the weeds. What have you been up to? Have you (or your children) been making these bracelets? xo J

Somewhere over the rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high…

Aren’t rainbows magical?

And it was a beautiful reason to update my banner.

Hope you are having a great weekend! Janette xoxo