Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fancy Friendship Bracelets Review and Giveaway


By now you probably know that we are fans of Klutz. Well, they recently sent us a copy of their Fancy Friendship Bracelets book and we were not disappointed. We love this book. We thought the pictures in the book were great and the directions easy to follow. They also have a nice variety of styles you can choose to make so each friendship bracelet can have its own personality. We thought the instructions on how to make each bracelet were clear and there were lots of nice step by step pictures. As usual, we think the best part of the book is that you have the supplies right there so you can start right away on your project.


My nine year old daughter and her cousins love making friendship bracelets so this is the perfect book for her. It was hard to let her have a go with the book because I was so interested in learning the different knots and how to incorporate beads into a bracelet myself-ha! I know I could have used this when I was a kid making bracelets for my friends.

Well, since this is the season of giving- Little Birdie Secrets and Klutz are partnering up to give one lucky reader TWO copies of this great book. One copy for them to keep for themselves and one copy for them to give away. Just head on over to Klutz and find another book that you think looks interesting. Come back here and comment on this post with the title of that other book and you are in. For a second entry, become a fan of ours on Facebook and then leave us a separate comment telling us you are a fan. This contest will end a week from today. Good luck!


Little Birdie Secrets received a copy of this book to review. We were not compensated in any other way. The opinions in this post are our own. We really do love Klutz books.

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160 Responses to “Fancy Friendship Bracelets Review and Giveaway”

kristib said...

I love their clothespin cars book. Although, really, all of them look fun.

krmccord said...

I think the Balloon Twisting book looks fantastic!! Such a fun giveaway!!

Elizabeth said...

Great giveaway!!!

Alissa said...

ooh... we love the klutz books... and i've been eyeing up the friendship bracelet ideas for my 8 year old...
we have the knot tying book and it's a blast.

theamazingjohnsons said...

The Fabulous Book of Paper Dolls looks so cute! I also like the paper beads book. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
tiffdeon@yahoo.com

lovemyabbie@gmail.com said...

I love the paper fantasy book!!!

Jill said...

I'm in! The second book we're interested in is Watercolor for the Artistically Undiscovered. Thanks so much!

Moriah said...

My 8 year old daughter loves the My Style Studio book! What a great giveaway!

Christa said...

The Clothespin Cuties looks pretty fun. My daughter is just getting to the age where she can start doing crafts like these! Great giveaway.

Jodi said...

Invasion of the Bristlebots looks like a hoot.

Somer said...

I had no idea they had so many books. My nine-year-old would love the Origami book.

Mandy said...

I made potholders when I was young and would love to grab their "potholders" book for my daughter! mandybeez@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

OH, this one is easy! The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes is amazing. My boys have had it for a very long time and it's still used all the time. They've worn it ragged. The planes all travel so faaaaaaar.

Marina

michelle said...

If I were to get the Lego crazy contraptions for my son and then won the fancy braclet book I could go days without seeing my kids!

CaryManda said...

Ok. These books are cooL!
I like the looks of "Boom! Splat! Kablooey!" I have two boys and OH MY would they love this!!

Karen said...

the picture bracelets book is neat -- i think my niece would love that!!!!

CaryManda said...

I am now a fan on facebook. :)
manda

Megan said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Megan said...

My 5 year old would LOVE the 'Made You Look' book! There are so many to choose from, though! Thanks for offering 2!! =)

Kelly O. said...

The Klutz book of balloon twisting looks like fun!

Kelly O. said...

I'm a facebook fan

Sheila (Blanchard) Irish said...

Thank you to YOU and to Klutz for your very generous offer....=) I especially would love to have the Origami Klutz book for my 13 year old Niece....

Ricki said...

Utterly Elegant Tea Parties, oh my goodness...too cute! Thanks for a chance to win!

Sheila (Blanchard) Irish said...

Not sure if the 2nd Entry is supposed to go here OR in Facebook once we became a Fan, but figured I'd be safe and post it here AND in Facebook....Sorry if it wasn't supposed to be here....

I just became a Fan of yours! =)
Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Ricki said...

And also I became a fan! I love FB :)

Coralee said...

The Most Amazing Thumb Doodles Book is so great! My sister and I used to do these when we were little.

Jeri Pettingill said...

I have used the Fairies book at a family reunion and all the little and not so little girls were delighted. Most of the boys joined us as well. Excellent ideas that we could find success with and expand upon.

Heather said...

I am always drooling over the Klutz books! One I found on their website that my daughter would LOVE is their "Fairies" petal people you can make yourself--book. One of each would also be nice--ha ha!

Mel said...

Create Anything With Clay looks really fun! Thanks for the contest!

Heather said...

I'm also a fan on Facebook!! Thanks for all your fun ideas!!

