Krafty Kath and I have teamed up once again for a fun and easy craft project. This time, she joins me in creating colorful, lightweight bracelets inspired by carefree summer days.
While I was in Paris, one of my favorite experiences was visiting the store, La Droguerie. It is by far one of the best craft stores I’ve ever encountered. Walls were lined with beautiful and unique ribbons, beads, buttons and more. I was simultaneously thrilled and overwhelmed by the endless possibilities. Fortunately, they had several wonderful sample projects including these bracelets (and a few others I will share soon).
DIY raffia bracelet
It only takes about 5 minutes to make a bracelet but allow yourself 24 hours for the epoxy to full dry.
While the exact materials used in this project are not easily found stateside, we did find some worthy equivalents, which we’ve listed below.
- Raffia ribbon*
- 10mm end clasps (Etsy)
- Epoxy (slow drying time is best)
Cut the ribbon to your preferred length. We cut ours to 7.25 inches for a slightly snug fit.
Pour a drop of epoxy into an end clasp.
Pinch and insert one end of the ribbon into the end clasp. Hold for a few seconds and repeat steps 2 and 3 for the other end. Place in a safe place to dry for 24 hours.
Rah Rah Raffia! You now have a fun and playful accessory just in time for summer!