|Written by grannygoodearth|
Bangle bracelets are back and there is nothing better than having a one-of-kind piece of jewelry. The best part about this piece of jewelry is that you are recycling the plastic 2 liter bottles and other items so your new bangle bracelet is essentially free!
This is also a project that children can do with just a little help from an adult. Making these bangle bracelets would be Â great craft for a girl's sleepover, birthday party or a scout meeting.
You will need:
-clean 2 liter bottle
-beads, buttons, silk flowers
1. To create the bangle bracelet shape, measure, mark and cut the water bottle to size. You can create different looks by varying the width of the bracelets.
2. Cut or tear the fabric to the desired width to cover the bracelet. For a wide bangle bracelet, cut the fabric 1 1/2 inches wide; for a narrower bracelet, cut the fabric 1" inch wide.
3. Begin by applying glue to the bangle bracelet then wrap the fabric around the bracelet. Work small sections at a time in order to keep the fabric cover uniform. When you reach the end, cut the fabric, tuck in the loose ends and secure with glue.
4. Now the fun part: decorating your bangle bracelet. You can cut flowers from old fabric using multiple layers to create a natural look. Try small silk flowers too. Add some beads to the middle of your flowers for extra detail. For a more casual look try coordinating buttons. Try a collection of gold metal buttons for a military influence. (Note: if the buttons have a loop on the back and won't lie flat on the bracelet, use a pair of pliers to remove the loop.)
5. Looking for a school project? Use your school colors and some coordinated beads to show your school pride!