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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Christmas Bracelets



Ah - tis that time of year again. Time for me to get crafty and do my bit for the school Christmas fair. I can't bake, I'm no good at organising things and I'm really rubbish at dealing with small people but I can get a little creative when required and make things. So I do what I do best - make bracelets. 

Pick a colour, any colour!


Rather than just throwing a batch of bracelets over to the school, I took it a little further by trying to make them look a little bit more interesting. I decided to go with a "Frozen" theme as I hear it's popular with the small people and also something a little Christmassy for those not so enamoured with the film and printed some little phrases on cards to accompany the bracelets.

For the blue & white bracelets, I sourced some little gummy bracelets from Ebay and added little crystal beads to them. I then created little cards to set them off with some choice "Frozen" quotes ....

The Frozen Collection


And I know blue isn't the most popular colour ever amongst young girls so I did some slightly more girly ones with the stickers of Elsa and the Frozen crew on them. These are little cotton cord friendship bracelets which you pull to adjust to size.

The Elsa & Anna Collection


And for the Christmassy collection.


The Christmassy Collection (You do know I am making these names up as I don't you?).


And then I popped them in to little cellophane sleeve to finish them off and make them easier to handle for selling  ....

All done.


The snowflake & present sequins used to decorate the little cards were a lucky find and were actually sold as table toppers which are normally used for scattering on tables at events. I picked these up whilst I was having a little mosey through the pound shop. 



And just by chance, I also happened upon a little pack of "Frozen" stickers at the same time.




I think the bracelets were quite well received ... especially by the parents who were relieved to see something other than the usual tatty teddies and unwanted toiletries donations ;o)


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Last Note :

  • I've popped a few new bracelets in the shop just incase anyone needs any last minute stocking fillers as I've had a few enquiries about some of the ones I've featured on Instagram. Happy browsing!
  • I've not actually watched Frozen .... yet.




24 comments :

  1. gosh you're so crafty sue! those little gold moons are so cute.. well done on the packaging too!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. I think the little moons are my favourite too - heck I think I might snaffle one for myself to wear!

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  2. How I wish I had been at your school Christmas fair, my niece would have loved a Frozen bracelet. Utterly cute x

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    1. So you don't think I'm mean preying on the wants of small people then by appealing to their wants? ;o)

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  3. I love a pound shop browsing session! There are some amazing little bargains for stationery-obsessed kids in ours. The bracelets are fantastic! Having just cleared out a load of old toys, only to have them replaced by a load of other people's old toys from the Christmas fair, I would far rather have one of these to buy!

    Becky x

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    1. I adore Pound shops because you never know what little gems you might find in there - like you say, the craft section is usually pretty major and I like filling party bags with things I find in there too. And I know what you mean about clearing out old stuff to re-fill it with other people's old stuff. Big sigh.

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  4. Oh, they are just gorgeous. I was thinking of you at the weekend, as the last of the bracelets I bought from you earlier this year was popped in with a few other bits and pieces for my 7 year old niece and posted to Australia ... so your bracelets are now going global :)

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    1. I think I might make some jewellery up as presents for family this year - it's one of those things that I never think to do because I always feel it's a bit of a cop out to do that. And my bracelets are now going to Australia - cool :o)

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  5. Sue....your school are so lucky to have you! Bet the other mums love you....your bracelets are amazing and I know of one little lady who would love one, I shall be placing an order shortly! xx

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    1. Thanks Michelle - I really am one of those rubbish mums who don't volunteer to do much as the small people frighten me a little ... and there's not much Earl Grey drinking at school which is my rocket fuel. However, like I said, I can put in time out of school to make things so that's not so bad. We do what we can!

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  6. These would go so quickly with the 10 and under set (heck, even I'm digging the little gold moons myself.)

    excellent excellent marketing. >:)

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    1. Hey - that was the plan! And a little bit of marketing makes for a lot I always think. Even if it's not wholly appreciated by the Under 10 set, it is at least appreciated by the parents.

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  7. They are gorgeous, you are really creative, love the theme and your Christmas collection is so lovely too!! I am sure the school was so chuffed with them! X

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    1. I think they were very pleased. The bracelets were promoted to the "Gifts" stall rather than the "Pocket Money" stall which made me smile.

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  8. These are not only completely gorgeous but the thought that has gone into them and the packaging, well, just well done Sue - fab! xx

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    1. Thanks Sharron - I kept it as simple and as easy as I could. I think they turned out quite well :)

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  9. They're fab, Sue. Great idea with the Frozen slant too! Lynne x

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  10. Sue you are so talented, love how you have done the wording too, I am sure your considered as one supercool mum by the little ones at school! Helen xx

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  11. Sue, you should sell these online. Fantastic party bag presents/stocking fillers. Brilliant!

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  12. you do everything so elegantly, my attempts at craft look exactly as they did when I was 6 years old!

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