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How to Make a Charm Bracelet

Are you looking for a fun jewelry craft or a unique gift idea? This DIY charm bracelet is made with cute fabric and Dimensional Magic!

Are you looking for a fun jewelry craft or a unique gift idea? This DIY charm bracelet is made with cute fabric and Dimensional Magic!

I’m telling you right now – you don’t have enough jewelry. I know you think you do, but really, you don’t. So I’m here to help you make more.

Two things influenced the creation of this DIY charm bracelet: 1) I’ve been trying to spice up my wardrobe, as I mentioned a few months ago and 2) Plaid has new Mod Podge products!

The fancy new products include new formulas as well as Podgeables, which are fun surfaces to decoupage on. The line includes these charms.

Are you looking for a fun jewelry craft or a unique gift idea? This DIY charm bracelet is made with cute fabric and Dimensional Magic!

I’m always skeptical about new product in general. I’m going be to honest, I can be negative. “Why do I need anything new?” I ask myself. Um, you need these Podgeable surfaces.

They are so fun and easy to craft with. I get messages from beginning Mod Podgers all the time telling me they are having trouble with wrinkles.

I highly recommend starting with a charm bracelet like this. You won’t get wrinkles. And you won’t believe how simple it was to put together.

DIY Charm Bracelet

Gather These Supplies

Are you looking for a fun jewelry craft or a unique gift idea? This DIY charm bracelet is made with cute fabric and Dimensional Magic!

Here are your two best friends in this project. I’ll tell you why you need the traceable shapes in a moment.

Are you looking for a fun jewelry craft or a unique gift idea? This DIY charm bracelet is made with cute fabric and Dimensional Magic!

Prepare the fabric with Mod Podge. That means paint a medium layer on it and let it dry. It will make it easy to cut, and no fraying.

Are you looking for a fun jewelry craft or a unique gift idea? This DIY charm bracelet is made with cute fabric and Dimensional Magic!

This is where the templates come in handy. If you trace around the outside of the shapes and cut them, the shape is slightly too big and you have to trim down. The templates match the shapes – except when I traced and cut them, the pieces fit just right and no trimming.

Are you looking for a fun jewelry craft or a unique gift idea? This DIY charm bracelet is made with cute fabric and Dimensional Magic!

This is the fun part. Decoupage the fabric to the back of the charm.

Are you looking for a fun jewelry craft or a unique gift idea? This DIY charm bracelet is made with cute fabric and Dimensional Magic!

Position your charm on top of the fabric and press down. If you misplaced the charm, simply peel the fabric off quickly, add a bit more Podge to the charm and then press down again. Let dry.

Are you looking for a fun jewelry craft or a unique gift idea? This DIY charm bracelet is made with cute fabric and Dimensional Magic!

So here’s the optional part. I thought it might be a fun accent to add polka dots around the edges of the charms. I did it with paint and a stylus. I know, but I couldn’t help myself!

Are you looking for a fun jewelry craft or a unique gift idea? This DIY charm bracelet is made with cute fabric and Dimensional Magic!

Once everything is dry, add Dimensional Magic to the top.

Are you looking for a fun jewelry craft or a unique gift idea? This DIY charm bracelet is made with cute fabric and Dimensional Magic!

Let it dry in a relatively warm area. Don’t put a fan on it – it will crack! You have to be patient it takes awhile. But it’s worth it. The DM adds a shiny, epoxy look to the project.

Are you looking for a fun jewelry craft or a unique gift idea? This DIY charm bracelet is made with cute fabric and Dimensional Magic!

Add your charms to the chain. I had originally done six charms but realized while I was working that I only wanted five. Isn’t it awesome being the boss of your own crafts?

Are you looking for a fun jewelry craft or a unique gift idea? This DIY charm bracelet is made with cute fabric and Dimensional Magic!
Are you looking for a fun jewelry craft or a unique gift idea? This DIY charm bracelet is made with cute fabric and Dimensional Magic!

Now wear your DIY jewelry out to your next picnic or queen’s ball. Aren’t the cherries perfect for summer?

One thing I also love about this DIY charm bracelet is that the shapes are lightweight. I can’t stand heavy jewelry.


For another summer bracelet option, this recycled t-shirt bracelet idea is fun:

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Kay Hyde

Monday 26th of November 2012

This is wonderful! :) I love DIY stuffs and I will try to grab some materials for this! Thanks for sharing your idea.

Agy

Tuesday 25th of September 2012

Hello! i want to check whether dimensional magic can be applied directly to fabric. I made a scrap fabric ring and glued beads to it and was thinking that the dm would be great on it too. Thanks!

Amy Anderson

Tuesday 25th of September 2012

Hi Agy! I have not tried that but it's definitely worth a try. I'm not sure what it would do - it CAN be applied directly to fabric but I don't know if it would cause the fabric to wrinkle. Let me know if you try it!

Anonymous

Wednesday 1st of August 2012

Hey Amy! I totally love your mod podge projects and I would love to try them, but there is a big problem! There is no mod pogde available in my country :( I was so sad to find that out. I even contacted a bloger who lives in my country and she uses modpodge. I was so disappointed when she conformed the mod podge is not available in my country. What should I do? I tried using the Elmers white craft glue while making this bracelet but the results were not the satisfying.

Amy Anderson

Thursday 2nd of August 2012

Hi Anonymous! Thank you so much! I would try writing Plaid, who makes the product. They might be able to help you - it might be available somewhere in your country that the other blogger isn't aware of, or there might be a site online. They will get back to you quickly I'm sure!http://www.plaidonline.com/contact-plaid.aspx

Thanks!

Mary

Tuesday 31st of July 2012

Will scrapbook paper work for this in place of fabric?

Amy Anderson

Thursday 2nd of August 2012

Hi Mary! Yes, it will work :D

Anonymous

Saturday 21st of July 2012

I don't but perhaps my dh does :) thanks for the info!

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