Thursday, December 6, 2012

Saw It. Pinned It. Did It. {DIY: Vickers' Bow Bracelet}

FYI: Today's the LAST DAY to enter the giveaway! It ends at midnight! 

So today's SPD {my new abbreviation for this} is a mash of something I liked and essentially created my own tutorial for. Hopefully you enjoy it as much as I have! 

The Vickers' Bow Bracelets from KJP premiered not too long ago and have been a preppy staple since. 

These puppies have been blowing up style boards across pinterest so I decided to try my hand at a DIY version of this.

I also happened to wander into Michael's this past Saturday  where all holiday ribbon was 70% off--and I couldn't resist all of the tartan patterns! I figured for the low price, it was worth the random DIY! After all, spur of the moment crafting seems to be when I do my best work!

Isn't is pretty!! Here is how I did it!

Disclaimer: I decided to use elastic instead of chain/ hooks because that was what I already had. Besides the supplies shown, I also have my own sewing machine. Because the only thing I had to buy was the ribbon, I spent a grand total of UNDER $2

First, I cut a strip of the ribbon this size of my wrist. The ribbon had wire in it, so I made sure to pull the wire strands out before moving to the next steps.

I then turned the ribbon inside out and pinned down flat. 

I sewed along the red line and when I was done, flipped the ribbon back from inside out to the right side. 

I then made a fabric bow with another piece of ribbon that I cut. If you are unsure how to make a fabric bow, check out this great tutorial HERE.

This part needs to be sewn by hand and not with a machine.

I then attached the bow to the middle of the "band" that we made before. I also sewed this by hand.

Lastly I attached the elastic. When the elastic is not stretched, the two ends of the band meet. However, they pull apart to reveal the elastic, which also allows you to slip the bracelet on and off of your hand!

There you have it, kittens! The whole project took me about 30 minutes, too! 

Let me know if you decide to try this DIY--I'd love to see how yours turns out! 

Today's Pickins:


  1. Such a cute idea!! I'm impressed with your skills.

  2. So pretty! Perfect for the holidays!

  3. This is is so cute and perfect for the holidays!

    P.S. Make sure you check out my ThomasKelly giveaway!

  4. This is amazing! If I knew how to sew--I think I would way too many of those--I just love layering bracelets, and I think this one would be great to layer.
    Happy Thursday!

  5. I seriously love it! I want like 6 of them now for all the holiday get togethers and parties, lol!

  6. This is adorable for the holiday season :) so cute girl! Thank you for linking up again (and for the tool working this week haha)

  7. SO Cute - love the ribbon you chose!

  8. Oh my god these are prescious! You could totally do these as a giveaway or a holiday present to loved ones :-)

    Also, you're kidding!! That's so great that your family is also AOII! Good for you for doing Sigma Kappa though! You're SK right? Sorry if I remembered incorrectly... haha

  9. Absolutely ADORE this! :) So stinkin cute! Newest follower from the link up! :)


  10. Dude. I am so impressed with you! Have you pinned this yet? It's totally gonna KILL on pinterest! Bravo, my love :)

  11. OMG LOVE THIS! I am so trying this out :) xoxo