Introduction: Clothespin Bracelet
In this Instructable, I will be showing you how to make your own bracelet out of ordinary wooden clothespins!
Making this bracelet may lead to a strong and sudden feeling of uniqueness and individuality, sometimes even joy. Please do not stop reading now if you are a conformist. Consider yourself warned!
Step 1: What You'll Need
Items and Tools
- You can get 50 of these for $1 at the dollar store.
- The number of clothespins you need depends on the size of your wrist.
- I needed 11 but I have an pretty small wrist
2) Your Hands
- If you don't have these please get a capable individual to make you one.
Step 2: Taking Apart the Clothespin
Once you have the clothespins, you'll notice a springlike metal piece that clamps the two wooden pieces together. This is the part you will be using to make the bracelet. In order to obtain it, you must slide the wooden pieces out from under it and PRESTO!
Step 3: Start Assembly
Slide one of the prongs of a clothespin into the spiral tube of another. Push it as far as it will go and pull the other prong to the other side of the tube. Push the prong as far as it will go. You've just made the first link. Repeat this step as much as needed.
Step 4: Join the Ends Together
After you get it to the desired length, join the two ends together around your wrist by using the same method as in the last step. I am in total awe in the first pic.
Step 5: Customize
You can now customize your bracelet in any way you want to. I have not yet done anything to mine but I am planning on make every other link white and black. I suggest using Sharpies and WhiteOut. Do it my way, unless you want to be unique, but who's unique anymore. Seriously.
Credit to Short One who said you could put beads on each link before you slide them onto one another. Smart, smart. :)
Step 6: Completed!!!
You bracelet is finally completed! Feel free to walk around like you're big stuff, flaunting your bracelet. I guarantee somebody will ask you "What is that made out of?" Look at their face when you say clothespins. I was asked that 20 times the first day I wore it. CONGRATULATIONS!!!