Sunday, May 22, 2011

How-To: Ribbon Bangles and Cuffs.

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You know what I like?  Making things.  And wearing things.  And wearing things I make. (which is why I don't make swimsuits...)  I like it lots!  I also like to share my "knowledge"with you because I'm a comment whore.

So here's something super easy and super cute!  Best of all, it's probably FREE. (it was for me!)

35 inches or so of ribbon
1 empty cardboard ribbon spool
hot glue (not pictured)

Step 1:  Remove top and bottom cardboard rounds from ribbon spool--this with be the bracelet base!  Discard rounds--OR keep them to trace circles for felt flowers!

Step 2:  Place a small dab of glue on the inside of the bracelet base.  Now start wrapping around and around the base like so:

Step 3:  Continue wrapping around base until totally covered.  Snip off any excess ribbon and add another dab of hot glue to the inside and secure ribbon end.

Step 4:  Rock it!  That's right, rock it!  Or, make a few more to go with your first guy, then rock it.

Optional Step 5:  I always have a supplies of rosettes on hand so I spruced this guy up a little, see?  -------->

*if you want to make a cuff instead of a bangle (maybe your base is too small to get on, maybe you just LOVE cuffs, whatev) just cut out a half inch or so of the base.  It will look like a tight "c".  Then, just follow the steps above!  

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Amy said... Best Blogger Tips are a genius! I love this bracelet!! made me giggle. So now I'm going to follow you! You should come follow me, too! :)


Robyn@Something Pretty said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! And better yet, free!

Linda said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute. Nice work. I'm seeing some pretty clever things in my blog arounds tonight.

Best wishes. Linda

Sweet Floweret said... Best Blogger Tips

Hope to see it at 20 minute tuesday tomorrow ;)

lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute stuff. I live near an Offray factory and last month when I was at their store I got a huge garbage bag stuffed with fabulous ribbon for $3.00! Can you imagine what you could do with that? Thanks for visiting my blog.

NJ said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it - such a simple idea but looks fab!

{nifty thrifty things} said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute!! Great job!
Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
I hope to see you again tomorrow!

Kim, KC Bakes said... Best Blogger Tips

You had me at "comment whore", LOL, I'm the same way. This is such a GENIUS idea... sharing with all my mom friends!

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