Rainbow Loom! DIY 5 Easy Rainbow Loom Bracelets without a Loom (DIY Loom Bands)


In this DIY tutorial I’ll show you how to
make five beautiful bracelets out of bands. All these pretty designs can be made without
a loom or a hook. Hey loves! A few weeks ago I posted my first
episode of band bracelets and so many of you asked for more. So I decided to film another
one and here I will show you these five beautiful and easy designs. The cool thing is that you
don’t need a loom or a hook to make them. You can use your fingers, fork or pencils
like me. So if you’re ready to rock these beautiful bracelets too, keep on watching
because we’re gonna get started. Let’s start with this cool and classic fishtail
bracelet, for which you will need some bands and a c-clip. You can make the bracelet on
your fingers or you can make a simple loom out of two pencils, an eraser and some tape.
Place the pencils on the left and right side of the eraser and wrap some tape around to
hold everything in place. On with the fishtail bracelet. Take your first
band and put it on the pencils by twisting it so you get a figure eight or an infinity
sign. I started with violet band so now I’m adding a yellow one and then another violet
on top. For the normal fishtail stitch simply pull the bottom band over the top ones and
over the pencils on the right and left side like that. Add another yellow band on top
and again pull the bottom band over the top ones. Go in with a new band and repeat the
step. From time to time you need to push your bands down to make space for more bands. Simply
continue adding bands and pulling the bottom one over the top ones, making sure that you
add alternating colors each time. Yellow, purple, yellow purple and so on in my case.
When your bracelet is long enough to fit your wrist add the last band and then pull both
bottom bands over it. Now you are left with only one band on the pencils. Take a c-clip
and slide it on the band loop on the right, take everything over to the left and attach
it on that band loop too. Our bracelet is all done! This bracelet looks so beautiful
with that sleek chevron pattern and what’s best – it’s made literally in two minutes!
Next, we are making this super pretty beaded band bracelet. You will need a bunch of bands,
some beads, a c-clip and a pencil loom or fingers. To save me some time I like to prepare
several beaded band pairs in advance by sticking a band through the bead. I am combining pink
bands with blue beads and purple bands with purple beads, but you can use any other color
combination too. First, we need to put an empty band on the pencils by making a twist
like that. Now take a band with a bead, place it on top and pull the bottom band over the
top one, over the pencil and release. Do this on both sides. Since my previous band was
pink I am now adding a purple one. So place your next beaded band on top and again pull
the bottom band over the top one. On with my next pink beaded band. Pull the bottom
band over the top one. As you continue you will notice a cool pattern where the bands
kinda hug the beads all along the bracelet. My bracelet is almost done, here goes the
final beaded band and again I need to pull the bottom band over the top one. Finnish
the bracelet with the last empty band. Pull the bottom band over the top one, take a c-clip,
and slide it on through both band loops like that. I love how beads add so much dimension
and make the bracelet look so full and bold. You can be very creative with this one. Take
all the beads in one color and all the bands in another or you can mix more colors like
I did. Whatever you go for I know your bracelet will look epic!
Let’s now make this gorgeous three colored bracelet. My favorite! You will need three
different colored bands, a c- clip, a pencil loom or just fingers. Put the pink band on
the pencils by twisting it. Add a blue band and then a purple one on top. Pull the bottom
band over the top ones and over the pencils. Place another pink band on the pencils. Now,
Pull the middle purple band below the bottom blue one and pull that blue band over the
top pink one, making an inverse fishtail stitch. Push the bands down to get space for more
bands. Add a blue band and pull the middle pink band over the top one. Now add a purple
band and pull the bottom purple band over both bands above. These are the steps that
we need to keep repeating along the entire bracelet. So let’s see them again. Add a
pink band. Make an inverse fishtail stitch by pulling the middle purple band below the
bottom blue one and taking that blue band over the top pink one. Go in with a blue band.
Make a normal single chain stitch by pulling the middle pink band over the top blue one.
