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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ultimate Friendship Bracelets -- Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Reminder this link party is for all types of crafts, craft tutorials and craft product reviews!
 Disclosure: Tuttle Publishing gave me a copy of this book free of charge for this review. All opinions in my review are my own and I did not receive any other compensation. As in all my reviews I am providing links for your ease, but receive no compensation. 

Today we are sharing another friendship bracelet kit. The Ultimate Friendship Bracelets by Patrizia Valsecchi comes with different color skeins of craft floss and beads as well as a book and a DVD. 
http://www.tuttlepublishing.com/origami-crafts/ultimate-friendship-bracelets-kit-book-and-kit-with-dvd

It has everything you need to get started with these fun bracelets and includes some basic designs as well as some new ones.

Now I was excited to start on one of the ones I hadn't made before. I decided to try the four-color zigzag. I will admit I crossed my strings and restarted it which is why it is so short. However it fits Hazel.
Now I have to admit I did not watch the DVD yet. I just followed the very easy instructions in the book. Between the photographs and the instructions themselves they are easy to understand and follow. Hazel wanted to try one as well. I started her with the simple two-colored candy stripe. She had a rough start but with some help got it going.
I also tried the three-colored braid. I wanted to try one of the more difficult instructions. This one was rated two out of three for difficulty and I honestly found it easier than the four-colored zigzag that was a one out of three.

I did use other embroidery floss that I already had mostly because we had used most of the darker pink  up in our other bracelets. I was happy though that we could get two bracelets from one skein so Hazel got the colors she wanted. 
Photo from back of book showing more bracelet patterns

Overall this has been one of my favorite bracelet kits. My next one is going to be the two-colored plaid in yellow and blue for my father. He keeps showing me the coupon I gave him for a yellow and blue bracelet back when I was in high school that I never made him. If I make him one he won't be able to hold it over me anymore. 




Be sure to check out this great kit. It is great for all ages!



Thank you to everyone who shared with us at last party!! It was full of creations and inspiring ideas!! Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! This week we have one group of features.  


Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop. A new one started this morning!

Features



1) From Growing Up Gabel: Ice Cream Cone Garland

2) From
The Real Thing with the Coake Family: Fun Olympic Craft for Kids and Parents

3) From Worthing Court: Fixer Upper Style DIY Hanging Lanterns

4) From Sparkle: Colorful Confetti Keys

5) From Nap-Time Creations: Cousin Dresses - Free Sundress Pattern

6) From Jump Into a Book: Ready for Some Fiber Fun While Reading? Fiber Arts for Kids

7) From Sparkle: 10 Ideas to Help Cure Crafter's Block

8) From Flamingo Toes: Easy Summer Picnic Ruffled Apron

9From Busy Being Jennifer: DIY Pencil Case Zippy Pouch


Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!





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