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Luna1375
« on: December 29, 2009 05:21:20 PM »

I've been making lots of these cuff bracelets from cardboard tubes and scrapbook paper: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328753.msg3795437#msg3795437

They're the tubes that yarn comes on, and my boyfriend's mom gives them to me.  It finally occurred to me (duh) that I could make them easier to get on and off if I split them first! I decided they also look better if I don't wrap the paper around, which means I also had to paint the edges, and of course I had to custom mix colors to match the papers, because I am apparently crazy.  Anyway, on to the pics!  (I just love these papers, from the pack called Lime Rickey by Basic Grey)













Thanks for looking!  Comments and critiques welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009 05:48:56 PM »

Those are adorable! I love them! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009 05:56:42 PM »

Oh my goodness, they are the cutest thing eva!

& I luv your new cuff design - as someone with wider hands whom bangles can't fit, this is a perfect design, they are awesome  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2009 05:57:09 PM »

Those are great.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2009 05:58:29 PM »

These bracelets are beautiful. I love that they are crafted from the unexpected.
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2009 06:02:42 PM »

These cuffs look fantastic! Who would have ever guessed they were made of cardboard?!
Beautiful work Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2009 06:05:13 PM »

Thanks! I appreciate all the kind comments.
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2009 06:15:14 PM »

Wow I Love these! What tubes that yarn comes on? I don't think I have seen these...
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2009 06:23:38 PM »

Well, she doesn't use wool, she knits with those like, . . . fuzzy yarns, and ribbon yarn. If you google image search for "ribbon yarn" you'll see pics of it, and it's all wrapped around a short, thick-walled cardboard tube.

If y'all want to make these for yourself and you don't knit or have access to yarn tubes, you can also save the tubes that duct tape, packaging tape, or wide masking tape comes on.  And, fabric stores sometimes will let you have the big long tubes that decorator fabric comes on when they're empty, and you can cut those shorter with a saw to make your bracelets any width you want.  I've gotten them from Hancock's before, to use to make all sorts of things at my job working at an after-school program and summer camp. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2009 07:12:05 AM »

Well, she doesn't use wool, she knits with those like, . . . fuzzy yarns, and ribbon yarn. If you google image search for "ribbon yarn" you'll see pics of it, and it's all wrapped around a short, thick-walled cardboard tube.

If y'all want to make these for yourself and you don't knit or have access to yarn tubes, you can also save the tubes that duct tape, packaging tape, or wide masking tape comes on.  And, fabric stores sometimes will let you have the big long tubes that decorator fabric comes on when they're empty, and you can cut those shorter with a saw to make your bracelets any width you want.  I've gotten them from Hancock's before, to use to make all sorts of things at my job working at an after-school program and summer camp. 

wow - brilliant!  great reuse of materials, and so smart to use the scrapbook papers - lots of great patterns to be found there.

i would love to try this!! i'm sure i could pursuade the a.c. moore in my neighborhood to give me the empty fabric tubes. 

thanks so much for sharing your beautiful craft and great idea!! Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2009 09:48:44 AM »

Very good looking, and a wonderful use of something that might miss being recycled.
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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2009 01:54:44 PM »

I love these, especially the green one. What a creative way to recycle the tubes!
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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2009 03:11:50 PM »

These look like record cuffs but I LOVE the papers! So very pretty. I have a hard tim melting those records just right. Super cute and you did such a nicce job! Wink
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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2009 10:30:21 PM »

these are really awesome. sooo cute!!
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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2010 04:29:29 PM »

awesome!
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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2010 04:16:59 AM »

Oh! I love all of them! so cute!
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2010 08:52:13 PM »

amazing, you cant tell that they are cardboard.
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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2010 02:52:11 PM »

Wow! Those are great

I'll have to hunt down some tubes as I have a bunch of papers that just don't fit in my slide pendants but that I adore!
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