Add a purple band and make a fishtail stitch by pulling the bottom purple band over the
top ones. From time to time you will have to arrange the bands with fingers a bit so
that they fall in place correctly. As you proceed, you’ll be building this awesome bracelet
with a cool pattern all along. I need to repeat the three steps for the last time. So on with
a pink band and make an inverse fishtail stitch. Add a blue band and continue with a normal
single stitch. Lastly go in with a purple band and make a fishtail stitch. To finish
off pull the bottom blue band over the purple one. You guys know what’s left to do – slide
on a c-clip on both sides, take the bracelet off the loom and look how beautiful it is!
Simply amazing. To be honest it reminds of an alien from the movie predator, does anyone
see him too in this bracelet? Or maybe is just me.. Anyway, love this bracelet very
very much! Now we are making this awesome charmed band
bracelet. We will need a bunch of bands, a c-clip and some flat washers. Start by sticking
the band through the washer’s opening. Then slide the band loop under the washer on the
right and pull the band on the left to tighten. Next stick a new band through the washer and
pull the band loop on the right up and through the band loop on the left like that. Pull
the band to tighten. Time for a new flat washer. You can find these in your dad’s garage
or you can buy them and they are normally very cheap. Probably the cheapest connector
charms out there! Continue alternating between bands and washers until the bracelet is long
enough to fit your wrist. Here come the final washer and a band. You can also double the
length and wrap it around two times! The only thing left to do now is to slide on a c- clip
and voila! We are all done with this epic bracelet. You guys know how I love using stuff
in a non conventional way. I know these washers are very useful in construction but let me
just say these look pretty awesome as bracelet charms too.
As the last bracelet today we are making a fun and colorful double cross bracelet. You
will need a bunch of bands, I am using six different colors, and a c-clip. This bracelet
requires a loom with four pins so we gotta make one using four pencils, a squared bottle
of nail polish and a tape. Place pencils around the polish bottle, one on each side and secure
them in place with a tape. Just like that and we have a four pin loom. Take your first
band and put it on the two opposite pencils. Make sure to make a twist so you get a number
eight. Take another color and put it on the other two pencil by twisting it again. Add
a new blue and an orange band. Note how I am placing the blue bands on the same pencils
and the orange ones on the other two pencils. Add another layer of bands. Blue on top of
blue bands and orange on top of orange ones. Now you can finally pull the bottom two bands
over the top ones and over the four pencils. Go in with a new pair of blue and orange bands
and again pull the bottom bands over the top ones. Continue these simple steps all along
the bracelet. I like to switch up the colors every seven band layers for a really fun and
interesting design. So after using seven blue and seven orange bands I will be using seven
purple and seven green ones. Just put them on the pencils and pull the bottom bands over.
As said, always make sure to place the same colors on the same two pencils if you want
to achieve the same design as me. Very soon you will notice an epic bracelet growing down
the center of the loom. I need to add my last layer of bands and pull the bottom bands over
the top ones. When your bracelet is long enough and you have 2 bands on each pencil pull the
bottom bands over the top ones again so you are left with only one band layer on the pencils.
To secure the bracelet, stretch the band from one of the pencils to the opposite one and
go below the band on that opposite pencil. Do the same with the other two opposite pencils.
Slide the clip on the top band of one pencil and on the top band of the other pencil. We
can take the bracelet off the loom and see how pretty it looks. I used six different
colors for this one and I love how it turned out. It’s like a carnival bracelet. Bold,
happy and bright! You can make a ton of beautiful bracelets
even if you don’t have a loom or a hook. All of these were so easy to make and look
fantastic, don’t they? And that’s it for today. Tell me which one
is your favorite and share your bracelets with me on my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Since this year is coming to an end, I want to wish you and your loved ones all the best
in 2015. I also want to thank you so much for your love and support, you have no idea
how much happiness you bring into my life. I am sending you a bunch of kisses, take care
and I will see you soon. Bye! Don’t forget to check out my first episode
of band bracelets if you haven’t already!

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