DIY Doll Gift: Bracelet Boxes

Can you believe the Christmas Craft Collab is almost over? Tomorrow, Light4theLord will post the final craft, and it will be DONE. FINISHED. FINITO.

Be sure to check out the recent crafts! On Christmas Eve, if you’ve sent in any pictures of any CCC craft, they’ll be featured along with a recap of all the crafts.

The most recent Christmas Craft Collab craft is Light4theLord’s fabulous reindeer headband! You have GOT to check it out and make it. And, of course, take a picture and email her or me.

For my last CCC craft, I’m going to show you how to make a beautiful easier-than-it-looks daisy chain bracelet or necklace to pack into tiny doll-sized boxes.

They’re the perfect gift for if your dolls are participating in a gift exchange or even for you to give to another fellow doll-lover!

To make this craft…

You Will Need:

  • doll-sized boxes (wrap the pieces in pretty Christmas wrapping paper beforehand)
  • small beads (doll-sized beads!)
  • bracelet elastic (the thinner, the better)
  • scissors
  • (optional) sewing needle (my needle ended up having too small of an eye for my elastic to fit through)

Step 1

Cut a good-sized piece of your elastic. If you’re like me, you do no measuring and it turns out perfectly. Considering my destructive tendencies, this is a miracle.

Step 2

Knot one end of your elastic multiple times to keep the beads from falling off.

One trick I use is to clamp the handles of the scissors down right after the knot (why does the picture say “before”?? Pretend I knew what I was doing.). But since my beads were small enough and my knot was big enough, I ended up not having to do this.

Beads

Before we get into step 3, let’s discuss beads. It’ll help to make them all different (but coordinating) colors to tell the difference.

  • SPACE BEADS = these beads go in between your daisies. In my pictures, they’re light blue.
  • PETAL BEADS = these beads are the petals of your daisy. In my pictures, they’re purple.
  • CENTER BEADS = you’ll use the fewest of these beads. They’re the center of your daisy. In my pictures, they’re teal.

Step 3

String 5-6 (I recommend 5) space beads on your string.

Step 4

Now string one petal bead, your center bead, and 3 more petal beads.

Step 5

If your elastic is thin enough, threading it through a sewing needle will help. If not, be awesome and use your bare hands to create this awesomeness.

Take the end of your vestal and string it back through your first petal bead.

Step 6

Like so! Add 3 more petal beads.

Step 7

Then, string your elastic over the center bead and through the first petal bead after it.

Step 8

Ta-da! It’ll look like this. Continue with more space beads and repeat the daisy-making process.

Just keep beading, just keep beading… not that I support Dory but just keep beadinggg

Step 9

After being amazed at how the amount of string you cut turned out to be the perfect size, tie the ends together in, like, six or seven knots because you like going beyond. XD

And that’s how you make a daisy chain bracelet! You can make these longer into necklaces, and they look amazing.

Taryn loves hers. Except I’m going to have to convince her to give it away in the exchange, not keep it. XD

Step 10

Put those adorable bracelets into mini boxes, and you’re good to go!

You don’t have to give only daisy-chain bracelets. This box contains a beautiful bead-and-weave-braid bracelet from Livy (she gave me 10 for my birthday!), another gorgeous bead-and-weave-braid bracelet from Light4theLord (she also gave me 10 for my birthday!), an amazing rainbow loom bracelet from Chloe (she also gave me some for my birthday! XD) and a beaded bracelet made by me. And, of course, the daisy chain bracelet we just made.

Looks like this one’s got a nice variety too. Two necklaces (the one with blue beads and the gold bead pendant was made for me by Allie [check out that old post of mine from over three years ago IF YOU DARE also witness the power of WordPress’ weird auto-watermarks]), a pearl bracelet, and some earring studs and dangles.

Uh, Taryn, I don’t think that’s going to work.

Determined to do it anyway. Okay. XD

If you made this or any other CCC craft (2016 or 2017!), Light4theLord and I would love to see! Send in any pictures to L4TL at dollsnall4ever@gmail.com or me at madison[at]powerofGOD[dot]com by December 23rd to be featured in the Christmas Craft Collab Recap on Christmas Eve!

Do your dolls like giving presents? Do you give presents to your dolls? Do your dolls give presents to you? XD

By | 2017-12-22T15:58:41+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|All, Christmas, Christmas Craft Collab, Crafts|41 Comments

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41 Comments

  1. Arabella December 22, 2017 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Awesome craft! I’ll definitely try it 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2017 at 12:26 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! Ooh, if you ever try it, I’d LOVE to see! 😀

  2. kaitlynrh1 December 22, 2017 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Cute! 😀

  3. light4thelord December 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Determined Taryn. THAT IS SO ME *stuffs stuff in box IT SHALL FIT OR ELSE*

    That is SO adorable! OOooh… making those macramé bracelets for you bring back memories… I did all of them on the trip. *facedesk* LONGEST. TRIP. EVER. (not quite, TX beats that, but…) And then I lost three of them after a Walmart stop. But that minivan was pretty awesome. XD XD XD

    I love these!
    ~ Light4theLord
    https://dollsnall.blogspot.com
    And yeah, mine will be up tomorrow… if my sister uploads her photos from her phone. *facewall*

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2017 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      XDDD SAME. XD

      Ohh, macramé! That’s what it’s called. *facepalm* XDD Thank you SO much again for them, THEY ARE SERIOUSLY SO GORGEOUS.

      P.S. HURRY UP, SISTER. XD

      • light4thelord December 23, 2017 at 6:57 pm - Reply

        XD XD XD WE ARE SO ALIKe.

