Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Zig-Zag Fabric Bracelets

I've been on a Mod Podge kick lately.  I LOVE IT.  I do apologize if you don't like glitter- I've only got Glitter Mod Podge at the moment, so every tutorial involving Mod Podge is glittery.  Including this one.  So, what do you get when you mix fabric, Mod Podge, and some snaps?  Why, these zig-zag bracelets, of course!

Zig-Zag Bracelets

These are easy!  The hardest part is waiting for the fabric to dry.  Here's what you need to make some:

  • fabric (tee material works best as it doesn't fray)
  • Mod Podge
  • snaps & snap tool
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • paint brush
  • piece of paper- I used 8 1/2" x 11"
Start by folding up your piece of paper accordion-style.  This is to make your pattern.  My paper is folded every inch. The folded paper measures 8 1/2" x 1".

Make a dot at 1/2 inch on each side, and then at 1 inch on the other side, and connect the dots like this:

Cut on those two lines, unfold your paper, and you should have an 11" zig-zag.

Wrap the paper around your wrist and cut where you need to so that there is about a 1" overlap for the snap.

On a scrap piece of cardboard, or something else that you don't mind getting Mod Podge on, take your fabric and coat the right side with Mod Podge.  Your fabric will look somewhat like this:

Now the hard part: waiting for it to dry. 

Fast forward: it's dry!

Flip the fabric over and trace your zig-zag pattern twice for one bracelet, then cut them out.

Now weave them together like this:

Add some snaps (sorry, I didn't take pictures of that part... if you'd like a tutorial on that, let me know!), and it's  a bracelet!  Make a bunch because they're so easy to make!

Zig-Zag Bracelets

Zig-Zag Bracelets

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11 crazy awesome comments:

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Such a cute idea!!
I would love it if you joined my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!

Michelle L. said...

This is so so so pretty! I love the zigs woven together. Fabulous tutorial!!!

Michelle L. said...

Oh, and I love the glitter on these, too! makes it look less like fabric, more like a mysterious substance...

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

this is soooo so cute. what a great idea!

I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Girlish Whims!

Rebekah★All Thingz Related★ said...

That is so cool! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Anything Related!!

Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space said...

Love these! I featured this in my Fun Finds Friday today at Mom's Crafty Space. Feel free to pop on over and grab a "Featured" button if you'd like :)

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
I hope to see you again tomorrow!

Colette said...

Ooh I love these! I wonder if you could dip them in resin and make them super shiny as well as glittery. The modpodge would probably seal and protect the fabric.

Thanks for the fantastic tutorial :)

Sweet Floweret said...

Way cool!
I am starting my own linky party ToDaY! It's the first one. I would love it if you would participate! It's called $10 Tuesdays and it's for things that cost less than $10 and take 20-30 mins (ish) to complete. I love inexpensive and quick projects and I'm guessing others will too ;) Thanks so much for considering.
Tina Watschke

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