Okay so I was bored and saw an empty cardboard ring from a roll of clear tape we just finished using sitting on the counter. Corbyn had been saving it in his "invention" pile, and I swiped it. He was less than pleased, I offered him something else in return and all was well in the world again. Okay so I thought hey this fits me great for a bracelet. (I have giant hands and chunky wrists, which results in never being able to get all the cute bangle bracelets that are sold in stores! I believe they referred to this condition in a Seinfeld episode as "man hands"! Tee Hee. ) So I got some ribbon, since I have an abundance of it and never use it. Then I got busy with my glue gun. I made adult sizes and then realized I had smaller cardboard rings that are kid sized, so I made some for a little girl in some super fun summer colors.
Want to make some of your own? Here's what you'll need:
* empty tape or ribbon cardboard rings (tear the end off of the ribbon ones, so it just leaves the ring. Also be sure that you have one that actually fits your wrist, some are smaller than others)
* your choice of ribbons, 1" widths work the best..but you can use what you have
* glue gun
* your choice of embellishments (buttons, rosettes, metal studs, cute trims, ric rak)
(Note: Yours probably won't look this gross, one of mine had some stickiness to it from tape and thus the cat hair that is stuck to it! Ha Ha.)
It's super easy just dab a spot of glue on the inside of your cardboard ring, now place your ribbon end on the glue kind of at an angle. Then start wrapping tightly around the bracelet. Just keep going until it's all covered. Make sure that each time you wrap it that it's evenly spaced. When your done, your last wrap should end on the inside. Just cut your ribbon and glue down, you can make a little fold so your edge is clean if you want. I didn't this time but I can go back with a little fray check and the edges won't fray. Now just add any embellishments you want. You can make cute rosettes, find a cute trim to glue down the center or on the edges, add buttons, and old jewelry or pins even. I had some fabric tacks and I just cut the pin part off with pliers. You can use anything. Make sure to post pictures if you make any!