Introduction: Woven Ribbon-wrapped Bangles

Make these elegant arm candy for less than $5.00 in less than 15 minutes!

I usually go to thrift stores to get my fresh supply of vintage beads but, nowadays, plastic bangles are the first things I see. Like my Embroidery Thread Wrapped bangles project, this one took only three materials and about fifteen minutes to make. I already had a duo-toned ribbon on hand but you can opt to use two different coloured ribbons. The bangles came in a set of three for just $1.99. Altogether, I estimate the cost of these bangles came to about $5.00. Awesome, right? Check out the full picture tutorial if you'd like to give this a try.

What you need:
Plastic bangle
Ribbon A - long enough to wrap around your bangle
Ribbon B - about 24"
Glue
Scissors

Instructions:
1. Measure ribbon A so that it's long enough to wrap around your bangle.
2. Glue one end of the ribbon onto the bangle and let dry completely.
3. Glue one end of ribbon B at the same place as ribbon A but on the inside of the bangle.
4. Wrap ribbon A outwards around the bangle and over ribbon B.
5. Then continue wrapping around the bangle but bring it under ribbon B.
6. Continue wrapping ribbon B while alternating going over and under ribbon  B - this will produce the woven effect.
7. Once you've gone completely around the bangle, snip of the access on ribbon A and glue it down.
8. Snip off the access on ribbon B and glue it onto the inside of the bangle.

Comments

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annabenson6 made it! (author)2013-12-07

Cool pretty

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)2013-12-05

I just love the ribbon you used! It looks great with that design! Do you happen to remember to brand or where you got it?

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LinMakingThings made it! (author)LinMakingThings2013-12-05

Glad you like it! The brand is May Arts but I don't know what this design is called. I got it from a local wholesaler but the ribbon is made in Taiwan so you might be able to find it online. I hope that helps!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-12-05

Awesome! Thanks, looks like they have some pretty cool designs :)

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