Made By Hand | Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet

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Made By Hand: Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet

This past weekend we packed our mocs and headed south to Austin, Texas for CAMP!

We kicked off this fun-filled weekend adventure on Friday night with two boho inspired friendship bracelet DIYs created by Johnna from Fox Meets Bear. Check out Johnna’s step-by-step instructions below and share with us which bracelet you’ll be making in the comments!

Made By Hand: Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet

Made By Hand: Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet

 

Supplies: 

  • Eight Brass Beads
  • Roll of 24mm copper
  • Five strands of Suede (desired length 18″) 
  • Washi Tape
  • Pliers
  • Wire Cutter

 

Made By Hand: Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet

Step 1 | Cut one end of the suede to make it easier for the beads to be strung on. Trim diagonally.

Made By Hand: Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet

Step 2 | String on brass beads. Feel free to explore here. You can put them all on one strand of suede or split them up on each of the five strands!

Made By Hand: Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet Made By Hand: Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet

Step 3 | Cut three-five sections from roll of copper. Desired length about two-three inches each.

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Step 4 |Wrap copper tightly around suede. Feel free to explore with this too! They can be close together, far apart, spread out on all five strands of suede or covered on one single piece!

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Step 5 | Gather the ends of the five strands of suede and leave about two inches of room on the end for tying. Wrap entire section with copper.

Made By Hand: Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet Made By Hand: Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet

Step 6 | Wrap on wrist. Find a friend to help tie into a double knot. Enjoy the suede, brass, and copper combination!

Made By Hand: Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet

About Johnna of Fox Meets Bear:

Johnna Holmgren is the wife of her bearded husband Max. She is the mother of Luella Beane. They reside in Stillwater, Minnesota with their dog (Badger), kitty (Zoe) and their two chickens (Beatrice+Mabel). Her blog, Fox Meets Bear is generally filled with adventures, floral projects, and a few tidbits about motherhood. Together they run Bear Fox Chalk, a chalk design and illustration company.

Made By Hand|Braided Suede Bracelet

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Made By Hand: Braided Suede Bracelet

This past weekend we packed our mocs and headed south to Austin, Texas for CAMP!

We kicked off our weekend away on Friday night with a Friendship Bracelet DIY by Johnna from Fox Meets Bear. Check out Johnna’s step-by-step instructions below for a braided suede bracelet to wear all summer long!

Made By Hand: Braided Suede Bracelet

Supplies: 

  • Roll of 24mm copper
  • Five strands of Suede (desired length 18″) 
  • Washi Tape
  • Pliers
  • Wire Cutter

 

Made By Hand: Braided Suede Bracelet

Step 1 | Tape suede strands to a hard surface.

Made By Hand: Braided Suede Bracelet

Step 2 | Braid the pieces of suede into a traditional braid or explore braiding variations.

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Step 3 | Finish braiding by leaving about two inches of room on the end for tying.

Made By Hand: Braided Suede Bracelet

Step 4 | Wrap on wrist.  Find a friend to help tie into a double knot!

Made By Hand: Braided Suede Bracelet

About Johnna of Fox Meets Bear:

Johnna Holmgren is the wife of her bearded husband Max. She is the mother of Luella Beane. They reside in Stillwater, Minnesota with their dog (Badger), kitty (Zoe) and their two chickens (Beatrice+Mabel). Her blog, Fox Meets Bear is generally filled with adventures, floral projects, and a few tidbits about motherhood. Together they run Bear Fox Chalk, a chalk design and illustration company.

Made By Hand | Floral Installation

Inspiring handcrafted how-to’s for your home, life and well being.  Our Made By Hand series features distinct DIYs made with a little love and a lot of creative spirit.

Made By Hand | Floral Installation

Hello! My name is Johnna and I am so happy to be adventuring with Minnetonka as a Made By Hand contributor this year. Together my husband Max and I run a chalk design business called Bear Fox Chalk and when we’re not busy with that, you’ll find us adventuring with our daughter Lue outdoors or headed to the city for a good cup of coffee. You can read more about our adventures over at Fox Meets Bear.

Made By Hand | Floral Installation

It’s finally feeling like spring in Minnesota! This week I decided to make it out to the woods to make a floral wall installation to help welcome in the warm air and blooming weather outside.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Five branches (I try to find ones that are already fallen from the trees to preserve rooted life)
  • Copper Wire
  • Pliers
  • Blooms of your choice (I chose fresh Sunflowers, Vines, oversized Ranunculus, and Feverfew. You can also start foraging fallen items from the woods that might mix in well)

 

Made By Hand | Floral Installation

Made By Hand | Floral Installation

Fasten the branches together. Tighten with copper wire and feel free to use a lot of copper here as it adds a beautiful touch of metal that seems to mix nice with the earthiness of the wood. I added a thicker copper hook to the top, but you could just assemble onto the wall with copper nails or screws.

Made By Hand | Floral Installation

Made By Hand | Floral Installation

Explore with your shaped sticks! I made mine into a stacked rectangular-like shape, but I could see this working well as a triangle or perfect square.

