Upcycled bangles


On the theme of upcycling and what to do with items instead of putting them in the recycling bin. I decided this evening was the day for making two bangle type bracelets out of a water bottle. I took the strip with three grooved straight sections from behind the label on a empty bottle and cut them down into a single strip and a double strip.

On the double piece of plastic I attached a piece of leftover trim that I used to make a skirt long enough to where for work (no mini skirts allowed!). I still need to put a press stud on the ends to fasten, but I couldn't wait to take a picture. I started to put the press stud on the wrong way round, so decided to abandon for the night and finish tomorrow. I think I may also add a few beads to trim.

On the single piece of plastic I covered with organza ribbon that I had attached a 3 flower piece of ribbon that I had sewed on three buttons. I stuck the flower trim to the organza ribbon with double sided tabe and then sewed on the buttons and then attached the whole thing to the plastic with double sided tape. Don't know how long it will last but it was a great was to use some odds and ends up. I will also finish off with a press stud tomorrow.

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