Marie Browning

"Inspiring and honoring creativity"

Colorful Zentangle Inspired Friendship Bracelets March 25, 2013

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This week I decided to share with you how to create these colorful Zentangle Inspired Friendship Bracelets!

This is a great project for children and teens. There is a really nice YouTube presentation of traditional black and white friendship bracelets – this is a colorful Tombow version using the Dual Brush Pens.

Start by cutting strips 8 ½” x ¾” from ordinary cover stock paper. You will also need to cut ¾” strips from overhead transparencies or other clear plastic sheet.

Choose your Dual Brush Pen colors – the best color combinations are those that are close together on the color wheel – some suggestions include: Greens and Blues: 195 Light Green, 373 Sea Blue, and 565 Deep Blue, Pinks and Purples: 725 Rhodamine Red, 665 Purple, and 606 Violet, Oranges and Reds: 933 Orange, 725 Rhodamine Red and 815 Cherry.

Draw the designs onto the paper strip – you can get lots of design ideas from the Zentangle Books from Design Originals.

Use the Dual Brush Blender Pen and blend all the colors together. Let dry.

With Clear Adhesive apply two strips of adhesive to the top of the colored paper strip. Place the clear strip over and rub firmly with a bone folder.

Trim the bracelet to a ½” strip and to a length to fit around your wrist. Cut a Fastener Tab in half and apply to the ends of the bracelet. It’s now ready to wear and share with friends!

This is such a fun project, I hope you enjoyed it and hope you share this with all your friends and teen that enjoy making their own Friendship bracelets.

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54 Responses to “Colorful Zentangle Inspired Friendship Bracelets”

  1. Bridget D. Says:

    What a great idea Marie! I have a couple of Grandkids that would love to help me make some of these. Thanks 🙂

  2. Shawna Says:

    How cute! My granddaughters would love these!!!

  3. melissa cash Says:

    Great bracelets Marie! These would be alot of fun to make with a group of girlfriends!

  4. Jeanne J. Says:

    What a fun project! Love it!

  5. kraftychic Says:

    That is a totally cool project! I can see my granddaughter making these for all of her friends! Neat idea! TFS!

  6. Lisa P Says:

    Totally cute idea! Love the look of these.

  7. Ria Johnson Says:

    Beautiful bracelets! I love the way you colored them.

  8. Julie A. Shearer Says:

    What a great idea ! Thanks for sharing !

  9. Marilyn Tucker Says:

    This is great. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Jean Bullock Says:

    This would be a fun project for girls to do at a slumber party. Could probably adapt the idea to make napkin rings for a party. Thanks for the tutorial!

  11. Wow! These are great! Love the creativity. Michelle Criswell sent me and I’m a new follower 🙂

  12. Wow this looks great! Such creativity!! Michelle Criswell sent me and I’m a new follower 🙂

  13. this is very cool !!! My daughter would LOVE designing her own bracelets with her friends !! you made them so bright and pretty !!! thanks for the idea !!!

  14. Ava G Says:

    Marie , great off the page project and yes the kids would love to create their own bracelet.

  15. Jingle Says:

    What a fun idea! These look great!

  16. Victoria in OHio Says:

    love the bracelets. we will have to try them. would love to win the adhesives.

  17. sharon gullikson Says:

    What a cool idea. I like the color combo

  18. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) Says:

    How neat. What a great idea. These would be fun to make with my kiddos too. Thanks for the idea. They are wonderful.

  19. natasha poteraj Says:

    My niece would love to make some of those.

  20. Miriam Prantner Says:

    What a fun idea! This would be great to do with my daughter!

  21. Says:

    What a super idea! TFS.
    I just bought a bunch of those Tombo Fasteners to make goodies with and now I have another great idea to add to my list.

  22. Oh my goodness, this is fantastic. My daughter would love doing these to send to her friends. She is so in to tangling. TFS.

  23. sherry b Says:

    wonderful friendship Bracelets! TFS.

  24. Barbara MacAskill Says:

    Great colors! I love the Zentangle stuff but have not tried it out yet! Maybe soon! Thanks for sharing!

  25. mona c Says:

    Who would have thought this was possible. Just think what all you can do with this technique. TFS!

  26. Barb Penn Says:

    What a great project. Love the colors you picked.

  27. Robin Buchholz Says:

    Beautiful bracelets, I love the vibrant colors.

  28. Sue D Says:

    What a fun and colorful project!

  29. Crystal Riley Says:

    These are awesome! How fun! Michelle sent me and I am a new follower!

  30. These are really cute bracelets. Look easy to make also.
    Carla from Utah

  31. Melissa Hammerquist Says:

    This looks fun and I know a group or two of girls that would love to do this! Can’t wait to share this with them!

  32. krafty kim Says:

    the bracelet idea ROCKS

  33. maida Says:

    Wow, great coloring and cool idea.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  34. Ok, this is just GENIOUS!! I will totally be lifting this. TFS!!
    crazyaboutcricut at hotmail dot com

  35. Jaymie Says:

    Such a cool idea!!! GREAT for kids!
    Michelle sent me 🙂

  36. Trixie Says:

    Those are awesome! I’m totally going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing. I’m a new follower and Michelle sent me. 😉

  37. Jaymie Says:

    This is such a cool idea!
    Michelle sent me 🙂

  38. Cherie H Says:

    Love this idea! So easy to do and fun! Thanks!

  39. Julie Says:

    These are so cute…Great idea and I love the markers…tfs

    Cricut Chick

  40. ellen s Says:

    OH. no way, this is so FUN! What a great kids would love this, too.

  41. Love the colors… what an awesome hop… and a fab giveaway…

  42. Ashley Nicole Says:

    These are really cool. My niece would love these.

  43. Chelsea j Says:

    These are awesome,totally cook idea, thanks!

  44. Liz O Says:

    What a neat idea Marie!

  45. Debbie Fisher Says:

    cool project!

  46. Glenna Anderson Says:


  47. That is really cute!! I need to practice my Zentangles again!! 🙂
    TFS!! Take Care!!

  48. What a wonderful project! Very colorful!

  49. Edgar Poe Says:

    You can Zentangle anything actually, e.g. rocks, shoes, purses, clothing’s, etc. AND with Tombow’s dual brush pens. Marie you inspire me, thank you.

  50. Denise Bryant Says:

    These look like a lot of fun to make!

  51. Carol B Says:

    What a fun project, this would be pefect for a girl’s bday party!

    Carol B

  52. Kathy T Says:

    Great project! Can’t wait to share this with my grand-kids, they will love it.

  53. lolyborda43 Says:

    Cool project, what a lovely idea to make with my teen and tween-agers nieces and nephews. TFS

  54. j. swart Says:

    fun project to do with my kids

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