Friday, August 3, 2012

Flashback Friday: Summer Camp Edition.

Remember the plastic lanyard keychains that were all the rage at summer camps across the country? Well, today I decided to revisit my youth. I snagged some plastic craft lacing (also known as gimp, boondoggle, and lanyard) at my local craft store today, in hopes of recreating some fun summer creations.

I attempted to create a bracelet on my first try, but failed miserably. I haven't used craft lace in close to fifteen years, so I shouldn't be too hard on myself. I can still make keychains, though! My first one took over an hour to finish. I don't remember it taking that long in the past, but it could be because I haven't had practice lately. If I have time this weekend, I want to watch a few YouTube tutorials on bracelets. I am determined to make a few by the end of the summer!


  1. Great idea. I love re-living our childhood -- and, for me, I especially love re-living the girlish childhood I never had. It's so invigorating and fun. Good impulse, buddy.

  2. Next your next craft project you should try making pot holders or a rug using a hula hoop. There is a nice web site call the it has some cute ideas that adults can do with kids.