Fabric Decoupage Bangle Bracelet

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a tutorial on how to make decoupage bracelets with magazine cut-outs and with tissue paper. Here is a twist on that tutorial - using fabric strips instead. 

Here are my starting supplies - an inexpensive bangle bracelet (kids size), strips of flowered fabric, scissors, white fleece to add shape and Modge Podge (not shown).

I started by adding a strip of white fleece to the outside of the bracelet to give it some extra padding, so it won't require as much fabric to build it up. Don't worry about cutting too carefully, just make sure the ends meet up and the whole top of the bracelet is covered. 

I use my hands for the next part, even though it is messy - start covering the fabric strips in Modge Podge (in plastic cup above) and cover the bracelet. Smooth over the edges with extra Modge Podge and keep going until you get the desired look. 

When you are finished, you can cover any edges on the inside of the bracelet with a piece of 3/4 ribbon. I used a fuchsia colored ribbon and covered it in Modge Podge to adhere. You may have to run your finger along the inside a few times, to make sure it covers all edges and looks smooth. 

For a finishing touch, I added a few cloth white flowers, attached with Tacky Glue. 

I was very pleased with the way this project turned out - it would make a great gift and it's an easy afternoon project. If you are interested in this particular bracelet, please visit my Etsy store

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1 comment:

  1. Hey there Thanks for the comment on my post... i never considered selling my photos but mayb i should now that you mention it :).

    I love this bracelet! so cute!