Jennifer Hadfield of the blog “Tatertots and Jello” explains how to make a burlap bracelet!
• Basic Bangle Bracelet (I bought these bracelets at Target’s Dollar section).
• Measure the width of your bracelet and the length.
• Cut your burlap to twice the width of the bracelet and to a little bit longer than the length.
• Arrange your burlap in front of you. Stand the bracelet up in the center of the burlap strip.
• Do this step quickly: run a line of hot glue along one side of the inside of the bracelet. Put the bracelet back in the same position as before and quickly take the burlap edges of that side of the bracelet and bring them toward the center of the bracelet. Roll the bracelet down the length of burlap as you go so that the bracelet stays in the center of the strip. This will help your burlap stay centered and keep the material from bunching up. Continue until you come to the starting point.
• Do the same thing on the other side of the bracelet. Pull taught as you go.
• Trim the edges where the burlap meets. Then glue down this area. Don’t worry too much if it doesn’t look perfect. You will be gluing the embellishment over this area.
• One the bracelet is completely covered in burlap, cut a length of ribbon that is longer than the circumference of the bracelet. So it’s not itchy!!
• Run a squiggly line of hot glue down the center of the inside of the bracelet. Quickly take your ribbon and press it against the burlap. Do this all the way around the inside of the bracelet. Trim the edges where the two ends meet and glue that center down.
• Now you can make the embellishment. There are many different embellishments you can make using fabric, beads and brooches. I found some brooches on clearance at Michael’s Crafts in the beading section a while ago. But you can also just use fabric and buttons.
• Glue your embellishments down and you are done!
Note: this is a tricky project. It might take a few tries to get it right. And try not to burn your fingers with the hot glue. I used a popsicle stick to press the glue down onto the ribbon.
Jennifer Hadfield loves all things creative and new. She loves making something beautiful out of nothing – remake is her style! She is a family gal who loves meeting new friends.
She started her blog as a place to store creative ideas and projects. She believes anyone can be creative and loves encouraging other people to develop their creative side.
To visit Jennifer, and view all of her fun projects, go to: www.tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com.