I hope you all had a fabulous Mother's Day weekend. We had a ball over here, starting with a latte brought to me in bed! Along with it came piles of handmade presents–my favorite! They followed that with a beautiful hike, plus time for me to make in the afternoon. We capped the day off with a family bike ride to get diy root beer floats at the local grocery store. We don't have an ice-cream store close enough to bike to, so we make do. We bought the ice-cream and root beer and carried our own cups and spoons in a backpack. yum.
I mentioned almost a month ago! that I had made each of the kids a bracelet as a gift for Easter. Things have been crazy over here, so I am just now getting around to writing up the tutorial and DIY instructions, which you'll find below.
This is the bracelet I made for Allie - blingy, bright and sunshiny, just like she is. I purchased this gold trim back in December when I was doing all the jewelry for 24 Days of Glam but never got around to using it. Well, I couldn't resist putting it on this yellow ribbon. I added a flashy faux diamond button to add to the bling and complement the jewels in the trim.
This gift for Allie is part of my commitment to give only handmade gifts this year. There will be lots of ideas throughout the year for all kinds of folks. My brother is coming up next so keep your eyes peeled for a good handmade "man" gift. For other great gift ideas, please view the a year of handmade gallery by clicking the button below.
Here is the DIY for the jeweled bracelet.
Hem 1/2" of the the ribbon, sewing with small stitches.
Sew a button of your choosing to the newly hemmed ribbon edge.
I've been doing lots of post planning and designing, so there are lots of exciting goodies to come!