This craft is so easy some of you will probably be rolling your eyes at me, but I want to show all those "non-crafty" types out there how simple it is to make awesome bangle cuffs with nothing more than a hammer, some snaps, and an old belt.
First, you need an old belt. Preferably one with a pretty design on it, like this:
The belt had two embroidered patches on it that just happened to be the exact length needed for a cuff bracelet, so I used one of my other cuffs for a template and cut out each section:
Now all you need is the $8 "Anorak Snap Setting Tool" from the craft store (like this), some snaps, and a hammer.
First you use the tiny little tube to punch a hole:
And then follow the instructions on the package to set the snap ends:
It worked out for these that the snap ended up right in the middle of the green flower on the end. Nifty, right?
I used a simple white craft glue, but I think you could also a vinyl glue or clear fabric glue:
It's not bad, but John says the Sharpie one looks better, so that's the one I'm going to give away.
But first, a couple more beauty shots:
These two cuff bracelets are virtually identical, so whoever wins my extra one will automatically become my bestie. FAIR WARNING.
[NOTE: The contest has ended, and the winner is....Amanda Mead! Amanda, please e-mail me your mailing address!]
I hope this inspires some of you to go belt-hunting! Now, go comment, and happy quoting!
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