Friday, November 8, 2013

Glitter Bangles

I've already got my Christmas sweater picked out and ready to go (I got it at an end of season sale last year).  It's red, it's's perfect for Christmas.  Only one more thing could make it even better....more GLITTER!

Glitter Bangles, DIY Glitter Bracelet, How to make bracelets with glitter, Christmas jewellery

This project is a little messy, but it's worth it~

Here's what you need to make your own Glitter Bangles.

-old set of bangles from the thrift store (I picked mine up at a garage sale for next to nothing)
-Mod podge
-paint brush
-piece of scrap paper

1) Pour a generously thick line of glitter onto your paper.

2) Paint Mod Podge onto your bangle, leaving about an inch or so bare so that you can hold it and set it down to dry.  You can go back later and touch up this spot.

Sorry for the fuzzy pic.
3) Gently roll your bangle into your glitter.

4) If any glue and glitter squashed over the edges just wipe it off to create a nice clean edge and then let bangles sit for a few hours to dry.

I use this piece of styrofoam as a drying rack
but an even better solution would be to hang them.

5) If you had to leave a spot bare make sure you go back and add glue and glitter before you move onto the next step.

6) Once everything is fully covered and dry just go back over top of everything with another layer of Mod Podge to seal it all in.  If you miss this step, I guarantee you will be leaving a trail of glitter behind you everywhere you go.

7) Leave your bangles to dry overnight and voila!  The Mod Podge will dry clear and you will have some lovely (and glittery) new jewellery for the holidays~

Glitter Bangles, DIY Glitter Bracelet, How to make bracelets with glitter, Christmas jewellery

Do you usually have a special Christmas outfit or does your family stay casual for the festivities?  Leave a comment below~


Donna Wilkes said...

We show up at my aunt's house in ugly Christmas sweaters. It's crazy fun. No wonder I hate glitter projects - I did not know to SEAL them. DUH! Love the bangles.

Mitzi said...

I have all the materials for this project right here on my desk, believe it or not! I hope to try this cute!!!

Sum of their Stories said...

Lovely idea. I have a few old bangles that are a bit sad and I've been wondering the best way of updating them. Does it take a long time to dry? Do you have to put the mod podge on really thick to seal them?
Any glitter projects I've tried in the past have always left me with glitter all over my face for some reason!

Etcetorize said...

Mod Podge dries relatively quickly but I still let the last coat dry overnight to be on the safe side. Mod Podge is made to act as a sealer so you don't need to use a super thick layer. Just make sure to get all of the areas and you shouldn't have any problems with stray glitter.

Adorned From Above said...

These came out so cute. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link party.
Debi and Charly at Adorned From Above


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