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Something to do with all that packing material you get in the post ;)
This is my very first how-to upload on Cut out & keep :)
I did do a search for a similar how-to but couldn't find one exactly like this so hope I didn't miss one :)

We get a lot of stiff cardboard packing material through the post which we re-cycle but I just thought I'd make something fun out of it instead!

Posted by Skullgirl666 from West Molesey, England, United Kingdom • Published See Skullgirl666's 11 projects »
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  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Fabric / Ribbon Wrap Bracelets - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find a nice piece of stiff Cardboard - I used the flap of this packet.

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Fabric / Ribbon Wrap Bracelets - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut a piece of card that is long enough to wrap around the widest part of your hand & a bit extra for overlapping

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Fabric / Ribbon Wrap Bracelets - Step 3
    Step 3

    Wrap the piece of card around the widest part of your hand, hold in place & slip off your hand

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Fabric / Ribbon Wrap Bracelets - Step 4
    Step 4

    Staple the Card together in at least 2 places to form the base of your bracelet.
    You could just as easily use glue but I like the security of a good staple ;)

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Fabric / Ribbon Wrap Bracelets - Step 5
    Step 5

    Get your chosen fabric or Ribbon - I used a random top I picked up in a shop sale

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Fabric / Ribbon Wrap Bracelets - Step 6
    Step 6

    Measure the outside of your bracelet - mine was about 9inches

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Fabric / Ribbon Wrap Bracelets - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut a long length of fabric - I actually just chopped the whole hem off the top to get a nice edge :)

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Fabric / Ribbon Wrap Bracelets - Step 8
    Step 8

    Make sure you end up with a piece of fabric at least 4 times the lenth of your bracelet - my bracelet was 9inches so I have a 36inch piece of fabric.
    (You should measure this before cutting - I took the photo at the wrong point!)

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Fabric / Ribbon Wrap Bracelets - Step 9
    Step 9

    Glue one end of your fabric to the outside of the Bracelet at an angle - this will give you the nice diagonal direction of the wrapping you will be doing

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Fabric / Ribbon Wrap Bracelets - Step 10
    Step 10

    Wrap the fabric around the Bracelet putting a line of glue under each wrap - I put the glue on the outside of the bracelet in this picture but you may prefer to put the glue on the inside of the bracelet to prevent any glue showing through if you have thin fabric... Keep wrapping at a diagonal angle till you run out of fabric

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Fabric / Ribbon Wrap Bracelets - Step 11
    Step 11

    Place glue at the end of you fabric & glue to the inside of your bracelet - you may have to cut a little bit of fabric off the end to make it lie on the inside of the bracelet :)

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Fabric / Ribbon Wrap Bracelets - Step 12
    Step 12

    (Please excuse the messy glue in this picture!)
    Depending on the glue you have used you may want to just pop a clip/peg over the final flap of fabric whilst the glue dries

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Fabric / Ribbon Wrap Bracelets - Step 13
    Step 13

    Ta-da! You're all done!

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Fabric / Ribbon Wrap Bracelets - Step 14
    Step 14

    This is the ribbon version I made - It's even easier as you don't have to cut a long straight length of fabric - just measure your ribbon like in step 8 & follow the rest of the steps :)

  • How to make a wrapped bangle. Fabric / Ribbon Wrap Bracelets - Step 15
    Step 15

    All finished :)
    Thanks for stopping by & reading my first how-to - hope you have fun making these too :)

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Kan-Kan
Kan-Kan · 2 projects
That is such a cool, simple idea. I actually just made one haha. It looks so cute! Thanks for this post!
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Mindful Beader
Mindful Beader
This idea also works brilliantly on the cardboard inner rolls of sellotape and you can make extra-wide ones from parcel/duct tape rolls.
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Barmycarmy
Barmycarmy · Runcorn, England, GB · 8 projects
Love it!! thank you xxx
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