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Topic: How to make Bangle Bracelets out of recycled stuff with TUTORIAL  (Read 28715 times)
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therajoyce
« on: June 23, 2008 01:38:01 PM »

Okay, so I am new to craftster, but I saw this board and it sparked my imagination.  I was laying in bed last night, wondering what I could do with this plastic bottle and jug on my counter.  I hate throwing them in the garbage because I know exactly where they go, in the landfill....for eternity.  So I came up with this:
Step 1:  Find an old water bottle or water jug.  Or anything made of a thin plastic.

Step 2:  Remove the label (if there is one) and cut the top off.

Step 3:  Cut the bottle or jug down the middle, then cut off the bottom as well.

Step 4:  So now you need to cut a 1 1/2 inch strip from the bottle.  Use the natural curvature of the bottle when doing this, and you should end up with a "bangle" template.  I then held the two ends together, and made it as big as I wanted.  I then used a small piece of tape to hold it together.

  Step 5:  Find an old newspaper, or scrap paper, or magazine etc....and cut 1 inch strips.

Step 6:  Get out your Mod Podge, or go buy some and slather it all over the bangle template.  Start wrapping the paper around the bangle.  You can add as much as you want.  I made mine sort of thin, so I could wrap other things around it at the end.

So now you're done.  You just wait for your new bracelet to dry and then you can paint it. 








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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008 01:40:58 PM »

So here is my finished bangle bracelet. I used an old deck of playing cards to complete my bracelet.  They have been laying around the house, and my husband and I never use them.  I have been trying to figure out what to do with them.  I'm glad I finally figured it out!

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008 02:43:12 PM »

Great idea to use part of the water bottle.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008 02:48:29 PM »

Thanks. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2008 08:35:13 PM »

cool stuff! I just made a decoupage bracelet out of one of those 99cent for a pack plastic bracelets, some tape, glue and a catalog. =D I need to try this, too. I was wondering what to do with my cards.
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2008 01:57:30 PM »

Very creative! I like it! Might do some.

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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2008 11:53:08 PM »

Very cool! *goes to raid kitchen cupboards for a bottle*
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2008 02:13:39 PM »

That's an awesome idea. Only all of our water bottles have this diamond pattern in the middle, which would probably make it a bit tricky to make bangles with them. =/
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008 10:38:02 AM »

 :)Way to go green, sister! That is such an awesome idea.
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2008 02:55:18 PM »

thanks!
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