Kitty Cotten

No. 1 — Find a worn in baseball either hiding in your garage or I found mine at a thrift shop for 69 cents.
No. 2 — With a sharp exact-o knife cut around stitching.
No. 3 — Pull all leather off of the ball’s core.
No. 4 — Find where the stitching point ends and slice the leather at that point.
No. 5 — Begin unraveling the red stitching until it is the desired bracelet length, about 5 to 6 inches depending on your wrist size.
No. 6 — Cut off excess leather, making sure not to cut the red stings.
No. 7 — Begin braiding your red stitching to the length of about 2-1/2 inches and tie-off the ends. I added a cute little red button to one side, making tying the bracelet simple. Enjoy!

+ I have to confess I was not the genius who thought this adorable little diy project up, I stumbled upon it via Pinterest! Didn’t it turn out cute?! It’s the perfect addition to any arm party.


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    November 14, 2011

    All great ideas come from Pinterest!

    Love this- great idea Kitty!

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    November 14, 2011

    This is such a cool idea!! I am definitely going to try this…

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    Vang Xiong

    November 14, 2011

    Very cute! Although my husband would certainly be against the idea of cutting up a baseball.

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    fashion kats

    November 15, 2011

    Original idea!! :)

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    June 22, 2012

    I just made one of these for my son. Pretty simple and very cute idea. Plan on making his entire baseball team one.

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    July 24, 2012

    My husband was MIFFED when I destroyed a baseball to make this!!! LOL Too bad, so sad!