Thursday, March 29, 2012

Upcycled Ribbon Bracelet

Spring is here and with it comes the longing for cute, warm weather clothes and fun accessories. However, our budget doesn't always agree. So after wrapping a gift recently, we were left with an empty ribbon spool thing and thought, "Hmmm...We could toss this in the recycling bin or turn it into something better!" We then went to our ribbon stash where there was a ton of ribbon remnants that were the perfect color to turn of sad empty spool into a cute springtime accessory!

What You Need:
  • empty gift wrap ribbon spool
  • ribbon or fabric scraps
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors

First, dab a little hot glue onto the inside of your spool. Then attach your ribbon. By starting and finishing your ribbon on the inside, no one will see your ribbon ends.

Start winding your ribbon around and around, keeping it nice and taught so it lays flat over that big gap in the spool. Add a drop of hot glue to the inside every once in a while if you want to help keep the ribbon tight and in place.

As you can see, we ran out of our yellow ribbon remnant before making it all the way around.

No biggie! We just started up a new, hot pink color, overlapping it slightly with the yellow. Now it has a cool, color-blocked look!

As we mentioned above, finish your ribbon on the inside of your new bracelet so the ends don't show. Now pop it on your wrist and show off your springtime sassiness!

**Next week our kids are on Spring Break, so we will be too! But check back with us on Monday April 9th for more crafty fun!**

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