1. Felt. (We used felt placemats that we found at Dollar General for $1.00 because it was heavy and stiff enough for bracelets.)
2. Embroidery Floss. (A great source of this is yard sales! You can pick it up for almost nothing because a lot of people start projects they never finish!)
5. Beads, Sequins, Buttons, felt cut outs
6. Fabric Glue
1. Cut a strip of felt the right length to go around your wrist.
2. Add felt shapes with glue, or use embroidery floss to stitch on beads, sequins, or a pattern.
3. Add velcro using fabric glue.
These rings are super easy to make with a few simple supplies!
Ring Blanks (We ordered ours from e-bay.)
Scrabble Tiles (We picked up a game at a yard sale for a dollar.)
Ecoglue (Readily available online or at Wal-mart.)
Clear Fingernail Polish
1. Make a design on a scrabble tile with a sharpie.
2. After a few minutes, coat the design with clear nail polish. (Clear with glitter also works!)
3. Allow polish to dry. Add a second coat if needed or if you’d like the surface shinier.
4. Lay tile on flat surface with decorated side down.
5. Add a dab of ecoglue and apply ring blank.
(We use ecoglue because it is strong and water-based. Because these rings are made from wood products with water-based glue, you should take them off before washing your hands!)
I made these today with my friends.
My mom found a cool blog (http://knit1slip1.com/jewelry/) that showed how to make beads out of plastic bottles. We were going to recycle the bottoms of the bottles, but I liked the designs and decided to try making pendants out of them. They turned out cool. But you need an adult to help with this craft!
- Plastic Recyclable Drink Bottles
- Sharpie Markers
- Jump Ring
- Needle Nose pliers
*We used a Dremel drill to put a tiny hole in the plastic for the jump ring.
- Cut bottom off of a plastic drink bottle.
- Use Sharpies to color inside of bottle bottom.
- Grip edge of bottle bottom with pliers.
- Carefully hold it over flame until cut edges curl under.
- Set on a heatproof surface (like a trivet or a ceramic plate) to cool.
- Use drill to put hole in pendant for jump ring.
- Thread jump ring through hole.
Note: Work in a well ventilated area. The plastic will give off some fumes when melting and we can’t know for sure, but you probably shouldn’t inhale them!
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