Recycled Magazine Bracelets




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Make fun bracelets (in any size) for summer with old magazines and cereal box cardboard! Fun project for kids, too!

Step 1: Watch the Short Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

Cereal box cardboard



Americana Acrylics

White glue

Americana Triple Thick Gloss

Magazine pages


Step 3: Make the Base

Cut long strips of cardboard

Wrap a strip around your hand to get your bracelet size

Glue the cardboard into a bracelet and then glue on another strip

*This will make it stronger

Clip the cardboard together while it dries

Cut magazine pages into 3" x 4" pieces

Step 4: Make the Tubes....

Roll the pages into tubes (starting at the corner) and then secure with glue

*You will need about 60 per bracelet

Cut the tubes the width of the bracelet

Glue them side by side all the way around

Paint the inside of the bracelet and let dry

Step 5: Colorize!

Paint the tubes in different colors all the way around

Dab another color on each edge

Coat with Triple Thick Gloss and let dry

*This will make them extra shiny and sturdy



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