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Chunky Bangle Bracelets

Make Your Own Chunky Bracelets

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Decoupage Bracelet Tutorial

Decoupage Bracelet Tutorial

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In Target and Hot Topic, chunky plastic bangles dangle like candy in front of my eyes. They also carry nasty price tags. I avoid draining my wallet by scoping out the latest styles in the store, then crafting my own spin-offs at home.

This tip came from 'Fashion Kitty', a regular at the DIY Fashion Forum. She says to visit the hardware store and pick up a short length of PVC pipe that you can fit your hand and wrist into. Use a fine-toothed hacksaw or even a serrated knife to cut the pipe into thick slices that will be your bracelets.

Use decoupage to layer magazine cut-outs or even patterned wallpaper onto your PVC slices. Remember to apply decoupage before and after each layer until the entire bracelet is covered. When it's dry, you'll have a bangle that is just as good as those selling for $10.00 or more at the department stores.

You can also decoupage over a plain bracelet with this complete photo tutorial: Decoupage a Bracelet

If you liked this idea, try one of these other decoupage projects:

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