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Project 1: All Wrapped Up Be it yarn, fabric, ribbon or even scraps of decorative trim, encasing your bracelets in a striking material is a quick and simple way to dress up your bangles. Wrapping them in soft materials also offers a gentler feel against your skin and prevents the bracelets from clanking together and scratching.
Tip: To add delicate texture and blended color to your bangles, try twisting, knotting or braiding together several pieces of material in various hues, patterns and designs.
Project 2: Decorative Decoupage With a simple decoupage technique and a creative approach, you can turn your favorite scraps of decorative paper into wearable art.
Tip: In lieu of cutting your paper pieces to a clean edge, try gently tearing your sheets into scraps to achieve a handcrafted, vintage effect.
Tip: Turn your bangles into eye candy by choosing a bold print or whimsical shock of color for the interior paper. You can even write a special quotation or message on the strip you adhere to the inside.
A Gorgeous Homemade Gift With virtually endless options for decorating, these customized bangle bracelets make a lovely homemade gift for any friend or relative. As you craft, keep your loved one’s sense of style in mind—the colors, textures and silhouettes she wears regularly will inspire you as you create her accessory. For the understated woman always in black, try spicing up her neutral palette with a bold animal print. Or for your friend who’s always spotted in the same patterned blouse, combine several pieces of yarn and craft a bangle that echoes its colors.
Too many people you’d like to craft for? Get your girlfriends together for this craft and host a fun-filled gift exchange party at the end of the project. Arrange the finished bangles along your dining room table and let each guest choose a bracelet to take home. With such unique creations, everyone is sure to leave your party wearing a custom piece that they adore.
Clean-Up: When trimming small scraps of fabric, paper and string, it’s easy to end up with a messy floor. For quick clean-up, use Swiffer® SweeperVac. It gets it all—big and small—by trapping and locking small particles with a Dry Cloth, then lifting larger pieces with a powerful vacuum.
Photo Tutorial: Knotted Bracelets
Beading for Beginners
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