diy: Washi Tape Wooden Bracelets

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DIY: Washi Tape Wooden Bracelets #washitape #diy #bracelet

 

V and I made colorful matching mama & kiddo bracelets OUT OF POPSICLE STICKS!  What’s that you say – popsicle sticks?!  Oh yeah!  I saw these beautiful colorful bracelets created with markers here.  And I thought…hmmm washi tape!  Granted these take a couple of days to make, but once the sticks are formed all that’s left is decorating them – oh and wearing them of course :)  A simple and easy craft for some mama-kiddo bonding time!

 

 







  • Start off by soaking the popsicle sticks in water, immersed fully, for at least TWO DAYS, until they are pliable enough to mold.  I added a ceramic plate on top to keep them down, because they will float to the top.
  • After a couple of days soaking, pull them out of the water and begin carefully molding them into a bracelet shape.  You may want to do this process fast, but don’t.  Bend them slowly, because they will break – I broke THREE!
  • Place the molded sticks in your mug (one that is the right width to fit your wrist).
  • Next, is more waiting.  One day is sufficient drying time if the mug is placed in the sun, otherwise it must dry for two days to mold fully.

 

 

  • Now, the FUN part – decorating your bracelets!
  • Wrap the washi tape around the bracelet using approximately two inch strips to go all the way around, leaving room at the end.
  • What helped V a lot was ripping off several strips of washi tape at a time, and placing them on the table for her to add to her bracelet in the order she wanted.
  • While V worked on her two bracelets, I made two bracelets of my own :)

 

 

  • Once finished wrapping, cut off one long strip covering up and enclosing the loose closures on the inner band, making a seamless inside.
  • Using your awl, pierce holes into both ends, it’s okay that it cracks, this makes it easier to pull the cord through.
  • Pull the cord through the slot and make a knot on the outside securing the cord.

 

 

And there you have it, some pretty little DIY mama & kiddo bracelets!


DIY: Washi Tape Wooden Bracelets #washitape #diy #bracelet

DIY: Washi Tape Wooden Bracelets #washitape #diy #bracelet

DIY: Washi Tape Wooden Bracelets #washitape #diy #bracelet

DIY: Washi Tape Wooden Bracelets #washitape #diy #bracelet

DIY: Washi Tape Wooden Bracelets #washitape #diy #bracelet

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  1. We used boiling water, and it only needed a few hours to work. We had to keep refreshing the water to keep it hot.

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