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diy :: wrap bracelets

August 23, 2012

diy wrap bracelet :: stuff steph does

Whenever I go over to my gram’s house, more times than not she has a new pile of fun costume jewelry for me that she had found while going through some drawer or box in her house. It’s always fun to see what she used to wear before she was my gram. It usually provokes a story, too, which I cherish more and more as I get older.

diy bangles before :: stuff steph does

She gave me these plastic bangles a while ago. They didn’t come with a story, and I don’t think they’re really that¬†vintage, so I decided to add a little more color to them. Plus I’ve been seeing wrapped plastic bracelets all over the place and I decided to jump on the trend bandwagon.

The process is really simple. All you need are bracelet(s), embroidery floss, and a hot glue gun.

diy wrap bracelet :: stuff steph does

This project was even easier than I thought it was going to be. I was nervous about getting the transition from color to color neat, but it was cake. I ended up making four of these pups.

diy wrap bracelet :: stuff steph does

Check out all that arm candy! The middle one is a bit of an anomaly because it already had a black and white pattern on it. I just added a pop of pink for a little extra umph.

The orange and yellow bracelet was made by holding two colors at once simultaneously wrapping them around. Again, not as hard or tedious as you’d think.

diy wrap bracelet :: stuff steph does

diy wrap bracelet :: stuff steph does

diy wrap bracelet :: stuff steph does

You can see here, that the glue may not look the greatest on the inside, but you can’t tell at all when it’s on. Best to be sure the floss will stay put rather than worry about a little extra glue.

Happy bracelet making!

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  • Reply Steph@meet.make.laugh. August 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Wow these look beautiful! I am loving neon right now so your colour choices really caught my eye! ~Steph (yes I like that we share the same name)

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  • Reply Katainoi Hayward August 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Those are amazing…The purple and blue is so sweet and great match colors.

    • Reply steph August 23, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks Traci!!

  • Reply Jody Thompson August 24, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Cool DIY project.

  • Reply leona August 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    lovely idea!

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