So I'm kicking off the very first Tutorial Tuesday with a really neat project. These paper covered bangles are really simple to make and they're so cute and unique. It's a really quick tutorial and you probably already have most of the supplies laying around your house. So let's get started, shall we?
- wooden bangle or a plain bracelet of some kind
- a paintbrush
- paper plate
- an old book, newspaper, or magazine
- Take a page from your book or magazine and rip it into thin strips.
- Pour some glue onto the plate and use the paintbrush to spread it onto one of the strips of paper.
- Take the glued paper strip and wrap it around the bangle.
- Continue until the bangle is covered.
As you can see, I made my with a page from an antique book, but I also tried to make one from a magazine page. I really like the antique look of the book one, but making one from a magazine can be extra snazzy because you get to play around with colors. I chose to make mine out of a mostly-red page with a little bit of black and leopard print.
The Finished Product:
These are really great accessories for everyday wear. I've had a few pairs in the past and I always get compliments on them. It might be beneficial to use some glue or modge podge or something to keep the paper in place and protected. Otherwise, this is a ridiculously cheap and easy way to add some interest to your accessories wardrobe.