Mini Circle Lei Bag Charm Tutorial

Mini Circle Lei Bag Charm Tutorial

Since completing the Ribbon Box Braid Tutorial I have been meaning to add this cute alternative. This Mini Circle Lei Bag Charm Tutorial is the same difficulty as the other tutorial but there is a twist!

Mini Circle Lei Bag Charm

What you will need:

2 x 3m of 6mm grosgrain ribbon
Key Ring
Glue
Needle and matching thread

Kits are available in a range of colours. Buy lei bag charm kits here.

Find the centre of both pieces of ribbon. Using the centre points lay the 2 pieces across each other to form a cross.

Ribbon Twisted Box Braid 1

Take the top blue ribbon and fold it towards the bottom. Leave a little bit of space to create a small loop.

Ribbon Twisted Box Braid 2

Take the right yellow ribbon fold it to the other side.

Now take the bottom blue ribbon (the one that has not moved yet) and fold it towards the top.

Ribbon Twisted Box Braid 4

Take the left yellow ribbon (the one that has not moved yet) and fold it over the second blue ribbon and pass it through the first loop you created with blue ribbon. Gently pull the yellow ribbon through so there is a little bit of slack left.

Ribbon Twisted Box Braid 5

Now slowly pull each of the ribbons a little at a time until they all come together and form a square. Making sure that all the ribbons are pulled tightly but not so tight as to buckle the ribbon.

Ribbon Twisted Box Braid 6

You have created the beginning of a twisted box braid.

Take the bottom blue ribbon and fold it across on an angle between the yellow and blue ribbons. Leave a little ribbon to form a loop.

Ribbon Twisted Box Braid 7

Take the left yellow ribbon and fold it across on an angle between the blue and yellow ribbons.

Ribbon Twisted Box Braid 8

Now take the top blue ribbon and fold it across parallel to the other blue ribbon.

Ribbon Twisted Box Braid 9

Take the right yellow ribbon and fold it across to the left. Over the blue ribbon and then through the loop you created with the first blue ribbon.

Ribbon Twisted Box Braid 10

Pull all ribbons gently to lock them in place.

Ribbon Twisted Box Braid 11

Continue starting with the ribbon closest to you (bottom of the picture) and continue each layer of the braid.

Ribbon Twisted Box Braid 12

Continue repeating until you have approximately 12cm of box braid.

Mini Circle Lei Bag Charm 1

Separate the ribbons into two groups. One strand of each colour per group.

Take one group and thread them through the bottom loops created when you began weaving.

Take the other group and thread in the opposite direction.

Tie a knot. Add a little glue between the two side and hold together until the glue sets.

Thread the keychain to on one pair of ribbons and tie another knot.

Divide the ribbons into 2 (either one of each colour or the same colours together and tie a bow). At the end of the tutorial in this link you will find a tutorial on how to tie a bow and have the two ends facing down.

If you decide to do this bow make sure the box braid is facing away from you otherwise the bow will be upside down. Add a few stitches with the needle and thread to secure the bow. You can also add a little glue if you wish.

Mini Circle Lei Bag Charm Tutorial

If you liked this Mini Circle Lei Bag Charm Tutorial why not try our Ribbon Box Braid Bag Charm Tutorial Completed Ribbon Box Braid Mini Lei Bag Charm Title

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