DIY Mod Podge Wood Bracelets

I’ve had Mod Podge on my mind, what with it being last week’s theme over at the challenge at One Artsy Mama. (Speaking of which, voting for the fabric round starts today! If you have a minute, go check it out and vote for your favorites!) Anyway, I tried my hand at another Mod Podge project: Wood Bracelets, decorated with creative papers. You can take a wooden bangle and make it into… anything you can imagine!

As you can see… I had some trouble deciding what to put on mine, so I ended up making a few. ;)  I ended up using a map of my first vacation my husband and I took together, some text from Robert Frost’s “The Road Less Traveled”, and some butterfly scrapbook paper that I just adore.

Raya immediately claimed the butterfly one:

Yes, I am teaching her to accessorize early.

This was a really simple and quick project – less than an hour for all three bracelets.  In fact the hardest part was finding wood bracelets!  I finally ordered from Banglewood Crafts on Etsy.  I’d really recommend them, she shipped super fast and the bracelets are awesome.

What you’ll need:

  • Flat wooden bracelets
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Graphic or paper of your choice – you may want to use a paper trimmer to cut it evenly
  • Paintbrush

First, trim up your paper to the width of your bracelet.  Then, paint the inside and the edges of your bracelet.    I painted the edges of the outside too, because my paper was ever-so-slightly smaller than the width of the bracelet because I wanted the inside color to really show.

Now, apply some Mod Podge to the backside of your paper, and carefully apply it to your bracelet.  Once you have it nice and smooth and straight, cover it with a coat of Mod Podge.  Let it dry.

When it’s dry, coat the inside and the edges with Mod Podge too.  If you look above, there’s a little smudge on the left edge of that bracelet.  If you get any of those, smooth it out before it dries.  (I did, I just didn’t notice yet when taking the photo.) :)

…Are you looking for more?  That’s it!  Just let your bracelet dry!  I love them, I can’t decide my favorite!

Which one do you like best?

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~ Adrianne

Comments

  1. Pamela says:

    These are really cute.

  2. And it has made all the difference. Love them all,…..I think the poem is my favourite. Super easy and Raya looks adorable.

  3. Melanie says:

    Cute! My little one would have claimed the butterfly one, too!

  4. allisamazing says:

    These are so cute and such a great craft idea!

  5. Jillian Nicole says:

    I love love love love this. I can definitely do this and I like the map idea. My daughter is going to love doing this! Thanks for the idea.

  6. Shannon says:

    These are SO cute–and the picture of your daughter “accessorizing” is adorable!! I am nominating you for the Sunshine Award–here are the details…http://sewsweetcottage.blogspot.com/2012/06/sunshine-blog-award.html

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

  7. MysticMandy says:

    What a great idea! I love this :)
    http://mysticmandy.blogspot.com/

  8. Kadie says:

    Love these! I think the poem and map are my favorites. I can never pick just one!! Raya is to cute with hers on!!

  9. shopannies says:

    love your bracelet so easy to decorate whatever your personality

  10. Onellyantie Chuah says:

    Love the map bracelet. I wonder if I can do it with a PVC pipe, but, great idea!

  11. What a creative idea!!! They are so cute! Thanks so much for sharing this too at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

  12. Carri says:

    Cute cute cute…my granddaughter would love these a ton!!!!
    Thanks for sharing..

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

  13. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    I couldn't pick a best one – love em all!! What a great idea to use the map from your 1st vacation.
    Raya's got great taste ;)
    <3 Christina
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com
    Wildly Original Round Up party is open!

  14. Shasta says:

    Thanks for linking the bracelets and the quilt up with us at the All Star Block Party. I'm so in love with the map bracelet. I can't wait to show it to my sister (she's map obsessed like me). I'm pinning this too :)

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad

  15. Pocketful Of Dreams says:

    Very cool :) Love the papers you chose.

  16. Full Circle Creations says:

    Love this! What a wonderful idea! Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

  17. Jessi W says:

    Ooh I love the map bracelet! That would be a fun way to use up all those maps you get from vacations or something. Thanks for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!

  18. joy personified says:

    Oh my goodness these are too cute! I favorited this a few days ago on craftgawker and thought they looked cute, and now that I get on on my computer and have a closer look, I see where the map is–MY HOME! So cool! These are seriously adorable and now I'm even more in love with them :D

  19. sou_eu_a_joana says:

    I just love the map bracelet :)

  20. Caren says:

    Love this idea! So unique!

  21. Deryl Jenkins says:

    I love what you did eith this size bracelet :) I want to try a more narrow size.

  22. Carebear50 says:

    Where did you buy the super cute butterfly paper? I think my niece would love a bracelet like that!

  23. I shop at Hobby Lobby and Michael's for stuff like that – so it could have been either. I'm sorry, I really don't remember but it had to be one of the two. ;)

  24. Carebear50 says:

    I'm perfectly fine visiting both!

  25. Rhonda says:

    you can also get wood popsicle craft sticks. Boil them for about 30 min, let sit in hot water for 30 min, then you can bend them to fit inside of a drinking glass. When they dry completely overnight you will have a wood bracelet to decorate.

    Keep in mind that you might want to use a glass a little bit smaller than the bracelet you want. The liquid in the paint will cause it to swell slightly until it dries.

  26. They look great. Takes me back to a time before video games when we actually made things!

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