Hi! I'm sharing a fun tutorial for the Clearsnap March Color Challenge today. I up-cycled some plain plastic bangle bracelets my girls received in a Happy Meal into a fun and color Spring accessory that they are now proud to wear. I selected several colors of Izink that matched the March Inspiration Board for this project.
The beautiful pinks, oranges and yellows have me thinking Spring! I paired those bright colors with gold for a pop of sparkle. There are over 25 colors of Izink so personalizing this project to a different color preference is not a problem! Try mixing Izinks to create one-of-a-kind shades.
Supplies: Izink, Izink Spray Bottle, Bangle Bracelets, Cotton, Rubber Bands
Step One: Tear cotton into strips. I used a 1-inch by 36-inch strip of cotton for the wide bangle and 1/2-inch by 36-inch strips of cotton for the thin bangles. Note: Tearing the cotton yields a fun frayed edge that gives the finished bangle more texture. The bangles I used for this project are about 2.5 inches in diameter. A larger bangle will require more fabric.
Step Two: Spritz the cotton strips with water and roll into small bundles. Secure the cotton bundles with rubber bands. Note: Spritzing the cotton with water will help pull the Izink into the fabric.
Step Three: Dip the fabric bundles into Izink. Apply Izink directly onto the bundles from the dropper for a more concentrated burst of color. Note: I thinned the Izink with water to help the fabric absorb the color. Izink colors: Tulip, Mango, Mimosa, Orchid, Safran, Gold
Step Four: Spritz the dyed bundles once more with water and set aside to dry.
Step Five: Unwrap the dry bundles and iron out the wrinkles.
Step Six: Place the center of a fabric strip on a bangle and wrap both ends of the fabric around the bangle until the bracelet is covered.
Step Seven: Tie the fabric in a knot to finish. Trim away any excess fabric. Repeat the wrapping process for the remaining bangles.
Try personalizing this project further by stamping a design onto the fabric with Colorbox Crafter's Ink, Colorbox Blends or Smooch Glitz before wrapping the bangles. Thanks for stopping by today!
Izink: Gold, Mango, Mimosa, Orchid, Safran, Tulip
Izink Spray Bottle
Other Supplies: Bangle Bracelets, Cotton, Rubber Bands