Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Loom Band Bracelets and Giveaway

The big craze with the kids this summer is making loom band bracelets. My niece Lilly is really into making bracelets and so I got into making some too and now I am hooked. For people who don't know what loom bands are they are little rubber bands that you can buy in all sorts of different colours including glow in the dark bands and scented bands but I prefer the plain bold colours personally. You can also get bobbly bands and fabric bands too. I thought I would show off some of my bracelets that I have made. I mostly find videos of how to make the different designs on YouTube and on the Rainbow Loom Instructions site.

So here are the most basic loom band bracelets I have made. They are called "The Fishtail" design. These are very simple to make. Click here for a video with instructions on how to make these bracelet. I also used some fabric bands which I bought from The Entertainer to make a chunky fishtail loom band.

Basic fishtail loom bands
Fabric fishtail loom bands














I also got some alphabet beads from a local craft shop to make some name bracelets. I decided, because of the colours of the beads, it was best to use black bands for these. These bracelets are a variation of the fishtail design.  I decided to make the following bands for when I go to the Jules Hudson Fans meet up next month.



I then progressed on to the more difficult bracelet designs which you do need a loom to make. Some even use the whole loom! Once you get used to the way you use the loom it becomes easier to understand what is going on and there are some great videos to help make these bracelets.

 The Triple Single with Rings bracelet (video instructions here



The Liberty Twist bracelet (video instructions here)


The Starburst bracelet (video instructions here)



I also made the following two bracelets recently. I really love to try out different designs and see how they work out. I am hoping in the future to get more looms so that I can make bigger bands. These designs are the Zig Zag bracelet (video instructions here) and the Amore bracelet (video instructions here). 

Zig Zag bracelet
Amour bracelet














I really enjoy making loom band bracelets. I find it really enjoyable and relaxing. It's a nice little hobby and it isn't too expensive.


*** Loom Bands Giveaway ***



I thought it would be fun to give away some loom bands so one of my lucky readers can have a go at making some bracelets too. So I am giving away 10 packs of different coloured loom bands. That is a whopping 3000 bands so you can make some of these pretty bracelets. 

To enter the competition simply complete as many of the steps as you wish on the Rafflecopter form below. A winner will be chosen at random at the end of the competition. The competition is open to residents of the UK only. Good Luck.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Win competitions at ThePrizeFinder.com

156 comments:

  1. My son has just started making these he loves them

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  2. I have had a go but havent got the patience, my kids make some cool ones though and Ive seen some fab animal designs, my friend also makes backpacks for her daughters littlest petshop figures

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  3. Starburst bracelet is stunning! never tried loom bands! but i think ill get "in" on the craze soon!

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  4. The Zig Zag one looks good would love to try it

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  5. i like the zig zag bracelet i tried to make one but my son is better

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  6. I love the starburst one the best

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  7. the starburst bracelet is lovely

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  8. I like the Amour bracelet ( Melanie M )

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  9. Bought some for the kids and i am now more addicted then they are!

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  10. I like your starburst bracelet. I have never tried to make one before but my daughter makes them for me. I would like to give it a go though!

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  11. Wow, the fabric loom bands look fab, will have to look into those!

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  12. I love the Starburst bracelet. I don't know how to make loom bands, but my little girl loves them so her Daddy watches YouTube tutorials and makes them with her.

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  13. I love the beaded one, wonderful x

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  14. I love the ones with your names on. x

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  15. I love all but the starburst is my favorite

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  16. I like the Amour bracelet. My daughter and nieces love making them

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  17. I like the starburst one!

    Ashleigh

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  18. I love the The Starburst bracelet!

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  19. Amour is my favourite. I can just do the fish tail ones. (@bexallum)

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  20. I like the beaded bracelets best. I have made some but just the fishtail ones, they are relaxing to make

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  21. My daughter has just started doing loom bands ,im loving some of the ideas to play around with thanks for a chance to win some.

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  22. love the flower one, my grandson tried to show me how to do it but I was rubbish

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  23. i like your Zig Zag bracelet. i have been teaching my little ones to do the starburst bracelet. i think its so easy but looks ace

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  24. The Amour Bracelet - loom bands haven't caught on in my house yet
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  25. Valerie Dallimore20 August 2014 at 09:44

    I have not tried it - yet! I love your bracelets especially the name bracelets and starbust xx

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  26. loving the starburst bracelet :)

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  27. My three kids love these. The youngest 3 to the oldest 10. Great to have something they all enjoy together. The zig zag is cool!

