Introduction: Little Girls' First Bangles

About: I am a conceptual artist, and my DIY projects are mostly inspired by pop culture (movies, music, sports, TV). I mostly specialize in painting, graphic design, drawing, digital photography, performance art, and…

Finding the perfect gift for your little girl will be a breeze when you make these cardboard tube bangles!

Step 1: Materials

To make these toddler-approved bangles, you will need...

  • a cardboard tube
  • tacky glue
  • hot glue gun
  • metal ruler
  • scissors
  • pencils
  • embellishments: bottle capes / rhinestones / appliques / ribbons / duct tape

Step 2: Cut Tube

First, measure the cardboard tube at least 1.5" apart, then cut out the pieces.

Step 3: Paper Bangle

To make the paper bangle, I used a piece of leftover scrapbook paper to wrap around the tube with tacky glue.

Step 4: Duct Tape Bangle

Making this duct tape bangle is as simple as cutting out a piece of colorful duct tape and wrapping it around the tube in place.

Step 5: Fabric Bangle

For the fabric bangle, I cut out a piece of fabric and use dabs of hot glue to wrap around the tube and attach in place.

Step 6: Ribbon Bangle

Finally, I made this ribbon bangle, by cutting out a few pieces of ribbon (about 4 pieces) and wrapping them around the tube, one at a time, with hot glue.

Step 7: Decorate Away!

Decorating these bangles will be as simple as you might think. Take these fun ideas

Paper Bangle: I added two buttons on top of each other, one dark and one light to make up this vintage gingham inspired piece.

Duct Tape Bangle: In the middle of the beige colored button are two red rhinestones.

Ribbon Bangle: To create that princess quality to this ribbon bangle, a bottle cap and pink rhinestone on top gives off that cute, glitzy vibe.

Fabric Bangle: Since fabric is most common in this piece, I added a fabric applique of an adorable cat to the center.

Step 8: Toddler Approved!

Now, your little girl can feel like a princess, a rebel, or whatever they want to be with these artistic bangles. They may be on the cheap, but for little wrists, they are super easy to wear, especially for girls who want to try wearing jewelry for the first time!

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