Do it yourself (DIY) upcycled bangle bracelets with this simple tips.
- A half yard of fabric will cover at least 10 bracelets.
- Lightweight cotton fabric works best, since it’s supple and creates a smooth finished product.
- The fabric edges will fray slightly, giving each bangle a nice texture, for a more durable bracelet, brush a coat of decoupage finish onto both the interior and exterior surfaces.
- Kids can easily master the process (by cutting the strips for them first).
- Rotary Cutter
- Straight Edge
- Lightweight Cotton Fabric
- Self-healing Mat
- Craft Glue
- Wooden Bangle
- Using rotary cutter and straight edge, cut fabric into 3/44-inch strips on self-healing mat (there’s no need to cut on bias). Length needed will depend on size of bangle, widest ones shown requires a few strips totaling 100 inches, while narrow ones need about 90 inches.
- Dab a dot of the glue inside of the bangle and press end of a fabric strip there, holding in place about a minute.
- Wrap strip around bangle, overlapping and leaving about 1/3 inch exposed, pulling fabric taut. When you reach strip’s end, glu to inside of bangle, and repeat until bangle is fully covered.