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Thursday, 4 August 2011

Ribbon Bangles

It was lovely to receive messages yesterday and, due to those requests, today's craft tutorial is how to make a ribbon bangle.

Lella Loves... Ribbon Bangles

In less than an hour, you too can make yourself a similar accessory which your friends will say,

"Where did you buy that? I want one - It's darling!"

I have been making these for several years and I always receive compliments when I wear them.

Lella Loves... Ribbon Bangles

You will need a plain, reasonably flat bangle. 

Take 3 metres of your favourite ribbon - either sheer or satin - or pre-cut several 1cm wide strips of a pretty, ditsy, daisy print cotton fabric before you start. 

12-20 inches long is a workable length and don't worry about a little fraying as it adds to the handmade/homemade charm.

Lella Loves... Ribbon Bangles

*Tip: A dab of glue on the inside of your bangle - at the start and every inch or so - will hold the ribbon in place whilst you wrap.

Leave a 10 inch 'tail' and then begin wrapping the ribbon, or fabric, over and over and work with an overlap of half your ribbon/fabric width. 

You will need the front tail to create a lovely bow when you tie it to the end tail as the final flourish to your bangle.

When you arrive back at your start point, tie a bow with both ends, trim your ribbon tails and pop it on your arm! You now have a ribbon bangle to wear with pride. After all, you made it!

Lella Loves... Ribbon Bangles

If you wish to purchase one of my ribbon bangle kits, they are £4.75 each including postage to any UK address. Please choose your ribbon from the selection on the drop-down menus when you order. 

NB: There is a Buy Now for organza and a separate checkout for satin.

Ribbon Bangle

Ribbon Bangle

Do let me know what you think of the projects by leaving a comment. 

Many thanks for reading.

Lella xx

1 comment:

  1. luvd ur idea..jus tried dis out 2day n it workd out gr8!thks a million 4 sharin it!:)


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