Wearing a corsage from prom? Classic. Dealing with wilt on a
daily basis? Talk about a bummer! These blooming bangles will stay fresh
forever. Mix ‘n’ match them to make an armful, or pick one or two for a sweet
What you’ll need:
Skinny bangle bracelet
Hot glue gun and glue
What you’ll do:
Cut a ½ inch- to ¾ inch-wide strip of fabric about 18 inches
in length. Place a dot of hot glue on a bangle and attached the end of the
fabric. Wrap the fabric around the bangle, gluing every inch or so. Be sure to
overlap the layers of fabric for even coverage. When you’ve covered the entire
bangle, cut off any remaining inches of fabric and neatly glue down the end.
For a plain bangle, trim the ragged edges with scissors and
slip the bangle onto your wrist. You’re finished! Read on to make a flower:
To make a flower, cut another piece of fabric (in the same
color and pattern or different, whatever you prefer) about 1 ¼-inches wide and
18 inches long. Fold it in half, right side facing out, and put a few dots of
glue along the bottom to hold the fold in place. Tie a knot at one end, then
begin twisting and wrapping the fabric around the knot to create the center of
When you like the size of the center (I shoot for something slightly
smaller than a dime), untwist the fabric and begin pleating in a spiral, hot
gluing each pleat together so it won’t unravel. Continue pleating until the
flower reaches your desired size, then neatly cut off the remaining fabric.
Glue the center of the flower to your bangle and press firmly until the glue is
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 3/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN diy, accessory, jewelry, spring fun