Wednesday, June 19, 2013

My DIY faux raffia bracelets

I made this set of summery faux raffia bracelets using a mystery dollar store material. Can you guess what it is?

Did you guess poly rope?

This project was inspired by a raffia kumihimo bracelet project at El Cuaderno de Ideas. You could use raffia for this project and end up with a somewhat skinnier bracelet. The dollar store rope strands are thicker and a bit cheaper than raffia (although you won't break the bank with raffia, that's for sure.)
Instead of kumihimo, you use lanyard knots. To make a lanyard knot, see this video and photo tutorial.
See the full tutorial at Dollar Store Crafts.  Make a stack. They're cheap.


  1. These are fantastic. I've never tried lanyard braiding before so I hope it's not too tough to learn. Love the colors you chose!

    1. Samantha BaldwinJune 19, 2013 at 8:52 PM

      Thanks. The rope color is what keeps me coming back to the dollar store.