Introduction: Pleated Bangles (made From Cardboard)

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These bangles are super sturdy, colorful and inspired by the spring runway shows. Make them in any size to fit your wrist and paint them in any way to match your style.

Step 1: See How I Made Them Here

Step 2: You'll Need

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Cardboard (I like recycled boxes from the post office)

Americana Multi-Surface Paints

Americana Triple Thick Glaze


Hot glue gun


Krylon metallic gold spray paint


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Draw 1" to 2" wide strips on your cardboard and cut them out

Rub one strip along the edge of a table to curve it

Hot glue it in a size that will fit over your wrist

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Pleat two cardboard strips (about 1/2" folds or less)

Glue a pleated strip to the edge of your cardboard cuff

Continue all the way around

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Spray paint the entire cuff in Krylon Metallic Gold and let it dry

Paint the bangle in an Americana Multi Surface Satin color that you like leaving some of the gold showing on the edges

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When the paint dries, coat the entire cuff in the Americana Triple Thick Glaze and let it dry for at least one hour.


lokaa.loky (author)2014-12-10

nice topic

sabu.dawdy (author)2014-06-26

this is unique yet impressive

Mark Montano (author)sabu.dawdy2014-06-27

Thank you Sabu. I saw the crushed metal cuffs this season and thought it might be fun to try in cardboard and this is what happened. Have a great weekend!

doodlecraft (author)2014-06-26

Sweet--perfect craft for little ladies! :)

Pretty! I can't believe they are made from cardboard!

Hey Danger, it's surprising how sturdy they are, too. Thanks for commenting!

Cardboard is surprisingly versatile, it turns out!

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