Simple DIY Braided Bracelets

Braided bracelets are a timeless and classic accessory that can be easily customized to match your personal style. Not only are they fun to make, but they also make great gifts for friends and loved ones. 

In this article, we will provide a simple tutorial on how to create your very own DIY braided bracelets.

DIY Braided Bracelets


  • Embroidery floss or thin string (in your desired color(s))
  • Scissors
  • Tape (optional)


multi-colored braided bracelets

Step 1: Cut the Embroidery Floss

To begin, cut three pieces of embroidery floss or thin string. Each piece should be approximately the same length, and you may want to add a little extra to accommodate for the knotting process. We recommend starting with a length of 12 inches for each piece.

Step 2: Knot the Embroidery Floss

Take the three pieces of embroidery floss and knot them together at one end, leaving a few inches of excess string.

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Step 3: Start Braiding

Once your floss is knotted, separate the three strands and hold them in your fingers. Begin braiding the strands together, making sure to keep the braids tight and even. Continue braiding until you reach the end of the floss.

Step 4: Knot the End of the Braid

Once you have reached the end of the floss, tie a knot at the end of the braid to keep it in place. You may want to use a small piece of tape to secure the knot while you finish the bracelet.

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Step 5: Finish the Bracelet

To finish the bracelet, tie a knot at the end of the excess string and trim any remaining strands. You can also add a clasp or bead to the end of the bracelet if you prefer.

DIY Braided Variations

There are endless variations you can create with braided bracelets. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Color block: Use multiple colors of embroidery floss to create a colorful, stacked look.

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  • Ombre: Choose three shades of the same color and braid them together to create an ombre effect.

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  • Charm bracelet: Add small charms to your bracelet for an extra touch of personality.

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  • Beaded: String small beads onto your embroidery floss before braiding for a beaded bracelet.

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Key Takeaways

Creating your own DIY braided bracelet is a fun and simple way to express your personal style. With just a few materials and some patience, you can create a beautiful accessory that is both unique and meaningful. Whether you choose to gift your bracelets or keep them for yourself, they are sure to bring joy and beauty to any outfit.

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