Intro: How to Make a Bangle From a Pringles Can
Fun, lightweight bangle from a Pringles can!
Step 1: Supplies Needed
You need a 2” wide fabric strip by 45” long.
A 2” wide piece of flat batting to go around the Pringles can tube.
Fabric glue or hot glue.
An iron and ironing board.
I use Scotch-Gard fabric protectant spray when the bracelet is complete.
Step 2: Mark Out Your Pringle Bangles.
Measure and mark the empty Pringles can by the inch. Do not use the silver ring at the top. Do not use the bottom.
As in the picture, begin the measurements from below the silver ring at the top along the can. Make similar marks around the circumference of the can.
If you desire, you can make the bangle wider than an inch. Making it less than an inch would make wrapping the batting and fabric difficult.
Step 3: Cut Out the Bangles.
Poke a hole at the inch mark with a craft knife or box cutter.
Insert scissors into that hole and cut around the can following the inch marks.
Step 4: Prepare Fabric.
Fold both long edges inward and iron. You should iron in about ¼ on each side.
Step 5: Attach the Batting Layer.
Attach the batting to the can first. Fold the batting so that it has a fold on top and bottom. You can use fabric glue or hot glue. Be careful with hot glue as it can leave behind a hard “lump” if you do not spread it out.
Fold the batting around the can tube.
Step 6: Start the Fabric Covering.
Complete attaching the layer of batting.
Start one end of the fabric strip. Make sure you have ironed both edges in and wrap around the can/tube.
Begin with the end on the inside of the can/tube and attach with glue. Then neatly wrap the fabric around the tube.
Step 7: Wrap the Fabric Strip.
Slowly wrap the fabric strip completely around the can/tube. You can adjust the fabric to make sure certain patterns show correctly on the outside. Finish by folding over the edge (you can cut the strip if you have a lot left over) and gluing to the inside.
Step 8: Finish It Up.
I usually finish up with spraying some Scotch-Gard fabric protector on it.
You now have a lightweight bangle that you can even use fabric to match your outfit. They’re also great for kids because they are not a hard plastic which can end up hurting them if they fall on them.
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