Simple D.I.Y bracelets

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Simple D.I.Y Bracelets

I had to wake up early this morning to get to my chiropractor and massage therapy appointment. I had about 15 minutes to get dressed and make all 3 kids a quick breakfast before heading out the door.

All while my almost 4 year old flipped out because he couldn’t go with me…seriously he threatened to make his dinosaurs keep me home! Then he had a whole new meltdown because he couldn’t find the dinosaurs (FYI they are imaginary).

Anyway I ended up running out the door with a slightly wrinkled shirt, jeans and a bit of blush on my cheeks…at least my hair wasn’t in my usual top knot/messy bun.

When I got home later in the afternoon I started thinking of ways I could  add a bit of instant style to my plain boring/just ran out the door look.

A dress I had thrown In a pile of clothes from cleaning out  my closet a few days ago caught my eye, I have always love this dress but it’s made out of super cheap see through material.

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It gave me the idea to make a set of simple D.I.Y bracelets to throw on  to make my look a bit more put together.

1st I cut the ties off of the dress, measuring around my wrist making sure it was long enough to tie around my wrist and loose enough to pull on and off but not so loose that they fall off

this would probably  work with some wide (around 1-2 inches wide) ribbon in a cool pattern, you may want to use liquid stitch or a hot glue gun on the cut ends if it looks like it will fray.

Then I grabbed 6 large wooden beads I had on my craft shelf ( I am sure these would be easy to find at hobby lobby or any craft store). I spray painted them with a green spray paint I had left over from another project.

I let them dry for about 15 minutes and then flipped them to the other side so I could get them completely covered in the paint and then let them dry for about 30 minutes.

I twisted the end of the bracelet like this:

Just to make it easier to put the beads on, I threaded 3 beads on each bracelet spacing them evenly and then just tied the ends together in a small knot and that was it!

DIY Bracelets

 

I really love how they turned out and I can’t wait to wear them out!

*tip the beads did want to stick when I was spraying them and turning them so defiantly place them on something like foil or I think wax paper would be much better I just didn’t have any.