How to Make Woven Paper Bracelets

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If you love making bracelets, but you are sick of making the same old bracelets all the time…. then I have the bracelet craft for you.  I am going to show you how to make woven paper bracelets that you can make for yourself or share with friends.  And, don’t worry… they are stronger than you might think.  These paper bracelets are woven with many, many different folds causing the bracelets to be quite strong.  So, let’s get started.

Check out our other Bracelet Crafts and Jewelry Crafts.



How to Make Woven Paper Bracelets



 

Materials Needed

2 Different Color Sheets of Paper

Tape or Glue

Ribbon

Scissors

 

Step 1



Cut 4 strips of paper that are about 10 inches long and a 1/4 inch wide



Cut 4 strips of paper that are about 10 inches long and a 1/4 inch wide… we used two different colors.


Step 2



Tape or glue 2 strips end to end twice



Tape or glue 2 strips end to end twice…. making the strips 20 inches long.

 

Step 3



Place one strip horizontal and the other in a letter 'V' around the first strip.



Place one strip horizontal and the other in a letter ‘V’ around the first strip.  Number them 1, 2, 3 and 4.

 

Step 4



Fold #4 over #3, so it is parallel with #2.



Fold #4 over #3, so it is parallel with #2.  (Like a number 11)

 

Step 5



Fold #1 behind #2 so it is parallel with #3.



Fold #1 behind #2 so it is parallel with #3.

 

Step 6



Now, push #1 in front of #4.



Now, push #1 in front of #4.

 

Step 7



Now, fold #3 over #1 so it is parallel with #2 and #4.



Now, fold #3 over #1 so it is parallel with #2 and #4.

 

Step 8



Now, fold #2 behind #4 and over #3 so it is parallel with #1.



Now, fold #2 behind #4 and over #3 so it is parallel with #1.

 

Step 9



Push #1 in front of #4.



Push #1 in front of #4.

 

Step 10



Fold #3 over #1 so it is parallel with #2 and #4.



Fold #3 over #1 so it is parallel with #2 and #4.

 

Step 11



Fold #2 behind #4 and over #3 so it is parallel with #1.



Fold #2 behind #4 and over #3 so it is parallel with #1.

 

Step 12



Fold #1 over #2.



Fold #1 over #2.

 

Step 13



Fold #4 under #3 and over #1.



Fold #4 under #3 and over #1.

 

Step 14



Continue this process until there is no more paper



Continue this process until there is no more paper, then… tape loose end together.

 

Step 15



Put ribbon through spaces to tie bracelet together.



Put ribbon through spaces to tie bracelet together.

Wow, doesn’t it look beautiful?!  Now, the question is…. are you going to keep it for yourself or give it to a friend?  Hmmmmm…. what are you going to do?

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