Posts Tagged ‘upcycle’

I love the look of layered bracelets but I really don’t have a large collection of bracelets to draw from. I was clearing out some of the boys clothes and got the idea of cutting off their old jeans hem and using it as a bracelet base.

Cut off at hem with a 1/4 inch allowancw to fold and hem down creating a clean strip to work with. Cut to length and sew in snap for overlapping closure. Then take your favorite embroidery floss or cotton and wrap color bands on the bracelet. I didn’t wrap all the way around because the look of the distressed jean exposed makes me happy.

My daughter models the bracelet and I don’t think I’ll get it back. Looks like I’ll be making another one soon.

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Didn’t have much time to plan for July but managed to do a few projects to use for decoration. I still haven’t managed to figure out how to decorate all the white shelves I have in the living room so there is always a canvas for holidays at this point.

Soda can tin star garland. I was amazed that a strong kitchen scissor could easily cut a soda can. I then traced out out a 5 pointed betsy ross star. Using a ruler run a ball point pen that will emboss a line from point to point intersecting evenly at the middle. Then fold down the star point edges a bit giving it a 3-d effect.  I used an awl and punched holes in one end and strung them up with red cotton thread.

Fireworks bouquet from painted deadhead aliums from my garden. Cut the deadheads and fill an old small spray bottle with paint and water then spray till they are covered with the desired color.  This one was noticed and liked much by my husband who normally doesn’t comment much on new projects.

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