Lisita said...

I think the paper fashions are pretty stinkin adorable!

Lisita said...

I am a FB fan!!!

Aubrey said...

Boom! Splat! Kablooey! looks like fun to me!

Casey said...

I became a fan on Facebook a few days ago and I can not stay off your site. Oh it's so easy the other book is the Utterly Elegant Tea Parties. Our daughter loves them and has her room decorated for a tea party everyday! LOL What a great giveaway and so thoughtful of you all to do so!

Anonymous said...

Although it is a tough choice I would choose LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions then I would have a book for my grandson and the friendship bracelets for my granddaughter -- she loves friendship bracelets.
Anne
libraryladyanne@comcast.net

AddaGirl Design said...

I host a Girl Scout troop for my 7 yr old step daughter and they love these books! One of my favs is the Backyard Stars book. We take it with us every time we go camping with the troop. They also love the Paper Beads. It's great fun and they get to build "friendships" also.

jaime said...

My girls would love the Twirled Paper book, and I would too!!
Great Contest!!

greetingarts said...

I have so many of the Klutz books already, but a favorite that I don't currently own is the Super Simple Sewing. Will have to get that for my daughter soon.

Ashley Davidson said...

My Style Studio or Stencil Art

Lena said...

I had the Create Anything with Clay book when I was younger, and it is what got me into sculpting! I think Klutz is a great company that encourages kids to be interested in whatever they want!

BrendaDe said...

Boom! Splat! Kablooey! looks fun!

Teresa said...

I like the Shrink Art Jewelry. This is a great giveaway.

tlnovak[at]mlnovak[dot]com

leelea said...

How generous!!! I love the 3 monkeys book. Hope i win!!!

Sara1817 said...

The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes looks like fun! I would have loved these as a kid!

The Whispering Creek House said...

Sign me up for this one! my daughter Camalee is in love with Klutz books! I have bought several of them for her and I know whe doesnt have this one! to win would be a wonderful thing for my little girl! Thanks!

Sheila J. said...

Bead Loom Bracelets looks like a great book. Love those bracelets :o) Klutz makes such fun books!

Jenn said...

My husband has always wanted to learn more about balloon twisting so what a fun surprise the he Balloon Twisting book would be for him! The bracelet book would be perfect for my daughter!

Jenn said...

I am a fan on FB.

Unique2wh0 said...

The Fabulous Book Of Paper Dolls..looks so fun and brings back memories..Not for me though of course *wink*
Unique2wh0(at)aol(dot)com

Unique2wh0 said...

I am a fan on Facebook of course
:-)De'Anna
Unique2wh0(at)aol(dot)com

Kayleen said...

Fun bracelet! I also liked the jids cook book.

Annie said...

I love the face painting book

A Fancher said...

I think the Paper Airplane book looks pretty cool.

A Fancher said...

I am also a FB fan

Karen said...

I'd like to check out that encyclopedia of Immaturity ;)

The Lucas family said...

I really like the LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions. My son would love it!

Billy and Heather said...

My daughter and I would have so much fun with the picture bracelets or paper beads.

Mel said...

Paper Beads for sure!
harpercrew@gmail.com

Kathy said...

we love klutz!
i'd like to check out the balloon twisting... somehow i just can't ever make it work on my own!

thanks for the giveaway!

Catalina said...

I love the origami book! It looks so cool!

Catalina said...

I'm also a fan on facebook already

bb2wall said...

We love all the klutz books. My fave is the face painting. DD loves the spiral drawing and DS will be receiving the star wars drawing one in his stocking

Marissa said...

I love all of the crafting books but I know my sons would love "Mother Nature Goes Nuts" and "LEGO® Crazy Action Contraptions."

ctemommy said...

My daughter has both Capsters and Window Art, we love Klutz books too!
Carla

ctemommy said...

Yeah! Entry #2, just became a Facebook fan :)
Carla

girlsmama said...

Oh the book of balloon twisting! That would be so fun to learn!

Stephanie said...

It would be a tough decision between Foam Rockets and Paper Airplanes.

Teresa said...

I had no idea that Klutz has so many books! I think The Most Amazing Thumb Doodles Book looks like a lot of fun. :-)

Thank you!

Carsten's Mom said...

I have a 2 year old son who would love the clothespin cars book.

Carsten's Mom said...

I'm a facebook fan.

alyssa said...

i would love the handmade cards book and my little cousin would have a blast with the friendship bracelets!

Lovely Lizzy said...

This made me reminiscence about my first Klutz book (Hemp Jewelry, which I got like 12 yrs ago in Jr. High) and how easy I learned from that book. Then it gave me the genius idea! I have been trying to learn how to crochet for months now, and not getting it very well. I think the Crochet book would so help me to pick up the skill. Please pick me so I can master the skill with KLUTZ, Please.

