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I love to add color with accessories. My family will tell you I’m boring because most of my clothes are black or grey but I love adding color with things like scarves, tanks, and jewelry. I was recently making a project with fun, brightly colored ribbon when I came up with the idea for this Ribbon Bracelet. It’s simple to make, inexpensive, and fashionable!
- Button or buttons
- Small elastic hair tie
- Glue gun and hot glue
- Needle and thread
Begin by wrapping the ribbon around your wrist the desired number of times. To this length add approximately 2″. This will allow for folding over and securing the ribbon.
You can use needle and thread or a sewing machine for the whole project but I used hot glue to make this bracelet even easier. Fold over one end of the ribbon 1/4″ and hot glue, or sew, into place. Fold an additional 1/4″ and secure.
Fold over the opposite end 1/4″ and glue into place. Slip the elastic hair tie onto the ribbon. Fold the ribbon over the hair tie and again secure in place with glue or needle and thread.
I used two buttons for more color and style. I love vintage buttons so I have a huge container I’ve collected and saved over the years. You can also buy great buttons at many craft stores. Because I used two buttons I did glue them together.
To finish the bracelet attach the button to the ribbon at the end opposite the elastic band. The band will slip over the button to fasten the bracelet.
Wrap the bracelet around your wrist and and slip the hair tie over the button.
This Ribbon Bracelet can be made in different colors to match your wardrobe. There are so many beautiful ribbons available at craft stores. It’s become almost an addiction! Little girls and teens will love this kind of bracelet as well!