Washi Tape Wooden Bracelets~ Michelle

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It’s hot outside here at Michelle Lea Designs and time for a few indoor fun crafts to make with the little girly girl in my house. Two things that my daughter loves… washi tape and jewelry! This cute little craft is so easy to make and adorable.
Today I’m sharing Wooden Washi Tape Bracelets!!!  The easiest craft EVER!
Sooo… what do you need for this awesome and frugal craft?
1. Wooden craft sticks, a.k.a thick popsicle sticks/tongue depressors. You can find these at the craft store or Wal-Mart
2. Your stove, a saucepan, and water
3. Mason Jars or any glass jar to cool and form your bracelet
4. Tape or any embellishments to decorate your bracelet (yarn, stickers, duct tape… so many possibilities)
The How To:
1. Fill a saucepan with water, about half way full. Bring water to a rolling boil.
2. Place your wooden sticks in the boiling water. You will probably break a few sticks, so make sure you have extras in there.
3. Boil for 45 minutes to an hour
4. Assemble your Mason Jars and glasses on your counter.
5.Start pulling out sticks one by one and shaping them into a curved bracelet. Do this slowly. I started at one end and slowly curved the stick until I could place it into the jar. Try to start bending as quickly as you can once they are out of the water. They are very hot, so be careful.
Note: I put my mason jars in the oven on about 300 degrees for maybe 10 minutes to help them dry quicker. Make sure that your drying containers are oven safe, if you are going this route. I will say that overnight is the best method. The bracelets were much better the day after.
6. Once you have all of your bracelets in the jars… set them to the side to dry. You should let them dry and cure overnight.
7. Once dry (you won’t have to pull hard to get them out of the jar if they are fully dry and cured) take the bracelets out of the jar and you will end up with little beauties like this:
8. At this point, you are ready to decorate. You could even stain the bracelets for added depth. For my Washi tape versions, I just tore off the tape and wrapped it around the edges of the bracelet.  For some I angled the tape and others I left it straight… the design possibilities are endless.
So simple for any age child to make and you could use any kind of tape, marker or bling to decorate.
the back… washi tape is so forgiving if you mess up your layout and lays so nicely on the backside of the bracelet. you could cover the back with something if you wanted a completely finished look.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the long summer days and stop by to say hello at Michelle Lea Designs soon!

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  1. avatar
    June 16, 2014

    I love this project. While it might be a bit tricky shaping the sticks, they can be done in advance for very little money. I think it would be a great craft for a girl scout troop. And the best part is the decorating with wonderful washi tape isn’t messy:)

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    Julie says:
    June 21, 2014

    I tried a similar thing about 2 years ago and couldn’t stop my sticks from breaking – but I just soaked them not boiled them. I have wanted to give it a do over ever since. (I hate to be beaten by a crafting fail!) I am trying this again with your helpful suggestions – thank you so much!
    Loving the washi tape btw – what a great addition.

  3. avatar
    June 23, 2014

    This looks like a really fun project for kiddos. Pinned!

  4. avatar
    June 25, 2014

    Who would actually think those bracelets are made of sticks? Brilliant idea :)

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    June 25, 2014

    This is a terrific project for tweens, teens and adults! You did an amazing job with the tutorial too. I am pinning and featuring on my fb page. Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

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    June 26, 2014

    My 9-year-old granddaughter and her friends will have a great time making these this summer. It’s a wonderful way to use up the “almost-gone” Washi tape that I hated to throw away. Thanks so much for this fantastic and fun idea!

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    Megin says:
    June 26, 2014

    I love this project! The wood and washi are awesome together.
    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I’m featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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    June 26, 2014

    Such a great idea, my girls are going to add this to our summer bucket list! Thanks for linking up and sharing at The Creative Collection!

  9. avatar
    June 28, 2014

    So smart to put them in the jars! They turned out really cute and I’m glad you shared them at Do Tell Tuesday!

  10. avatar
    June 28, 2014

    Such a genius idea! Love how they’re made from Popsicle sticks! Thanks for linkin up to Sunday FUNday!

  11. avatar
    June 28, 2014

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Pinned and now following you on all your social media. Brilliant! Found you from niftythriftythings feature and had to check this out. Will definitely give this a try.

    xo, Jenise

  12. avatar
    June 29, 2014

    Oh I can’t wait to try this! I actually have all this stuff!!!! (I know…that shouldn’t be so surprising – it’s all pretty common stuff). :-)

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    Mikaila says:
    June 30, 2014

    These are so cute and would be a great activity for a group!

  14. avatar
    July 1, 2014

    Thank you all so much for the awesome comments. They are super easy and I hope everyone has fun desiging their bracelets.

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    Stacy says:
    July 1, 2014

    Well this is cute as can be. I saw the post on Do Tell Tuesday but thought I was going to have to order the bracelets somewhere. Boy am I glad I clicked over… and Pinned ;-)


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    Bernadette says:
    July 1, 2014

    I found you at the Sew Can Do link party. What a fun idea! I’ve pinned it and am going to make it with my girls. Where did you get the super cute washi tape?

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    Carol says:
    July 3, 2014

    Love this idea! Never would have thought to shape the bracelets like this. Featuring this when my link party opens up tonight!

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