Lovely Lizzy said...

I am gladly a FAN! I love your site!
lizzykealamakia@gmail.com

Nina said...

I know that my son would LOVE Enclyclopedia of Immaturity 2; he loved the first one. My daughter would love the friendship bracelet book.

gina said...

I think I would pick that friendship braclet book. I have an 11 yr old granddaughter and I know she would love it! I'm like you to, I'd like to take a peek!

Hugs,
Gina
www.gigglekidsboutique.com
gina@gigglekidsboutique.com

GloJoeSews said...

Oh, the book on paper airplanes looks so interesting!

Terri said...

I think the Origami book looks fascinating.

Ben and Taryn said...

There are so many I would love to get my hands on...from bead rings to hair to fairies. All look so fun! I do love me some friendship bracelets and used to make them ALL the time.

Ben and Taryn said...

I'm a fan on facebook too :)

Nikki said...

We like the Cat's Cradle book. It looks like fun!

Gwen said...

I really like the The Most Amazing Thumb Doodles Book. It looks fun and I love to draw.

Gwen said...
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christina grandstaff said...

Let's see, I would have said "Fancy Friendship Bracelets," but since you said "another" book...I'll go with Friendship Bracelets! My 8 and 12 year olds would LOVE those!

Thanks!!

Christina

Amy said...

I love their Paper purses and super scissors books. These are such great books for kids...and a truly fantastic giveaway.

Danielle said...

We have several of these already, Klutz books are the best! my choice for another would be the make your own cards,my daughter has been really into tht sort of thing lately! Good luck everyone!

katevet said...

I love Potholders and Other Loopy Projects!

Lissa said...

We LOVE Klutz books, how to pick just one other?! Probably the Utterly Elegant Tea Parties.

shiela said...

I love the LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions book. Klutz books are awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary said...

My boys would love LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions!

Sarah said...

Great giveaway! My boys would love one of the drawing or painting books.

Sarah said...

I'm a fan.

Kimmy C said...

Facepainting! I am always asked to be the face painter at friends/families childrens parties. Boy would it be nice to actually have an instructional book to use!

And my 9 yo would LOVE to make all those cool friendship blankets with her 12 yo aunt! :)

Laura D said...

got the creat anything with clay for my daughter for christmas, the face painting looks lke a lot of fun too.

Jessabells said...

I am definitely no stranger to Klutz. They have the most super crafty products and make it so easy to do too. I used to get them for my daughter years ago. I would love to give that crochet book at try. I'm all thumbs. Thanks for the chance!

Andrea said...

I am a huge fan of LBS. I would love the Paper Beads book for my daughter. She's 10 and quite the crafty gal! Thanks for a great giveaway.

kalliejenn81 said...

the learning to crochet book looks fab -- i've been meaning to learn to crochet for ages!

Jenn said...

I like Twirled Paper! :)

Jill said...

My boys would love the Lego Crazy contraptions. Looks great!

Jen said...

I like the Window Art book. I LOVE giving Klutz books as gifts. Fun!

Jen said...

Just became a fan on Facebook!

Kristen said...

Oh my!!! My daughter and her cousins would LOVE this book. I also think the paper airplane book looks neat. I'll bet there are great ideas in there for my son, as well.

Kristen said...

I'm a new facebook fan!!!! :)

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cory b. said...

I have a little girl who would really like this book.

cory b. said...

Count me as a facebook fan!

Jenni's Spot said...

I love The Encyclopedia of Immaturity. It looks like a great book for a few laughs! Thanks for the giveaway!

Wendy said...

Love My Style Studio and Shrinky Dinks books. My kids have played with these for hours. We love Klutz!! Pick me!

Jenni's Spot said...

I love The Encyclopedia of Immaturity. It looks like there are a few good laughs in there! tHanks for a great giveaway!

mommy2luke2008 said...

I would love the picture bracelet book!!! maryw1981@yahoo.com

Whitney said...

I'd love to win!

Anonymous said...

The cars book sound great.

danielandwhitney at gmail dot com

amelquist said...

I think the Bead Loom Bracelets looks very interesting. I got the Capsters one for my niece last year and this year I got her the Pretty Pictures Bracelet. She loves making the Capsters, and I think she also has the friendship bracelet one also. These books are great, please pick me!

Rogers said...

"Made You Look: A Book of Puzzle Pictures" looks awesome. Our family loves the I Spy books, so this would be a fun alternative to those!!

Rogers said...

I'm a fan on Facebook!!

Stacia said...