        Yup! You’re very welcome! My favorite was the flower one…. 🙂

        IKR?!?! I just posted it.

        • Madison
          Madison December 24, 2017 at 4:52 pm - Reply

          Ahhh I forgot to update the CCC recap with the no-sew apron craft!! *multiple facepalms* I just finally updated AFTER it posted, arg, I’m so sorry. I was at church when it posted. XD

  4. Olivia Bell (aka Livy) December 22, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Aww, so cool! And cute. 😉 It’s such a great idea, I like to make doll bracelets sometimes! Thanks for the shout out, I had fun making those bracelets for your dolls! 😀

    Hehe, it would be funny if my dolls gave me presents! Do your’s give you presents? 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2017 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Livy! Aww, you’re so welcome, thank you again for the gorgeous bracelets! My dolls love them. 😀

      Hehe, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, no. XD I guess, in a way, they are their own presents to me. XD

  5. Olive December 22, 2017 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    I like giving presents to my dolls! But they aren’t going to get many this year, since I’ve been so busy making my sibs presents, and OH HECK I HAVN’T EVEN DECORATED THEIR SPACE FOR CHRISTMAS OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH NOT TO MENTION THAT I HAVN’T POSTED SINCE THANKSGIVING SOMEBODY HELP MEEEEEEEE
    ~a very frantic Olive

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2017 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      Me, too! I only asked for doll clothes this year, so I’m giving all my presents to my dolls. 😂

      WPIUFBEQIPRB AHHHHH YOU CAN DO IT OLIVE!!

      • Olive December 23, 2017 at 12:36 pm - Reply

        I think I can I think I can I think I can……
        I decorated last night, and had the dolls write a post this morning. Now if I can just squeeze in the finishing touches for my brothers gift…..😬
        But we’re making cookies today and tomorrow I’m painting my nails, which will take a while…*sigh*
        I THINK I CAN I THINK I CAN I THINK I CAN……

        • Madison
          Madison December 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm - Reply

          YOU TOTALLY CAN YOU TOTALLY CAN YOU TOTALLY CAN! You got this. 😉

  6. Hannah December 22, 2017 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Very Creative! Great tutorial!

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2017 at 12:22 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Hannah!

  7. Kaylyn Grace December 22, 2017 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    THAT IS SO CUTE!!!!!!!! I NEED TO DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DON’T WANT CCC TO END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST KEEP CRAFTING, JUST KEEP CRAFTING!!!!!!! YOUR CRAFTS ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!! DON’T STOP DOING THEM!!!!!!!!

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      AWWWWWW, YOU LIKE MY CRAFTS?? AWWW THAT MEANS SO MUCH!! THANK YOU KAYLYN!!

      • Kaylyn Grace December 23, 2017 at 12:34 pm - Reply

        I LOVE THEM SO MUCH, YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWW, YOU’RE WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED TO GET YOUR CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Madison
          Madison December 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm - Reply

          AWWWW, THAT MEANS SO MUCH!!! I HOPE MY CARD GETS TO YOU SUPER SOON… HURRY UP, MAIL! XD

          • Kaylyn Grace December 23, 2017 at 6:03 pm - Reply

            AWW, GOOD!!!!!! YOU ALREADY SENT IT???!!!!!!!!! YYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SUPER EXCITED TO GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MADI, YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            • Madison
              Madison December 24, 2017 at 4:46 pm - Reply

              WHY YES INDEED I DID!! I hope you get it before Christmas!! AWWW, YOU’RE THE SWEETEST!! <3

          • Kaylyn Grace December 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

            I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL EMAIL YOU RIGHT AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Kaylyn Grace December 22, 2017 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Also, MERRY EARLY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2017 at 12:22 pm - Reply

      AHHH MERRY EARLY CHRISTMAS!!

      • Kaylyn Grace December 23, 2017 at 12:34 pm - Reply

        AWW, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Alyse December 22, 2017 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Aww these are so cute.

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      Hehe, thank you!

  10. Josie December 24, 2017 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Those are so cute! I think I’d fail epically at making them and end up with a bracelet horse or something. Wow, people love to give you jewelry. (Not that certain people who I won’t mention online don’t give me a lot of jewelry too…)

    • Madison
      Madison December 24, 2017 at 4:55 pm - Reply

      Ah, yes, bracelet horses. I’ll have you know they’re the height of fashion. … for weirdos. I know, I was flabbergasted at the amount of people who thought to give me stuff! (Hmph. How evil. Though I do not know who you are talking about, and just suddenly dropped all use of contractions for some reason.)

      • Josie December 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm - Reply

        Ah yes. (Hint: it’s a boy.)

        • Madison
          Madison December 24, 2017 at 5:09 pm - Reply

          (HIM.)

          • Josie December 24, 2017 at 9:53 pm - Reply

            YUP. HIM.

            • Madison
              Madison December 24, 2017 at 9:53 pm - Reply

              MY MESSAGES AREN’T DELIVERING. *pouty emoji*

            • Madison
              Madison December 24, 2017 at 9:54 pm - Reply

              JUST KIDDING I LIED THEY DELIVERED NOW.

              • Josie December 24, 2017 at 9:55 pm - Reply

                MY PHONE WAS DEAD.

                • Madison
                  Madison December 24, 2017 at 10:28 pm - Reply

                  SHOULD’VE GUESSED FROM ITS SUICIDAL TENDENCES.

  11. Xyra December 29, 2017 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Nicely done! Thank you for sharing the details on this!

    • Madison
      Madison December 30, 2017 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Xyra!

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