Introduction: Reflective Bracelets
I was at the home improvement store when I stumbled upon these reflective strips. True, you can buy already made reflective bracelets but this gives you a little creative freedom.
The pack came with 4, 1”x6” strips; 2 red, 2 white for about $3.00.
To make them start by removing the adhesive backing to two strips. Spray the sticky side of the strips with window cleaner. Sandwich the two together, sticky side in, and line up the edges. Use a credit card to squeegee out any air bubbles and excess fluid.
Next roll it up. How tight you roll the bracelet in this step will determine how tight the bracelet ends up. I placed it through a roll of electrical tape. Then I rolled up some card stock and ran it through to help set the shape. Place the assembly outside to dry; about an hour on a warm day.
When dry, remove the bracelet from the circular forms. Since the inner diameter is smaller then the outer you’ll end up with a little over lap on the edges of the bracelet. Trim this off. You can leave it as is or move on to cutting.
For a little more style bust out your wife’s crafting scissors. These type of scissors are used in scrap booking and come in all kinds of patterns. I used a pattern called “Colonial”. Run the scissors along both edges and your done.
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