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How to make super easy studded wristbands (no sew and very cheap)

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This idea came to me a very long time ago. When I was in 7th grade, I had this obsession with wristbands. I made this very punk style one out of an old belt and scraps of facbic. Recently I rediscovered the joy of DIY punk stuff.

Here's how I did it.

So they might not look as good as the ones in the pic, right? But doesn't that make them look cooler?

Well...I guess you could sew them. But you would need a leather needle.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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The beauty of making wristbands, is that they can be made from almost anything. It really depends on the style, wether it be punk or hippy.

Here's what I used for the Punkband:

-An old studded belt (When I started it was only 1 line of pyramid studs)
-Scraps of plad fabric (Plad to add a punk feel)
-Velcro (from local Canadian Tire, I prefer industrial strengh)
-Hot glue gun and glue

Step 2: Making your wrist band

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Here's where it gets fun!

It's a good idea to plug in your hot glue gun before you collect your materials. If you hace the same one as me, it takes a while. Just make sure it's not touching anything that could melt.

-Measure your wrist and cut a peice of fabric (Be sure to leave about 1inch for the velcro)
-Glue on studs or decorations
-Attact velcro (I suggest glueing it also. I don't trust the adhesive on it)
-Wear it with pride!

Step 3: Quick Tips

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Learn from my mistakes

-Be sure to leave room for the velcro

-Make sure the belt is glued all the way to the corners

-Don't put both sides of the velcro on the same side. Be sure the hook strip is on the flipside of the loop strip

-FOR GOD'S SAKE! Don't burn yourself with the hot glue gun XD

Step 4: Design ideas

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-You can find old belts at your local thrift shop. The belts don't have to be studded.

-Try glueing all the tiny scraps of fabric together to make a collage style wristband.

-Make your contry's flag!

-I'm not very good with glueguns. I get the glue everywhere. I love how it makes them raw. MAKE EM LOOK TRAHSED!!!
um trahsed is spelled trashed. but good trying man
good work canadian dude
Asmodeous4 years ago
the top band looks like blood coming through a bandage - cool!
Peep13175 years ago
Woo Canada! Good to see others with pride for their country.
rix_101 (author)  Peep13175 years ago
everyone assumes we have no pride. its just because the Americans are so patriotic that the contrast makes us look lazy :P
GOOOOO UNITED STATES !!!!!!!!!!!! compared to us it looks like nobody has patreism.
rix_101 (author)  Don,t try this at home4 years ago
Canadians just show it differently.
How?? and by the way i like your instructable
rix_101 (author)  Don,t try this at home4 years ago
Thank you. And yes, many Americans are extremely patriotic. Canadians show patriotism by, for example, make flag wristbands. I do agree with you in saying the relative partiotism of Cananda vs US is quite low, but we still are proud of our contry...at least I am. :)
Lol i kinda want to move to cananda do you still live there?
rix_101 (author)  Don,t try this at home4 years ago
Yeahhh! Canada is AWESOME! Sure the winter is 10 months long but you get used to it (jk) It really depends on where you want to move to.
I love america dont get me wrong but obama is just f****ing everythig up lol
rix_101 (author)  Don,t try this at home4 years ago
XD
Haha, yeah. That's for true.