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
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
- Screw driver
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.
Using Mod Podge, glue the plastic to the fabric, making sure to hide any unfinished edges.
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.
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.
Tie around your wrist!
Have you made your own jewelry before?
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