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The Crafty Gator: DIY Rainy Day Bracelets

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UFL chapter.

Summer is finally upon us, collegiettes™! And we will suddenly have a lot more free time. No more classes, no more studying — the only thing to worry about it is when the tide will reach our chairs! On those rainy afternoons when you can’t enjoy the sunshine and beach, however, crafting is a great alternative. This quick and easy craft looks like a million bucks, but it doesn’t cost nearly that much!


  1. First, choose three strings of different colors that go well together — I know you still have some old string lying around from those braided bracelet days! For my piece, I chose pink, yellow, and blue.    
  2. Cut about ten 12-inch pieces of each color of string.
  3. Tie a knot to combine all the strings together.
  4. Choose two colors to be intertwined together. I picked yellow and blue.
  5. Weave the two sections of string — the blue/yellow and the pink, for example — through the silver bracelet. Use a bobby pin for help, and continue the pattern through the entire bracelet.
  6. Tie a knot when you get to the other end, and cut off any extra string.
  7. Finally, attach one of the silver clasps to each end of the chain bracelet.
  8. Wear your newly crafted bracelet with your favorite outfit as a statement piece!                                                                            

Happy Crafting!XOXO,The Crafty Gator

Cara oversees Her Campus Media's community department and serves as strategic lead for the expansion, development and management of all HCM communities, including the Her Campus Chapter Network, InfluenceHer Collective, College Fashionista, Spoon University, Campus Trendsetters, alumni and high school. She works closely with company leadership to develop new community-related sales offerings and the Integrated Marketing team to support all community-focused client marketing programs from end to end. Cara has experience working with high-profile talent, such as Jessica Alba, Andrew Yang, Amber Tamblyn, Aja Naomi King, Troian Bellisario, Jessica Marie Garcia, Nico Tortorella, Nastia Liukin, Rebecca Minkoff, Cecile Richards and Samantha Power, as well as brands like Coca-Cola, L'Oréal Paris, The New York Times, HBO, Uber, H&M and more. Having been a part of the HC family since 2011, Cara served as Campus Correspondent of the HC chapter at the University of Florida where she studied journalism, women’s studies and leadership. A New Yorker turned Floridian, Cara has a Friends quote for any situation. You can usually find her with her friends and family at the beach, a concert or live sports event or binge-watching Grey's Anatomy or Sons of Anarchy. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @thecararose.