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Tutorial: paper flower bracelet

This is such a beautiful Summer down here in the South Hemisphere that inspired me to make something colorful for the ‘girls in their Summer dresses’!!

I love love love Summer, I feel free and full of energy everyday, I think it is the outdoor kind of life that brings the Summer into us through all five senses.
Colors are the best way of expressing Summer so I made these paper flower bracelets for the neighbourhood girls whose laughter light up the air every morning.

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Materials:  ♥patterned paper   ♥ribbon   ♥all purpose adhesive   ♥cutter   ♥brads  ♥circle cutter (or the shape of your choice)   ♥white cardboard   ♥distress ink

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♥ Cut the paper into the shape of your choice and put the brads in the center, don’t ‘close’ the brad yet

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♥Cut the ribbon to make the bracelets, measure on your own wrist to know the length and leave enough room to tye a bow to wear it when done

♥ Take one of the ribbons and fold it in half, make a small cut and put the first flower in fastened with the bracelet so you make sure they will be centered when finished, then put two more flowers one on each side

♥Close brads

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♥Cut the same shape on your white cardboard and glue it to the back of each flower, this prevents girls from scratching their wrist with the brads

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♥I used clothepins to hold both parts together while the glue dries

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♥If there is any mark from the glue on the white cardboard you can remove it easily with a white erasure when it is dry

♥Apply the color of your choice of distress ink to the flowers for a nice finish

♥ I used a clear acrilic coat to protect the paper and give it a shiny look

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Done and ready to wear!

I hope you like this idea and make it into a project to do with your kids,

Marci

😀

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This entry was published on January 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm. It’s filed under Gifts, Holidays and Special Dates, Scrapbooking Tools and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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