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  28. Haven't tried it yet - the Starburst looks lovely!

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  29. love the alphabet design you have done :)

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  30. i like the fabric ones. they look lovely. will have to get some of those for my daughter (even though i think she must have about a millions bands already!)

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  31. Starburst bracelet. I haven't tried making them but grandchildren have

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  32. I've seen kids doing it, I was a bit confused!

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  33. well i have made a elsa , olaf , princess anna and spiderman etc

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  34. I really like your starburst bracelet. I love making loom bracelets but I can only do the basic one

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  35. I love the Starburst one. Just getting into the "loom band" sensation. (Always late with the latest thing). :)

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  36. I like the fabric fishtail one the most. I've not tried them myself, but my teenage daughter has been experimenting with them.

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  37. Favourite :- The Starburst Bracelet.

    Rachel Craig

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  38. i like the amour bracelet .i havent made any but my daughter loves them

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  39. I quite like the zig zag design, I don't think my daughter has tried that one yet. I don't have the patience though

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  40. My daughter makes loads

    Kay panayi

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  41. I like the fabric fishtail loom bands. I haven't got a clue how to make loom bands, but my friend's little girl loves making them and recently made one for my daughter, who she is friends with.

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  42. Starburst bracelet we have tried to make it but its to hard

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  43. I love the Starburst bracelet. My son has made fishtail bracelets and tried to teach me to do it but I've not really got it.

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  44. I love the starburst bracelet. Beautiful.

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  45. I like the starburst one. I'm not too good at making them!

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  46. I like the starburst the best. I have tried to make them but gave up after 5 minutes due to frustration however my daughter is obsessed. My hoover chamber looks like a rainbow.

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  47. The Liberty Twist Bracelet is my favourite

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  48. STARBURST IS FAV. I HAVE MADE SOME BRACELETS AND A KEYRING.
    63 YEARS OLD AND LOVE TO LOOM

    KATHY D

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  49. the kids love them starburst is nice

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  50. I have never tried but I like The Triple Single with Rings bracelet

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  51. I like the basic fishtail design :)

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  52. starburst is nice. I dont have the patience but my son has been having lots of fun

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  53. The Starburst bracelet looks good and just the thing wet nights in the caravan

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  54. like the simpler designs like Basic fishtail loom bands. My niece is totally into this so always trying to see if I can win some for her. She loves it and does it all the time.

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  55. My twin daughters make these, and like making the starburst one

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  56. Love The Starburst bracelet. My daughter is mad for these at the moment and has made lots of bracelets and even a glove

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  57. I love the starburst bracelet

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  58. I like the personalised bracelets

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  59. I love your starburst bracelet. I haven't managed to buy any yet as I've been so busy over the holidays but would love to try.

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  60. I like the starburst bracelet. I haven't tried these yet but would love to give it a go

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  61. I love the Liberty Twist bracelet

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  62. Love the starburst. My 15 year old is obsessed with loom bands i havent yet attempted to have a go

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  63. I really like the zig zag bracelet

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  64. I love the fabric fishtail design. Ive made a few bracelets but have moved on to charms such as a hamster and a cat.

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  65. The starburst is my favourite.

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  66. I love the Liberty Twist Bracelet,all of them look so pretty.I haven't tried making anything with Loom Bands yet,but my cousin loves them

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  67. We usually stick with the fishtail, however, I did make my son a captain america keyring!!

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  68. All of your are amazing, we can only mange the fishtails x

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  69. i have never tried making one , but i have had one made for me , and i would love to give it a try x

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  70. I really like your starburst bracelet. Not had a go at making any as yet here's hoping!

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  71. never made one yet, but they cool!

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  72. The starburst because its very pretty and looks complicated to make :)

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  73. The starburst, it looks great!

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  74. the starburst one looks lovely. I have not been able to master it! I don't think I have the patience lol. My eldest daughter (who is at Uni) has started making them and my deputy got her children making them for our charity shop!

