Magazine Pages Bracelet

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.

{ 14 comments… add one }
  • Heidi@TheCraftMonkey September 18, 2010, 6:33 pm

    these bracelets are fun!

  • Maggie September 18, 2010, 6:53 pm

    Very cute!

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

  • Lorie September 18, 2010, 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, 8:27 pm

    love love LOVE!

  • Chantel September 18, 2010, 9:40 pm

    Love. It. Great job!

  • Tracy September 19, 2010, 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, 6:08 am

    I love this – so fun!

  • Sara September 19, 2010, 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, 9:44 pm

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

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

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

  • Laurel September 23, 2010, 12:56 pm

    I think it looks awesome – thanks!

  • Carla September 23, 2010, 4:04 pm

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

  • Jessica Hills September 30, 2010, 2:27 pm

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

  • Katie September 30, 2010, 5:22 pm

    Such a cute idea!!

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