BYOB: DIY Arm Party

Hey peeps! I thought I would hit two birds with one stone with this post. First, I want to show you my Sunday project: two DIY bracelets I made after I started getting the craft itch. Secondly, I want to show you how to add your own arm party link & picture for Wednesday’s linkup. (Not sure what I’m talking about? Click here.) Since it’s not a full outfit post challenge, I want to make sure participants know how to use the linky tool to crop and show a close up of their arm parties. Let’s get started!

DIY Friendship & Wrap Bracelets


I crafted this friendship bracelet (thanks for the instructions, Honestly…WTF) and used my blog background (a nice homage, eh?) as the inspiration. Similarly, I created this Chan Luu style wrap bracelet (also from here). The possibilities are endless, especially since I also bought some rhinestone trim for a little bling!

The best part of all of this is that you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on a single bracelet. You can add a lot of style and personality to your arm party for just a few dollars per bracelet. Cost increases with fancier things (like rhinestones), but nowhere near approaches designer prices.

Of course…if you want to buy some fancy arm bling, there are a few I am loving as of late. The trick is to keep it varied in terms of interest and elements.

1. by Kenneth Jay Lane 2. by Soo Ihn Kim 3. by Marc by Marc Jacobs 4. by Noir 5. by Jennifer Zeuner 6. by DANNIJO (Shop Bop has the BEST selection, by the way!)

Arm Party Tips & Instructions for Linking

The above should walk you through the steps of adding your link using the tool on Wednesday (when the link-up post goes live, of course). Make sure you choose a photo by selecting “Crop”, and make sure you have a good crop by showing some arm and a whole lotta party. Get my drift?

Try not to be ghetto (above) when taking your arm party shots. Please see that the above mess has been blurred out to spare you the horror, but keep in mind that we don’t want to see your laundry on the floor, either. (Hypothetically, of course.)

Similarly, try not to zoom in so much that we can count your hair follicles and plot your moles.

Too dark! Keep it light for better visibility.

I’m so excited about this BDIB challenge. I am really, really looking forward to seeing your arm candy! I’m sure the rest of us would love you forever if you’d be sure to let us know where you got your bracelets from. Tomorrow I’ll be posting my own arm party for this challenge, and be sure to link up your own on Wednesday! Ta-ta!

  • http://www.rachelphipps.com/ Rachel

    I love these – I want to make the blue ones! I've already posted my Arm party on my blog, can't wait for the linkup!

  • http://thefancyteacup.blogspot.com The Fancy Teacup

    I just finished making a whole ton of friendship bracelets as well as the Chan Luu wrap one yesterday! So much fun. And that Noir bracelet is a beauty.

    ♥, Jamie

  • http://lifeandglitter.blogspot.com/ Anna

    Now I really want to make some DIY bracelets! So cute that you copied your blogs design!

  • http://www.closetcravings.com Closet Cravings

    I love friendship bracelets; they make me think of when I was a kid. I'm all for recapturing glimpses of our childhood. They're pretty and totally fun. =)

  • http://2anchor.blogspot.com 2Anchor

    I have been wearing stacks for a while now and my husband thinks I'm crazy…he gets it now. I'm a huge fan of mixing metals with other materials, it's an unexpected pop. Love this post!

  • http://www.chictothenines.com Lindsay

    Love it! I love, love stacking bracelets! Can't wait to post my arm candy on Wednesday.

  • http://styleofsam.blogspot.com/ Samantha

    Love your DIY bracelets!! I had seen it on WTF but completely forgotten about them! Thanks for the inspiration. Need to get working on some blinging bracelets!

    xo, sam

  • http://Crinkleyourcloset.blogspot.com Rachel Tatem

    Cute arm bands

  • http://www.kristinhassan.blogspot.com Kristin Hassan

    totally want to make these bracelets! shot photos of my arm party yesterday! yay!

    http://www.kristinhassan.com.blogspot.com

  • http://capturingfashionindia.blogspot.com/ Meg.Meh. P.

    cool so you did enter the contest link I posted :P… :) loved your DIY!

    All the best…

    xxxxo

  • http://sparkycorner.wordpress.com Sara

    Girl you are too funny ….

  • http://louboutinsinlalaland.blogspot.com/ Alex

    I just made a whole bunch of friendship bracelets. It was tons of fun, although it took longer than expected. I can't wait to put up my photos for the arm party.

    http://louboutinsinlalaland.blogspot.com/

  • http://14shadesofgrey.wordpress.com/ Salazar

    Ha! I just made the same wrap bracelet for this challenge too! Great minds think alike :D

  • http://lucyplease.blogspot.com Lucy

    You just inspired me to make some of these! They are so chic and a nice way to spice up your outfit, especially in the summer. Thank you!

    Ps. I love your blog <3

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  • http://www.melsmanyhats@blogspot.com Mel

    Mine's up – can't wait for the link up on Wednesday!

  • http://supersizemyfashion.blogspot.com Dionne

    Really nice work on the bracelets! Thank you for clearing things up about the arm candy challenge. I would hate to see myself uploading a faulty picture.

  • http://flysongbird.blogspot.com debi

    haha..nice tips..i have already put mine up..can't wait to link it tomorrow.i have a gold and silver theme of rings and stuff

  • http://www.live-life-in-style.blogspot.com Shasie

    That is a good idea making that one bracelet in the design and colors of your blog. I want to do that too. Thanks for the great idea and links to the DIYs! Can't wait to see the linkups for this challenge :-)

  • http://taketime4me.blogspot.com/ Vera

    I really like bracelets like these! They look so cute <3