Sunday, August 28, 2016

Shabby Chic DIY Teacher Bracelet

 Teach: verb; to cause or help (someone) to learn about a subject by giving lessons.


Teaching is one of the most important professions there is. Now that school is back in session, this bracelet will make a great gift for you to show your appreciation for the teachers in your child's life. 

Supplies:
Bangle Bracelet
Cotton Fabric
Lace Ribbon
Pearls
Metal Blank
Dictionary
E6000 or Tacky Glue
ModPodge
Paintbrush
Pencil
Scissors
Sandpaper
Paint
Rag


Cut slits in the fabric about 1 inch apart. Tear the fabric into strips. Tear the fabric rather than cut so that the edges are frayed.

Add a dot of E6000 to the inside of the bangle. Place a strip of fabric on the glue and begin wrapping around the bangle. Secure the end of the strip on the inside of the bangle with glue. Overlap different patterns of fabric until the bangle is covered with fabric.




Wrap lace ribbon around the bangle securing with E6000.


Place the metal blank, found in the jewelry supply section of the craft store, over the word, teach, in the dictionary, trace around it with a pencil, and cut it out. 



Add ModPodge to the blank with a paintbrush and adhere the paper. Smooth out any bubbles and add a top coat of ModPodge. Allow to dry and sand the edges if the paper is larger than the blank.


Use a damp rag to add a thin coat of paint, in a color that coordinates with the fabric, to the edges of the paper.


Glue the metal piece onto the bangle and add a row of pearls around it with E6000.






Other words such as love, art, joy, etc. can be used in this definition DIY project to create a variety of bracelets for any profession or personality.
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5 comments:

  1. That's a very original, unique and sweet gift idea. I especially Ike the metal piece with the mod podge teacher definition on it.

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  2. I've always wanted to make one of these bracelets (I even have a stash of thrift store wide bangles just waiting for their transformation!) Yours is so pretty, I'm sure any teacher would love it! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Hope to see you there again this morning after 8:00 am EST! xoKathleen

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