Candy Wrapper Bracelet




This is a bracelet made from Starburst wrappers. The idea and this instructable was created by my 11 year old daughter who loves this site and wanted to contribute her ideas. She took all the pictures with her Nikon Coolpix camera and then added text to each picture. I enhanced the verbage a bit.

By using the wrappers she is being environmentally conscious by eliminating waste while creating a unique, extremely inexpensive and simple piece of accessory to wear. She has already made these bracelets for other kids at her school who wanted one after they saw hers.

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Step 1: List of Materials

Any type of yarn/string, 3/4" width Scotch tape, pin, scissors, and 4 colors of your favorite Starburst wrappers.

Step 2: Folding the Wrappers

Fold the wrappers into 1/8th sections then unfold them. I chose this size so it evenly fills the Scotch tape size that I used.

Step 3: Cutting the Wrappers

Cut 2/8th strips off of each wrapper. The reason I did it this way is because for me it was easier to cut them in half as shown in the next step. Otherwise, I suppose you could just cut an 1/8th off each wrapper to save time. Or you can see it as ending up with enough strips to make 2 bracelets. One for you and one for your best friend.

Step 4: Additional Cutting of the Wrappers

Cut each of the 2/8th sized strips in half.

Step 5: Cutting the Scotch Tape and Beginning Assembly

Cut a piece of Scotch tape a little longer in length than the 1/8th strips. Place a strip lengthwise starting on one edge of the tape.

Step 6: Continuation of Step 5

Continue placing your other strips next to each other until all the sticky part of the tape is covered with the wrappers. You want to make sure no sticky part of the tape is exposed.

Step 7: Trim to Size

Trim off the excess parts of tape on each end. This completes the bracelet. Next you'll be preparing this piece to attach the string so you can tie it to your wrist.

Step 8: Preparing Piece for Attachment String

Fold each end of the bracelet down like the picture below. Very carefully use your scissors to puncture a small hole in the middle of each fold. By the way, don't run with scissors.

Step 9: Tying the String

Tie the yarn/string to the pin. Now use the pin to pull the yarn/string through both holes. Like the picture shown.

Step 10: Fit to Size

Put your hand through the opening of the bracelet and yarn/string. Ask someone to tie the string to your adjustment.

Step 11: Finished Product (Top and Bottom View)

The first picture is what it looks like on my wrist from the top while the second picture shows the bottom view.

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    10 Discussions


    6 years ago

    Really digging this!! I might use pixy stick wrappers instead though (:


    11 years ago on Introduction

    instead of using the yarn, you could get another strip of the starburst wrappers, and tape it on the other side


    11 years ago on Introduction

    ok... uhh, i was looking for kinda more... tpe of... beaded bracelets...


    12 years ago

    Wow, nice job, and i am a guy who wears wristbands, unlike *cough* thejrb *cough* ( just messing ;) ) I wear loads of rubber bands on my wrists, ( call me emo i don't really care, just a thing me and my friends do) but i think switching to this would be pretty nice haha. Good job for a first =D

    2 replies

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    lol, same here. i wear a tonne of wristbands. from studded to sweatbands to rubber charitybracelets and hemp. i got em all.


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, it turns into a habit to put on a ton of them. Studded stuff is fun to wear lol.


    12 years ago

    Totally adorable and such a great way to recycle. I bet she is already imagining what else you could do with all those starbust wrappers. Kudos for her imagination and putting it to work.


    12 years ago

    well way to go on your fist instructable.I'm a guy so i don't wear jewelry. Most of peoples first instructables are one step and use ms paint as there camera.