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  75. I can't make them very well but my sons love them! They mainly make fishtail ones and I have a lovely flower off a friends daughter!
    Helen booth

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  76. I love your starburst one :)

    My niece is just getting addicted to these so I'd love to win them for her :)

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  77. Love the starburst, my daughter makes this type and they look amazing

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  78. starburst bracelet, i have made some with my daughter

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  79. The Starburst one is my favourite - I haven't tried making any myself

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  80. like the fabric fishtail one and my 3 year old is mad on these she plays with them all the time she can only do fishtail ones so far and likes to cover the board in bands not actually making anything haha

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  81. Starburst is my favourite and I would love to attempt one myself

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  82. My daughter is a young lady with Learning Disabilities and she simply loves making these. She makes them for hours and its a great craft to keep her busy and engaged. She loves all colours and if I won this I would give them to her. She recently made some flower designs that were really pretty.

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  83. loom band addict her Emma Maclean

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  84. I like the Starburst bracelet - I have had a go at making a very simple one which looks ok, but my nephew is the one to make them, he has the patience of Jobe and will redo them until they are right

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  85. love the starburst bracelet, will have to try and make it myself, wish me luck! (amy cavie)

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  86. I love the star burst bracelet best. Can only make the basic loom band braclet but would love to learn more

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  87. Starburst is my fave.
    I have made name looms before.

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  88. I love the zigzag bracelet. I haven't made loom bands before but my son has and it keeps him quiet for hours!

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  89. Yes we like to make our own, we like to make orange and black ones as these are the colours of our rugby team that we support

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  90. I love the Starburst bracelet - the colours in it are pretty too. My daughter makes loom band bracelets and says she's going to make her wedding gown & veil out of them - She is almost 12 years old :)

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  91. The Zig zag one really different. I can only do the simple ones.

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  92. The starburst bracelet looks good I've had a go at making these but I'm not very good.

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  93. Love your Jules Rules bracelets! I recently made a Funburst which is my current favourite design!

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  94. I love the The Liberty Twist bracelet best because it's one I haven't seen before. My daughter loves loom bands and is making loads of things at the moment :)

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  95. I like the starburst bracelet. I have tried them and like to do the fishtail one and another one similar but not sure what that ones called.

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  96. I like the starburst pattern. My daughter has just mastered it.

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  97. I like the liberty twist so I might give that a go. My daughter has made loads of different ones but keeps forgetting how she done them. I haven't seen the fabric bands before, they look nice

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  98. I think the Amour bracelet is my favourite - such an unusual design!

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  99. Love your bracelets. Think I'm the only person in the world who hasn't tried making these!

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  100. is my next craft challenge LOOMING¬

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  101. I like the Fabric fishtail one

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  102. I like the starburst one the best. My children love 'loom banding'

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  103. I really like the Starburst Bracelet. I've never tried making anything but I have a loom-crazy niece who is constantly bringing a new creation!

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  104. The name ones are great. My 6 year old grandaughter has had great fun teaching her beloved Grandad how to make loom band bracelets :)

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  105. starurst is awesome

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  106. I like the zigzag bracelet. I enjoy looming myself and like making little ducks

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  107. Love the personalized one my two sons are into making them, i will soon have no arm space left.

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  108. I love your name bracelets :) Natalie Gillham x

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  109. I dont have a favourite design but would love to win these as my fiance makes keyrings, bracelets, watches and other bits from loom bands and then sells them to raise money for birmingham childrens hospital

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  110. I love the alphabet bead one you have made! I have only ever made a standard one but my children make all sorts of things by watching you tube and following a book they have

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  111. The starburst bracelet, not see that one before

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  112. I LOVE YOUR STARBURST ONE. I LOVE MAKING THOSE TOO!

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  113. Starburst bracelet. I haven't made is but my daughter has, that and various other bracelets. She has now moved on to animals her favourite at present is the penguin.

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  114. my grandson loves them

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  115. the Starburst celebrate is my favourite

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  116. I love the Starburst bracelet! My kids are always making loom band things but I haven't seen anything like it before.

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  117. Yes we try to make them. The starburst bracelet looks great.
    From @catrionanation

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  118. I Like the JULES bracelet stunning

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  119. The starburst one is my favourite.

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  120. the zig zag bracelet looks amazing :)

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  121. The starburst bracelet

    G. Williamson

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  122. I haven't tried to make them before. The Starburst bracelet looks the best

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