I really like the Cat's Cradle book. Brings back memories!
stacia.ciminski@gmail.com

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

What a great giveaway! I love the "Book Splat Kablooey" My son would love it!
~Amy

Lindsay said...

Window Art and Knitting would be great!!

Jerica said...

my daughter would love this book!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Justs became a fan on FB! Love it!
Thanks,
~Amy

Jerica said...

i just became a facebook fan!

Donna VW said...

I know the face painting one is great, the paper beads look interesting.

Love 2 Quilt said...

i think the Quilting book looks interesting. There were so many that really sounded like they'd be fun to have.

Shorty said...

I think I would have to pick the Immaturity book... that could be full of laughs!

aster.gill said...

I like the balloon twisting book, I only know how to make swords.

Jessica said...

I would love the paper dolls book, they all look fantastic!

LFinn said...

I really like the Thumbdoodles book, or the Hand Art book that comes with squiggly eyes and pompoms--too adorable! Thanks for a fun giveaway.

A. said...

The Crochet book--finally something that is simple enough for me to follow! Plus it comes with blue yarn...

Anonymous said...

We have several of their books too! My girls aged 6 and 9 love them!!
Our favourite have been the "potholder" Loop book (great for younger kids) and there is also a smaller version of the friendship bracelet that I don't see here?!
Crossing my fingers you pick me!
I know our girls would LOVE to try the beads!

secret cake said...

The paper flowers book looks great. I think my girls would be really into those!

Thanks for the opportunity!

kristi-punkinseedproductions.blogspot.com said...

I too am a fan of klutz books! I'd love to win this book! The other book that catches my eye is the paper bead book.

MarjAnn said...

New! The Klutz Book of Balloon Twisting

What a fun giveaway. I'm a facebook- and real life- fan!

MarjAnn said...

I'm a facebook fan!!

saundras_place said...

Loved looking through their website. The paperdolls book looks fantastic for my little granddaughters. The photo bracelet book looks fun too. Hope to win this great giveaway.

Cindy said...

We love the paper twirling book!! We love all Klutz books!! Yeah Klutz!!

Amy said...

I love the paper bead book. How interesting would that be.

Amy said...

I just became a fan!!!

The Peterson Family said...

Holy Hana Banana - I've never seen so many fun books that I HAVE to have all at once before! I'm lovin the Thumb Doodle book - my little ones would get a kick out of it!

Kimmer said...

The Quilting book is next on my list, AFTER the Friendship Bracelet book. Great giveaway!

Andrea said...

I think the Origami book would be fun. I got written up in 6th grade for doing origami in class, only I really wasn't. It would be a trip down memory lane that I couldn't get in trouble for!

Andrea said...

Oh, I am already a fan on FB. Drea Coslett. =)

Michelle said...

My son will find the LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions book under the tree this year! I thought it looked perfect for him. Thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle said...

I'm a Facebook fan, too!

denise said...

We love Klutz books! Face Painting and the Immaturity Book are some of our faves.

Wendy said...

I like the Most Amazing Thumb Doodles Book!

Mrs. Wellman said...

Boom Splat Kablooey looks awesome! Fun!

Christa said...

I love Klutz books, we have been buying them for years. My 9 year old daughter and my 12 year old niece both love the Style Studio But my favorites are the travel books, we have a 2 hour drive to one Grandparents house and an 11 to the other, these books are just wonderful and we use them again & again.

Christa said...

Just became a fan on facebook too:) I had never thought to look for you on there

Celeste said...

we love Klutz. I think Lego would be a fun addition.

gracieluv said...

I think the Spool Knit Jewelry book looks pretty neat! Great giveaway!
Heather

Karen said...

If the giveaway is still open, I'd love this book! On the Klutz site, I thought the paper bead book looked interesting.

Gretchen said...

The "new" Klutz Balloon Twisting book looks really cool! I think we'd have fun as a family doing that. :-)

Lisle H said...

I'm all about balloon twisting and origami. I'll probably end up with both books.

shbook said...

Boom! Splat! Kablooey! looks awesome! Thanks!

shbook said...

I also became a Facebook fan!

Elissa Minor Rust said...

Oooohhhh, the picture bracelets one looks so fun. My daughter would go nuts over that. Fun giveaway!

Elissa Minor Rust said...

Became a Facebook fan!

Night Owl Mama said...

THe Face painting book looks like fun

nightowlmama at comcast dot net

Night Owl Mama said...

I'm a facebook Fan

tricia fandrey

Renee' Simmons said...

Thanks for giving your readers this opportunity! Loving the Klutz books. Fan of facebook!

laurie said...

I love klutz books. I have purchased several of them for my daughter. I am interested in the knitting book. Wonderful, fantastic, creative books for kids!

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