Wednesday, February 20, 2013

DIY: Baseball Bracelet

With only 40 days until Opening Day, it's time to dust off the ol' jersey and baseball cap. Just kidding -- I don't wear baseball caps. They make my already fine hair look like I have about 10 strands on my entire head. My fashion don't aside, it's time to get ready for baseball season. You see, when you're going to be married to a Varsity baseball coach, hitting and pitching instructor, and former college pitcher, you have no choice but to be ready for baseball season. So in honor of preparing for the return of America's favorite pasttime, I whipped up a super simple and super fun baseball bracelet.

1) Find yourself an old baseball that no one will miss and an exacto knife.
2) Begin to cut out the seams of the baseball. Leave enough of the leather on either side of the seam so as not to cut the laces. Please, be careful with the exacto knife! I won't be responsible for severed fingers!
3) Use the knife to cut the seam. (Duh, Jenna. Thanks for stating the obvious.)
4) Now, you're going to want to cut the lace holes (or whatever they're called) to make unlacing easier. You can cut the seam to fit your wrist and then decide how many lace holes you need to cut on both sides. Make sure you don't cut the laces!
5) The unlacing begins! As easy as this part is, it get's a little tedious. Unlace until you've reached your desired length. Once you're done unlacing both sides, cut off the excess leather.
6) VOILA! You have yourself a cute little baseball bracelet just in time for Opening Day!


Sara Elizabeth said...

Love this idea! I can't wait to finally go to Braves games again!

julia rose. said...

CUUUUUTE!!! So perfect for hott man butt... I mean baseball... season!

Blue Dog Belle said...

This is too cute! Love it!

Carolyn said...

OMG! So cute!!!!!!!!!!!

Erin said...

Adorable! But umm where's the picture of it on your wrist?

Becca Moss said...

Cute! Can't wait for Baseball season!

SH said...

This is adorable - great idea.

Hope you had a great weekend!

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