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.
Photography: Ditte Isager
- 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.
- 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.
- Trim excess tissue using craft knife. Brush adhesive over outside of bracelet to seal. Let dry.
- Paper towel or rag
- White acrylic paint
- Unfinished wood bangles
- Small bowls
- 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
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.
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