DIY BANDANA BRACELETS

The 4th of July is almost here! I always think of summer and the 4th of July when I see bandanas in the traditional red (or white or blue). These fun and simple DIY Bandana Bracelets are a great summer project, they’re quick to make and won’t cost a fortune.

DIY Bandana Bracelets Feature by Trinkets in Bloom

I sent out an email to vote on a project to make for the 4th of July. At the beginning of the survey this project was the clear winner. Then a 2nd project came in as a tie. Check back on Wednesday to see our 2nd 4th of July project.

TOOLS & MATERIALS:

  • Bandana
  • Embroidery hoops – 3”
  • Scissors
  • Pliers (optional)
  • Glue
  • Rhinestones (optional)

DIY Bandana Bracelets supplies by Trinkets in Bloom
step 1
Lay your bandana out flat and cut a 2” strip straight through the center of your bandana on the diagonal.DIY Bandana Bracelets cutting by Trinkets in Bloom

step 2
I prefer to use the inner hoop from my embroidery hoop, 1) because it’s smaller and fits my wrist better and 2) because it’s closed.

That said once you’ve used up all your inner hoops sometimes you’ve got to use the outer hoops.

First unscrew the pin in the top of the hoop.

Then using your pliers, bend the metal pieces down so they lay flat across your hoop.DIY Bandana Bracelets hoops by Trinkets in Bloom

If you’re careful, you can take the metal part completely off.

step 3
Starting in the middle of your strip, start wrapping your bandana around your embroidery hoop.DIY Bandana Bracelets wrapping by Trinkets in Bloom

TIP: Wrap your ends in opposite directions so that when you get to the end they will be on opposite sides and you can tie them together.DIY Bandana Bracelets finished wrapping by Trinkets in Bloom

step 4
When you are finished wrapping, tie your ends together leaving the ends like a little bow.DIY Bandana Bracelets finished by Trinkets in Bloom

If you don’t want to have a tie on your bracelet, you can cut off the hemmed edge of the bandana and glue your ends down.

step 5
When you’re done wrapping you can add rhinestones or studs to your bangles if you want.DIY Bandana Bracelets rhinestones by Trinkets in BloomDIY Bandana Bracelets photo 1 by Trinkets in BloomDIY Bandana Bracelets photo 2 by Trinkets in Bloom

This project was voted on by a select group of my email subscribers. If you would like to be a part of this list please send me an email at: info{at}trinketsinbloom{dot}com and let me know that you would like to be a part of this group.

Be sure to check back on Wednesday for the 2nd project!

xoxo
Cathy

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