DIY Kumihimo Disk
It's easy to make your own DIY Kumihimo Disk out of foam, cardboard, or chipboard. Braiding friendship bracelets has never been so easy!
Jewelry Making, Kumihimo
Craft Knife with a Sharp Blade
6mm Craft Foam
If using foam, cut a 9" x 12" 6mm thick sheet of craft foam in half. Glue the two 6" x 9" pieces of foam together to form one 12mm thick piece of foam. Allow the glue plenty of time to dry.
Print the pattern in the free downloadable zip file. Trim the template by cutting around the outermost circle. Trace the circle onto your foam or cardboard.
Using a sharp craft knife cut off the edges around the circle you just traced.
Trim down the printed pattern to the next circle. Eyeball the center and place it there. Go around the pattern marking each line. These will become the slots for the cord.
Cut the pattern down to the innermost circle. Place as near the center as you can by eye and trace.
Using a pair of sharp scissors cut each slot around the DIY Kumihimo disk first. Next trim around the outer circle to form the disk-shape.
Use a sharp craft knife to remove the center circle.
Using a pen or fine tip marker number each of the slots 1-32. Add a filled in circle to slots at 8, 16, 24, and 32 to help guide placement of strings.
For more information or to download the free DIY Kumihimo Disk Printable Pattern, please visit: https://www.dreamalittlebigger.com/post/diy-kumihimo-disk.html