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.