DIY Cuff Bracelet

29 Apr

DIY Cuff Bracelet

The crafting challenges continue and this week’s was to create jewelry from the contents of my recycle bin. Luckily, I’m a big time recycler, so I had a lot of items to work with. I knew I wanted to make a simple cuff bracelet for my project, and based on the contents of the bin, the best material was the plastic carry-out containers. I love leftovers, so every time I eat out, I end up with another container and it drives me crazy!

This project is really easy, however it does take some muscle (which I outsourced to my husband). Here are the materials I used to make the bracelets:


  • Pliable, flat plastic container
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brush
  • Fabric
  • Ribbon
  • Screw driver
  • Hammer

Step 1:
Measure the circumference of your wrist and cut a piece of plastic from the carry-out container a little bit longer than that measurement. Next, cut a piece of fabric larger than the plastic so you have enough fabric to fold over the sides.

Step 2:
Using Mod Podge, glue the plastic to the fabric, making sure to hide any unfinished edges.

Step 3:
This was the part that required some muscle. Using a screw driver and hammer, make two small holes near the edge of each end. Make sure the holes are large enough to pull a ribbon through.

Step 4:
Slide a single piece of ribbon through the holes.  For this project, I used leftover ribbon I had in my sewing box. If you decide to make a bracelet I would recommend buying a thinner ribbon or cord. The ribbon I used was hard to stuff into the hole and tie into a neat bow.

Step 5:
Tie around your wrist!

Have you made your own jewelry before?

xoxo, Andi

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9 Responses to “DIY Cuff Bracelet”

  1. Cyndi April 29, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    Just darling – you have inspired me to make one of my own!

    • allputtogether April 29, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

      That’s great! Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  2. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain May 3, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Really cute–and great patterns!

    • allputtogether May 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

      Thanks Steph! The fabrics are from JoAnn’s. The black and white print is from the upholstery department.

  3. adventure4x July 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Wonder if it could be based on a SB coffee sleeve… and then used for that purpose as well.

    • allputtogether July 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

      It would be less sturdy than plastic, but I’ve done a number of crafts with cardboard that have held up well. Great idea! 🙂

  4. nnirvanashatakamm July 9, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    really cool…

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