Made By Hand | Floral Installation

Start tucking the blooms in. Start with the vines and let yourself be free with the process! I wanted a more minimal look so I made the corners a bit heavy and gave my eye room to experience the raw stick portions too.

Made By Hand | Floral Installation

Once you have the first layer of vines in, start with the bigger blooms. Gently open and manually bloom the flower by softly opening up the petals, if needed.

Made By Hand | Floral Installation

Use your wire here to fasten the blooms to the frame. Tuck, overlap, and bunch them close together to create a clustered feel. End with the softer, feminine blooms. Feverfew is a gorgeous bloom to use and gives off a seriously whimsical feel.

Made By Hand | Floral Installation

Made By Hand | Floral Installation

Repeat the bloom placement on the lower corner or as you’d like on the frame. You could cover the sticks entirely with blooms or keep it as simple as you’d like. I love this hanging above our mantle in our living room and it welcomes spring and all it’s earthiness to come! You could use this for a baby shower or bridal shower backdrop, in your babe’s nursery, or even make mini versions of it to gift to a friend!

Made By Hand | Floral Installation

Made By Hand | Floral Installation

Happy Adventuring! Hope you enjoyed this woodland floral installation!

About Johnna of Fox Meets Bear:

Johnna Holmgren is the wife of her bearded husband Max. She is the mother of Luella Beane. They reside in Stillwater, Minnesota with their dog (Badger), kitty (Zoe) and their two chickens (Beatrice+Mabel). Her blog, Fox Meets Bear is generally filled with adventures, floral projects, and a few tidbits about motherhood. Together they run Bear Fox Chalk, a chalk design and illustration company.

Made By Hand | Care Package

Inspiring handcrafted how-to’s for your home, life and well being.  Our Made By Hand series features distinct DIYs made with a little love and a lot of creative spirit. Today’s post comes from our new Made By Hand contributors Tegan and Lindsay of Treasures & Travels. 

Made By Hand | Care Package (4)

We love the idea of surprising a friend or family member with a little something special, and adore these little “Tea & Biscuits” gifts, because everything you need for them you can probably find in your kitchen. For this DIY you’ll need:

  • 1 large mason jar with lid
  • 1 small mason jar for jam (or purchase a small jar of jam!)
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • burlap or fabric
  • twine

 

Made By Hand | Care Package

 

Add the flour and baking powder to the large mason jar. Wrap the mixture and the jam with burlap or fabric, tying it at the top with twine and folding sides in and pinning with a safety pin around the back. Attach a few bags of your favourite tea along with the printable instructions and gift tag!

Now you’re all set to inspire someone with a small act of kindness that has a little touch of handmade love!

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About Treasures & Travels:

Treasures & Travels is a lifestyle blog by Tegan Klenner & Lindsay Sjoberg, two sisters from Vancouver, Canada. They blog about all the things they love from style, DIY projects, recipes and beauty to the small joys of everyday life.

Made By Hand | Mason Jar Lanterns

Inspiring handcrafted how-to’s for your home, life and well being.  Our Made By Hand series features distinct DIYs made with a little love and a lot of creative spirit.

These Mason jar lanterns are an inexpensive way of personalizing and styling your home or dinner party, and can also be given to friends as gifts. Hang them from tree branches or set them on tables for a romantic evening light. They are rustic and whimsical at the same time and chances are you have most of what you need already in your house.

Supplies:

  • A mason jar of any size (the wide-mouth variety are easiest)
  • 22-gauge (or thicker) nontarnish silver wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Fine pea pebbles, available at garden supply stores
  • Votive candles
  • Long lighter or long matches

Wrap the wire around the neck of the jar, leaving an inch of slack. Cut the wire and twist the ends together.

Cut another piece of wire to make the wire handle, about 8 inches, or a piece that’s long enough to attach to both ends of the wire around the neck in a loop.

Tuck the second wire under the first one and twist together. Repeat this on the other side, combining the wire twist from the first wire so that they connect.

Trim off any ends with the wire cutters so nothing sharp is sticking out.

Pour in the pebbles or dried beans or rice into the bottom of the mason jar.

Secure a votive candle inside.

Light it with a long lighter and hang the lantern wherever you please, or simply set a whole bunch of them on your dinner table!

It is an inexpensive and magical way to tap into your pioneer spirit.

About Georgia Pellegrini:

Georgia’s taste for simple food and outdoor adventure evolved as she grew up in the Hudson Valley. She followed her passion to the French Culinary Institute and then to Gramercy Tavern, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and La Chassagnette in France. Georgia is the author of “Food Heroes,” “Girl Hunter,” and the new book “Modern Pioneering.” She has appeared on Today, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Iron Chef, and much more, and her outdoor Adventure Getaways have been featured everywhere from the New York Times, to the Wall Street Journal, to HBO. She lives in Austin, Texas and chronicles her adventures on her wildly popular website GeorgiaPellegrini.com and her Facebook fan page.