As I mentioned yesterday, I have been inspired as of late (read: the past week) by the gold-themed dinner, which was hosted last night by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores as part of Alt Summit. In need of some gold bling, and always one in need of options, I conjured up today’s DIY—a metallic thread wrapped bracelet as well as a pair of geometric wood bracelets. Ultimately, I went with this bracelet for the dinner and I think it worked out perfectly!
Are you ready to make bling?!
DIY Metallic Thread Bracelet
Approximate time: 1 hour (2 or more if you are binge watching Downton Abbey while you craft.)
Materials and Supplies
- Wood bangle
- DMC Metallic Embroidery Floss (I used 2 ebony black, 1 gold, and 1 white gold)
- Acrylic paint (optional, I used black)
- Foam paint brush (optional)
- Craft or fabric glue
Depending on your color choices, you may want to paint your bangle in a complimentary to minimize any peeks of wood through the floss. If you decide to use paint, be sure to paint the inside, outside and edges. Allow to dry.
I was tempted to show you the play-by-play, but really, all you do is wrap the floss around the bangle (easy peasy).
As you wrap, be sure to hold it taught and always keep the floss close so no bangle shows through.
I used washi tape to initially hold the end of the floss in place. As I added new floss, I used glue on the inside of the bangle to secure the different colored floss sections in place.
When you’ve completely wrapped the bangle, apply glue as needed to secure the floss in place.
It’s a wrap! You just made a DIY Metallic Thread Bracelet.