Christmas Heishi Bracelet Set
Heishi bracelets are all the rage right now, I love this Holly Jolly set I made for Christmas! They are so simple for kids of all ages to make, and are sure to brighten up your holiday fashion. Not only are these stackable bracelet sets simple to put together for yourself, but you can package the supplies up into a kit with my free printable label to share as gifts or holiday party favors!
To make your own Christmas Heishi Bracelet Set, you will need these supplies:
- Clear Elastic Jewelry Cord
- Heishi Beads (red, white green)
- Metallic Heishi Beads
- Alphabet Letter Beads
- Metallic Faceted Spacer Beads
- Binder Clip (optional)
Start by measuring your wrist and cut a length of clear elastic jewelry cord one inch longer than your measurement. If you are making the bracelet as a gift, I would recommend cutting 9" of cord to fit a 7"-8" wrist. Pre-stretch the piece of cord a few times. This will help prevent the bracelet from quickly stretching out too much as the bracelet is worn.
Attach a binder clip to one end of the cord. This is totally optional, but I like that it holds tightly to the end of the cord and helps to make it easier to thread beads on.
There are so many ways to make a Christmas bracelet set! I'm sharing the one I made as an example, so feel free to follow along to get the same look, or use these as inspiration to get creative with your own style!
First, thread a gold metallic heishi bead onto the cord. Next, add your Christmas word to the cord, one letter bead at a time. Make sure to double-check your spelling and the direction of the letter beads! Add one more metallic heishi bead to the cord.
Next, add 3 green heishi beads followed by 3 white beads. Repeat this pattern until you have 15 sets of each color. You can see what I mean by looking at the "Jolly" bracelet above.
Check the fit by carefully wrapping the bracelet around your wrist. There should be about 1"-1 1/2" of cord left. Carefully remove the binder clip and hold the end of the cord. Knot the ends of the cord together in a tight knot, and then tie it a few more times. For an extra strong hold, pull the knot tight and add a small drop of super glue. Hold the knot tight until the glue dries. Once dry, trim the ends of the cord.
Repeat this process to make a "Holly" bracelet. I made mine the same way, but used red heishi beads instead of green.
When making bracelet sets, I like to make a third accent bracelet to go along with the other two bracelets. For this one, I strung on sets of 3 green, white, and red heishi beads and filled the rest of the bracelet with gold faceted spacer beads. Easy enough, and it coordinates perfectly!
Packaging the Christmas Heishi Bracelet Set supplies as a party favor couldn't be easier, and looks so cute when you're done! Start by counting out all of the beads needed to make one or all three bracelets, and carefully funnel them into a small plastic bag.
Download the Happy Holidays label printable (personal use only), and print on regular copy paper. Use a 2” circle punch or use scissors to cut out each of the labels.
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You can apply double-sided tape to the back of the labels, or you can easily transform the paper circles into scissors using a Xyron Creative Station! This machine is manual, so you don't need any electricity or fancy gadgets to make it work. There are also cartridges that can be used to also create magnetic and laminated projects!
Open the Creative Station and place three of the labels into the machine so that they are barely touching the adhesive. Make sure they are not overlapping each other and that they aren't too close to the edges of the cartridge.
Crank the handle on the side of the Creative Station to pull the paper stickers through. The stickers are sandwiched between paper and a thin plastic cover. Once you see that the first set of labels are through, add another set of three into the machine. Crank those through, and repeat until all of the labels are through the machine. Press the red paper trimmer down and run it across the paper to cut the labels away from the machine.
Peel the plastic covering away from the labels. Now you can peel the label away from the backing, like a regular sticker. The backs are completely covered in adhesive and ready to be placed onto your bracelet kits!
Fold the top of the bag over, and place the label over the top. You don't want the bag to accidentally open and lose all of the bracelet materials!! If you want to personalize the kit with the name, you can turn the bag over and write on it with a permanent marker.
I mean, honestly, who wouldn't want to wear a set of these custom Christmas Heishi Bracelets? It's actually a fun craft to do with a group, and there are so many ways you can create a unique Christmas bracelet! I love that you can use the packaged bracelet kits to give as gifts or party favors!! As always, if you make any of these projects for yourself, I'd love to see your creations! Tag me on Instagram and Facebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest!
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