I picked up these brass cuff bracelets from a craft boutique and added paper and trim to make them fancy! These DIY bracelets are SO easy.
Hi everybody! This is Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life, and I am back today to share a fun way to update a plain accessory.
I picked up these little brass cuff bracelets from a local craft boutique here in Raleigh before the holidays and have been saving them for something special.
I ended up deciding to decoupage them both and my skinny one I added some fun trim to. Check out my DIY bracelets!
Easy DIY Bracelets
Here’s What You Need:
- Brass Cuff Bracelets
- Scrapbook Paper
- Ribbon or Trim
- Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue
- Mod Podge Matte
- Paint Brush
First you need to cut a little triangle out of your scrap paper. Test it to fit on the cuff. If it is too big or small adjust it to fit or make another one until you are happy with the shape and fit.
Then cut a bunch of little triangles out of your scrapbook paper using the first triangle as a template.
Begin by painting a thin layer of Mod Podge Matte onto the back of your first triangle piece. Press onto the bracelet and smooth out.
Then paint a thin layer of Mod Podge Matte onto the second triangle and press this one a little over from the first triangle and upside down. Smooth onto the cuff.
Repeat with your other triangle pieces until you have filled the bracelet and reach the other end. Space them apart just a little so the brass shows in between shapes. Finish by painting a thin layer of the Mod Podge over the top to seal.
For the arrow bracelet I traced the arrow ends on my paper and then cut out the pieces a bit inside the lines by about a sixteenth to an eighth of an inch.
Then I painted a very thin layer of Mod Podge onto the back of each paper piece and applied them to the corresponding shape on the arrow end. Then I painted a layer over the top. I glued the ribbon on with hot glue on the high temp setting.
I love how these little DIY bracelets turned out! I just used some scraps of cardstock I had on hand, but you could do the same thing with any kind of paper, tissue, wallpaper, etc.
You could even do this with fabric if you use the Mod Podge Fabric medium. I love the geometric tile like mosaic effect the plain cuff shows and the arrow bracelet is so fun with the polka dot ends and the ribbon.
They are fun to wear on their own or together. I hope you guys will try this technique with a cuff or two of your own sometime. It’s really easy and fun!
If you all would like to see more of my work you can find me on my blog, My So Called Crafty Life, here.