Tuesday, July 12, 2011

One for me. One for you.


Today's guest blog is from by Rebekah who has lots of cute, creative ideas at her blog a bit of sunshine. We are now blog buddies and here's her take on the friendship bracelets One for me One for you blog series. They velvet wrapped chunky bracelets that are cute + colorful.

velvet wrapped friendship bangle
You will need a wood or plastic bangle from the craft store as well as velvet ribbon or fabric scraps and some fabric glue. I prefer Fabritac or a gluegun would work fine too.

Simply measure out a few yards of ribbon, no worries if it's not long enough to cover the whole bracelet you can always cut another piece. Glue one end of the ribbon down using the fabric glue onto the inside of the bangle. Wrap the ribbon evenly around the bracelet until the entire piece is covered. Glue down the other end and use a clip or clothes pin to keep it tight while it's drying. Get creative and glue on any fun fabric rosettes or vintage jewelry you can find or make a color block version like I did. These are so easy and so addicting!!

30 comments:

Laurie LaRiviere said...

Super cute! so you Lizzy :) my daughter would love to try that, I think I'll pick up a bracelet next time I go to the store with some fun ribbon, this would make a cute birthday party craft too...oooh my mind is reeling with idea, thanks!!

Melissa I. said...

I agree with Laurie - GREAT birthday party craft! Or even a rainy day craft with the littles. I bet you could find a lot of these big bangle bracelets at Goodwill, too, maybe even some ribbon!

Melissa I. said...

Ok, one more thought - you could take this a step further for boys and create super hero wrist cuffs with a bit of embellishment! All of the littles in my life are girls, but I know the boys would have loved to have super hero cuffs when they were little guys!

McKenna said...

Super fun! Great ideas for sleepovers too! maybe I'll have to pick some up the next time I go to a sleepover! ;D

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

What a fun diy!! The colors combinations are endless! Love this

Allison said...

Cute idea! My daughter got some plain bracelets for her birthday, we may have to try this out.

april@gingerbread said...

i am pretty much in love with this!!!

Lynley Jill said...

Super Cute! Girls Camp Craft here we come!!

{ T G L } said...

I hopped over here from your friend's blog - what lovely, chunky bracelets!

Am going to browse your blog - it looks fantastic. And I love your photography style.

Blessings,
This Good Life

Jenna Ruth said...

These are way too cute!! Love it!

Maria Therese said...

So cool!!

Amy said...

Very cool!! I love the superhero idea by Melissa!!!

Rosa said...

Beautiful and easy...thank!!

Christy from fountains of home said...

Such a great idea-and they turn out beautifully!

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh love this! What a great idea!

love, mj said...

these are way cute! thanks for sharing!

Tam said...

Love it! So adorably' cute!TFS!!!

kelli case anderson said...

JEWELRY!

elizabeth kartchner said...

Thanks for all the fun ideas!!! a boys version would be fun. someone with boys try it out and share it with us!!

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Amy{thosefunnylittlegirls} said...

How cute. Must make with my girls.

Vicky said...

i cant wait to make one for my niece, she will love it

Brock Family said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I know what all of my friends will be getting for my birthday! Thanks for sharing!

Mirys + Guigo + Nina said...

Super cute!!!!!

I´m from Brazil and I found Rebekah´s blog a few months ago... since them, I became a fan! I follow her wherever she goes (hahaha)! And I love the special, here!!!

By the way, Lizzy, I really liked your blog too and the ideia of the project (1 for me, 1 for you). So... I think I´ll stop by for a little bit...

Kisses and blessings.
Mirys
www.diariodos3mosqueteiros.blogspot.com
from Brazil

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timber decking said...

Super Cute! The colors combinations are endless... Thanks for all the fun ideas.

ptconstructions said...

These are way too cute and I love the superhero idea

Pergolas said...

Oh how pretty! And what a nice idea. Thanks a lot to share.

Fashion Earring said...

One of the most impressive Post..lovely idea interesting Thanks for sharing

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