This bracelet is one of the most fun and easy projects I’ve ever worked on. I love how it turned out.

I found these sequined bangle bracelets in the dollar section at Target. That was my only cost for this whole project. If you have a bangle,  you don’t wear anymore, use it and then you won’t have any cost.

I looked through magazines finding pages that appealed to me, either because of pattern, color or design.

Then I ripped them out to be used on the bracelet.

I cut rectangles 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ making sure they were the pattern I wanted for the bracelet. Here’s what some of the strips actually are, from left to right: tile, apron, wallpaper, dress, vase, and rug.

Then I took the insert out before I started wrapping the pieces around the bracelet. I kept the insert to use later.

I applied a generous amount of mod podge to a section of the bracelet and attached 1 strip wrapping it around the bracelet. Then I smoothed down the piece as much as possible. It was still a little rough, but I like how it turned out. I continued adding the pieces, overlapping them as I went. It took 11 pieces to get around my bracelet.

It ‘s really messy and my fingers got really gooey. I applied more mod podge, with my fingers, where the ends of each piece meets. After I let it dry for about 15 minutes I hot glued the insert back into the center of the bracelet. If you don’t have an insert you can make one out of felt. Just cut it a little smaller width than the bracelet. It helps hide the raw edge and have a finished look.

I wanted my bracelet to be shiny and well protected so I used a clear acrylic sealer. This one said it was good for maps and documents so I figured it would work on the magazine pieces. I sprayed 2 coats, but I think I might add 2 more.

Ta-Da! How cute is that ? It was so quick, easy and cheap! Now I wish I would have bought more of those sequined bracelets. And apparently they’re pretty cool. My teenage daughters both want one. Now go make a fun bracelet for yourself.

I’m linking to:

Sew Crafty Saturday at Sew Chic and Unique

Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different Act Normal

Craft Schooling Sunday at Creative Jewish Mom

Sundae Scoop at I Heart Naptime

Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming.

DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff

Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do

Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.

Making the World Cuter Monday at Making the World Cuter

Anything Related at All Thingz Related

Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog

Hookin Up with HOH at House of Hepworths

Under 10 Under 1 Hour Party at 320 Sycamore

Favorite Things Friday at A Few Of My Favorite Things
Friday Fun Finds at Kojo Designs
Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick
All Things Domestic Link Party at Crazy Domestic

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey September 18, 2010 at 6:33 pm

these bracelets are fun!

Maggie September 18, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Very cute!

You could really have a lot of fun with scrapbook papers too.

Lorie September 18, 2010 at 7:12 pm

So cute!! It would work really well with scrap fabric if you had any too! Such a cute idea. Thanks for linking it up to Show and Tell Saturday!

Rhonda September 18, 2010 at 8:27 pm

love love LOVE!

Chantel September 18, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Love. It. Great job!

Tracy September 19, 2010 at 3:51 am

That looks simply great!
Will have to invest in a few cans of that acrylic sealer.
Thanks for sharing!

Mod Podge Amy September 19, 2010 at 6:08 am

I love this – so fun!

Sara September 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Hi Leanne, I just love this! Great project and thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

Angela @ Homegrown Mom September 22, 2010 at 9:44 pm

My daughters will love this, I can see so many possibilities!

melissa*320 sycamore September 23, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Very, very cool. So custom looking and chic! Thanks for joining the fun today :)

Laurel September 23, 2010 at 12:56 pm

I think it looks awesome – thanks!

Carla September 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm

What a great way to repurpose magazine pages. Too cute!

Jessica Hills September 30, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Hey! Just wanted to let you know I featured this today on FTF! Thanks for linking up!

Katie September 30, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Such a cute idea!!

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