Make fun and fashionable Sweater Bracelets by upcycling old sweaters and using $1 store bangle bracelets. Wouldn’t a warm cozy bracelet be fun this time of year? I mean it is sweater weather in most of the country.
Do you want to see something pretty cool? Continue to the bottom of this post to see when this project (with a twist) was featured in a magazine. I’ve been in a couple magazines but it’s always an honor.
You only need a few supplies to make these fun and cozy sweater bracelets. It will only cost you around $1 each unless you have some bangles and old sweaters on hand, then you’re looking at a free project. Free projects are my absolute favorite!
Supplies needed for Sweater Bracelets:
bangle bracelets (it doesn’t matter how ugly they are, they will be covered up)
hot glue gun
I decided to use a sleeve so I could save the body of the sweater for another project. I ended up making a pillow cover with the body of the sweater but I never did a post on it. It turned out really cute and I’m sure you know it was super comfortable to lay on. Nothing’s better than comfortable sweater material to cozy up with.
Anyway, let’s make these cozy bracelets. Cut the sleeve off then cut along the seam to flatten it out.
I took the center out of the bracelet to make sure I could still get it on after I added the thickness of the sweater. You can add this piece back in after you attach the sweater but it isn’t necessary and I think the black is distracting. If the bracelet is too big the insert will help with sizing.
Trim the piece of sweater to fit around the bracelet in all directions. You want to make sure it fits exactly so you don’t have excess bulkiness from the sweater. Trim down the sweater if you need too.
Secure the sweater to the inside center of the bracelet using hot glue. Glue it all the way around.
Now pull the sweater over the bracelet and glue the other side of the sweater to the inside of the bracelet. Make sure the sweater ends touch in the center but do not overlap.
Pretty cute, don’t ya think? And such a cozy look and feel.
I made a yellow one too, but I cut the sweater on an angle so it has a slightly different look. Attach it to the bangle bracelet in the same way.
I think these are so fun to wear in cool weather and add a fun touch of style. They would also make a cute gift.
Here’s a photo of the Women’s Day magazine article were I was runner-up for a project using old sweaters. I had to cut down the directions quite a bit but it’s still easy to understand.
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