Rainbow Ribbon Bracelets

Inspired by the yarn bangles my daughter and I made a rainbow ribbon bracelet.  We used ¼" polyester ribbon-- 6 pieces about 7½" long each-- and hot glue (low temp glue gun) to secure each end of the ribbons to the plastic bangle.  Fun for St. Patrick's Day and spring!!

Add pink to the rainbow-- 7 pieces about 6½" long each-- for extra color and girlishness!

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Beautiful Yarn Bangles

beautiful yarn bangles

Parents.com has a yarn bracelet craft that my daughter and I have been doing a lot lately.  We found an abundance of plastic heart bangles at Dollar Tree, Target and Walmart before Valentine's Day.   We've gone a little crazy since the yarn we like has a big selection of color combinations! 

Cut an 8' ½" to 9' piece of yarn.   
Length needed depends on weight of yarn (we use Peaches & Creme and Sugar'n Cream which are a medium 4) and size of bangle.  It's better to have too much than too little. 

Tie yarn around the bangle and cover the loose end by wrapping the yarn around it.

Do three or four wraps at a time-- tight and close together-- and then unwrap the hanging yarn from twisting around the bangle or you'll end up with a mess.

When it's all wrapped, cut excess yarn and secure end with a little super glue (do this near top, not inside, of bracelet or it will scratch when worn)A little hot glue works too but I prefer super glue.

 These beautiful bangles would be perfect as a party favor or a party craft.

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