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Striped Bangle Bracelets

These chunky, cheerful bangles are so simple, you can wear them the day you make them. Use a basic decoupage process to add bright tissue-paper stripes to inexpensive wooden bracelets.

Striped Bangle Bracelets

Photography: Ditte Isager

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

Sources

Bangles, 1 1/2- and 1 3/4-inch, and 1 1/4-inch, diybangles.com. Tissue paper, in Tapestry, Black, Azalea Pink, Dark Blue, and Orange, nashvillewraps.com. Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage, michaels.com.

 

materials

  • Paper towel or rag

  • White acrylic paint

  • Unfinished wood bangles

  • Small bowls

  • Paintbrush

  • Tissue paper for stripes, cut into 3-inch-long strips (for thin bangle) and 6-inch-long strips (for thick bangle)

  • Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage

  • Craft knife

steps

  1. Whitewash bangle: Dampen paper towel or rag, and dip it into paint. Smooth paint onto the surface of the bangle, inside and out. Let dry.

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  2. Balance the bangle on a small bowl. For each stripe, brush one side of tissue with the adhesive, and smooth the strip onto the bangle. Leave the excess tissue at inner edge. Let dry.

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  3. Trim excess tissue using craft knife. Brush adhesive over outside of bracelet to seal. Let dry.

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