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These super cute bangle bracelets will get the attention of eveyone in the room! The best part is, they're upcycled.
I am never able to find bangle bracelets to fit over my hand, so one day in a fury I decided to make my own. These are super simple to make.

Posted by Thera Joyce from Chandler, Arizona, United States • Published See Thera Joyce's 44 projects »
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  • How to make a fabric cuff. Upcycled Bangle Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find and empty water bottle. You can use any bottle as long as it's made of thin plastic.

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Upcycled Bangle Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Remove the label if there is one and cut off the top of the bottle with a knife (be sure to use a cutting board so you don't mess up your counter). And please watch your fingers!!

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Upcycled Bangle Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut your bottle down the middle with scissors, then cut off the bottom as well.

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Upcycled Bangle Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    So now you need to cut a 1 1/2 inch strip from the bottle. Use the natural curvature of the bottle when doing this, and you should end up with a "bangle" template. I then held the two ends together, and made it as big as I wanted. I then used a small piece of tape to hold it together.

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Upcycled Bangle Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Find and old newspaper or magazine and cut 1 inch wide strips.

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Upcycled Bangle Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Get out your Mod Podge, or go buy some and slather it all over the bangle template. Start wrapping the paper around the bangle. You can add as much as you want. I made mine sort of thin, so I could wrap other things around it at the end.

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Upcycled Bangle Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    I wrapped scraps of fabric from my scrap heap around my bracelet(it's basically just like step 6, but with fabric scraps). Then when the bangle was dry I added rhinestones with my heat fix rhinestone setter.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
That looks really cool Happy I'll have to make one when I get some good fabric haha ^^
Thera Joyce
Thera Joyce · Chandler, Arizona, US · 57 projects
Yay! Pictures please! I'd love to see how you customize yours. Happy
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Gaby A.
Gaby A. · 6 projects
I've wanted to try something like this! I like your variation and appreciate that its safe. Wonderful job :]
Thera Joyce
Thera Joyce · Chandler, Arizona, US · 57 projects
Thank you! Happy
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Pacemaker Princess
Pacemaker Princess · Calgary, Alberta, CA · 2 projects
Awesome idea! I need to go buy a bottle of water and make myself a bracelet!
Thera Joyce
Thera Joyce · Chandler, Arizona, US · 57 projects
hehe...This sound just like me when I see a project I want to try! Happy
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DrEaMeR
DrEaMeR · Palermo, Sicilia, IT · 20 projects
I love it... it's beautiful!
Thera Joyce
Thera Joyce · Chandler, Arizona, US · 57 projects
Thank you!
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ReVampire J.
ReVampire J.
Awesome idea!
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Melissa K.
Melissa K. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 51 projects
Awesome, i may have to try this! Happy
Thera Joyce
Thera Joyce · Chandler, Arizona, US · 57 projects
DO IT! Happy
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DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
Pretty neat & easy. Yours was awesome.

I might try this when i get some cool fabric. lol
& that rhinestone setter. >_>
Thera Joyce
Thera Joyce · Chandler, Arizona, US · 57 projects
Thanks! Happy
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tula t.
tula t. · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 2 projects
cool and simple =3
Thera Joyce
Thera Joyce · Chandler, Arizona, US · 57 projects
Thank you!
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