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Trompe L'oeil Wood Bangle

These bangles are decoupaged to look like rope, cord, or metal chain. The clip art is sized to fit particular bangle circumferences.

Source: Martha Stewart


  • Paintbrushes

  • Craft paints

  • Bangle

  • Printable rice paper

  • Craft knife


  1. Using brush, paint bangle white, inside and out. Let dry. Paint inside with an accent color. (Mask exterior with painters' tape if needed.) Let dry.

  2. Download clip art, and print onto rice paper. With craft knife, cut out design, leaving a very thin margin of paper. (Cut away larger areas of negative space, as inside the bow of the thickest bangle, above.)

  3. Brush glue onto outside: Working with one-fourth of the bracelet at a time, slowly apply clip art. Once all the way around, connect ends of clip art. Let dry 20 minutes.

  4. Brush glue all over exterior of bangle. (It will look cloudy when wet but will set clear.) Let dry.

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