Headband and Bangle Bracelet

Recycled headband and bracelet can be reborn with a little imagination!

Approximate Time: 60-90 minutes

Supplies:

  • headband
  • bangle bracelet
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  • cool glue gun
  • ribbon, lace, or ripped fabric
  • floral embellishments

Instructions:

When doing this I learned a lesson I would like to pass on. That is, cool temp glue won't stick to plastic as well as you would like.

My advice is to leave any fabric on. If you find a deal on the clear ones, use other types of glue. Tacky is good, as well as others specifically for plastic.

I really enjoy wrapping things to make them new again. It's so very simple, and can be done to fit your preferences. You can wrap with fabric strips, lace, ribbon, etc., each one giving you a different effect. This one had fabric on it, but I wish it hadn't. I was able to finish with the effect I wanted, so I was happy none the less.

I wrapped two layers of lace over the narrowest parts of the headband. This covers the ends and any wrap that covers them works to make it look perfect. At the end of the wrap, at an angle, glue the lace to the covered pieces and start wrapping at an angle.

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The lace I used was the kind that have a bit of "flair" on one edge, but is straight on the other. I made it so the straight side always gets covered up with the fancier side. Glue the lace to the back side about every 6 wraps, just to make sure it's secure. Once it's done, trim any excess off the end.

I love gold and red, so I chose those colors to embellish the top, and put it off center for a classy look. Some flower stems have to be trimmed down to almost nothing, in order to lay flat. If you have the kind that are already flat it's easier to glue them. Little poinsettias would be fun this time of year. You could also do one for fall, with miniature leaves, ribbon, lace, or fabric in fall colors.

Wrap the bangle in the same fashion, and put the same kind of flowers on it, too. When I rested my hand, I didn't want any flowers to get in the way so I only put one set on.

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This makes a lovely gift for someone who loves to dress up. These are not for foul weather so be mindful of this. I hope you enjoy this fun and fast craft as much as I did.

By Sandi/Poor But Proud from Salem, OR

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