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April 27th, 2012 by Heather Marie

Enchanted Bangle

This week I decided to try out the popsicle bracelet project I’ve seen on several blogs. My initial result did not go as planned, as I discovered that the sticks began to stretch once covered with Mod Podge and newspaper. Using some modification I crafted a one-of-a-kind bangle using Mod Podge, newspaper, sticks, tissue paper and rub-on transfers.

Here’s my results:

I soaked popsicle sticks in water for 2 days until I could easily bend the sticks into a glass. Expect breakage so use more sticks than necessary. I let the curved sticks dry for a day and paper mached newspaper and Mod Podge, covering the surfaces. After the Mod Podge dried, I used clips and made a circle. Using more newspaper remove a clip and paper mache the ends together until sealed (repeat on the other side). Dry and paper mache tissue paper onto the surface. Dry again and apply rub-on transfers and add gems (if you wish). Using a paint brush layer a final coat of Mod Podge over the transfers, and gems to seal them in. Allow one evening to dry and wear it to work the next day to show off :)

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Comments

7 Responses to “Enchanted Bangle”
  1. Tiffany James says

    Ok! I will! :-D

  2. Heather Marie says

    Yay! If you do send me a pic of your bracelet!!

  3. Tiffany James says

    This is soooo cute Heather! I want to try it!!! :-D

  4. Heather Marie says

    Enjoy!

  5. Kathryn B. says

    I can’t wait to try this. It’s neat looking

  6. Heather Marie says

    Thanks! I didn’t want to waste the sticks since they didn’t fit my wrist.

  7. THIS IS BRILLIANT! I’ve been wondering what to do with the extra sticks that don’t fit!

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