Yesterday my friend Jennie and I broke out the glue guns, some old plastic bracelets, and an enormous pile of yarn and got to work! First, I made a ribbon-wrapped version because I wanted to use up a particularly cute piece of Kate Spade ribbon I'd been holding onto.
With ribbon, you have to wrap it around just right so you don't get wrinkles, but it goes way quicker than the yarn! Add a drop of glue to the back to start, then you're ok just adding a drop every two or three times around.
Next up was the yarn-wrapped bracelet. I decided to do some red, white, and blue, and added a few sailor buttons Jennie had on hand to lessen the Fourth-of-July vibe.
The inside is less-than-perfect, but the outside turned out pretty good! Don't worry about getting thin yarn - the standard stuff works fine, once you stretch it over the bracelet it looks much thinner anyway.
It's a good craft to do with a friend so you have someone to chat with while you wind and wind and wind all that yarn! I want to track down a few more plastic bracelets and do some other colors too. I'm thinking an armful of colorful yarn bangles would look good!
Maybe I need to do a few more ribbon-bracelets too? Loving these from Pinterest.