I can see all kinds of possibilities for future projects! Here's how it went:
- Two paper or plastic plates - I used a small plate for squirting my Mod Podge onto and a large plate for holding my paper and bracelet and to work from.
- Mod Podge or your favorite decoupage medium.
- Small paint brush.
- Scissors and paper cut into small shapes and sizes - I mixed and matched several patterns with similar colors and I cut them in varying sizes and shapes.
- Plain wooden bangle bracelet - I bought several in 1 inch wide and in 1 1/2 inch wide, but they come in numerous widths. For this tutorial, I am using the 1 1/2 inch wide size. Most also come in Small, Medium, and Large sizes for varying wrist sizes - I used the Medium which has an internal diameter of 2 5/8 inches. I got these from Stuff4crafts.com - but there are many sites and craft stores that offer these.
- Newspaper - optional (I used this to protect the table I was working on - if you are exceptionally neat, you might not need this.)
- Damp towel or washcloth - not pictured but I found this helpful for wiping the Mod Podge off my fingers periodically as I was working.
1. Use your paint brush to paint a small section of the bracelet with Mod Podge. Then place the first piece of paper onto the Mod Podged area. Now paint the surface of the paper with the Mod Podge and use your fingers to smear and mold the paper to the surface of the bracelet.
2. Keep going until the exterior surface is completely covered. As my fingers got sticky with the Mod Podge, I found it helpful to use my dampened towel to wipe them off. Here is what the bracelets looked like after I finished the exterior. But I wanted to also finish the interior surface as well.
3. So I used the same technique as above to finish the interior surface of the bracelet. Here are the finished bracelets.
I also sprayed the finished bracelets with Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer - not sure if this is absolutely necessary, but I did it because I felt like this would add an additional layer of protection.
Here is a close-up of the pink bracelet sitting atop a plain unfinished bracelet.
And here is a close-up of the brightly colored one.
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