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DIY Guide: Simple Gift Ideas With Rubber Thread

Giving gifts to your loved ones is a great way to express your appreciation, gratitude and love for the other person — even more so when it’s handmade. Handmade items can show how much you think about the other person and how much time you’re willing to spend on the other person’s gifts. Rubber thread, also known as elastic cord, is a versatile and inexpensive material that can be used to create a surprising range of thoughtful and personalized gifts.

With a little creativity and some basic crafting supplies, you can whip up unique presents that are perfect for any occasion. Here are some simple gifts you can make using rubber threads.

White rubber threads
(c) Omnimax Rubber Thread by PT Cilatexindo Graha Alam

What You'll Need:

  • Rubber thread in various colors and thicknesses (depending on your project)

  • Scissors

  • Beads (optional)

  • Pendants or charms (optional)

  • Clasps (optional)

  • Hot glue gun (optional)

Gift Ideas:

  • Stackable Bracelets: Cut rubber thread into different lengths and tie them together with a simple knot. Add colorful beads for a playful touch, you can even customize letters to make up their names or special phrases that have special meaning to the other person. Bracelets are the most versatile gifts as they can be easily customized according to size and style.

  • Boho Wrap Bracelets: Use thicker rubber thread and wrap it around your wrist several times to determine the desired length. Secure the ends with a knot and add a decorative bead or charm to add a little spice to them. Be sure to use colorful threads to add more pizzazz.

A group of woven bracelets made with thread

  • Phone Charms: Though considered a rarity nowadays, phone charms can be a special knick knack for everyone. You can simply create a loop of rubber thread and attach a clasp. String on beads or a fun charm to personalize it.

  • Marbled Coasters: This one requires a bit more work, but the results are stunning! Pour a shallow layer of clear nail polish onto a disposable plate. Drip different colored rubbing alcohol on top and swirl gently with a toothpick to create a marbled pattern. Quickly cut a piece of rubber thread and lay it flat on the polish. Let it dry completely before carefully peeling it off. Attach a cork backing with hot glue for a finished coaster.

With a little time and effort, you can create beautiful and heartfelt gifts with rubber thread that are sure to be cherished by your loved ones. We recommend using a lighter to slightly mets the ends of the rubber thread to prevent fraying. Use crimp beads and jewelry clasps to secure your creations better.

For the best quality rubber threads for your industrial needs, get them from Omnimax by PT Cilatexindo Graha Alam (


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