Soooo, after my Part I post of crafting yarn bracelets, I sort of felt bad (inherent guilt, I know). Why you ask? Because well, I know not everyone has 5,000 empty tape rolls. So, this morning I stole one of Mister Lovee's cereal boxes, and tested an idea...
You might know that I love crafting with cereal box cardboard. It's easy to cut, accessible & perfect for crafting with.
As I was cutting up a box, I was marveling at how many bracelets you could really get out of one box. Depending on your size, you could probably have about 10. Isn't that fantastic?
Cut out cereal box strips to your desired width. Then, trim to fit whatever size wrist you would like, and wind some strong tape (I prefer packing tape, but masking will work too) around your seam. (overlap your seam a little bit)
I suggest using the inside matte cardboard side of your box, as your outside bracelet, rather than the glossy printed on side.
I suspected that if you started with a base of yarn wound around the cardboard, you would have a fairly sturdy bracelet to work with. It worked!
Of course, it isn't as firm as the tape rolls. But, in some curious way, I have to admit, I like the cereal boxes better, because they have this feel when you are done, of being mostly textile. Which I love.
Easy as pie.
And now, you don't have to scour the earth for empty tape rolls ;)
I have made two with this new base method so far...
Yes, I am addicted.
You knew I would spiral, didn't you?
I decided to use up some scraps of ribbon and fabric that I had this time around...
Mister Lovee is crazy about these.
He can't believe that I am going to give these two away...
You might get to own one...
Aren't these fun?
No glue, no mess.
Use up all your craft scraps, and...
You get something extra pretty and fun, and original too!
As for these two, leave me a howdy in the comment section, and I will choose two names in a couple of days, to gift these to. First name drawn will choose whichever one they want...
A little Friday fun. I will pick two names in a couple of days.
Also, do share if you make one. I can't wait to see. If you'd like, I'll share your creation here.
ps: Loving Charlotte Martin's recent album...
pss: I have had Bizarre Love Triangle in my head all summer. Teenage memories (thank goodness that the remaining members of Joy Division created New Order, as their songs were a huge part of my teens). In fact, Charlotte Martin does a beautiful cover of "Bizarre Love Triangle" that I listen to all the time. I picked it up on iTunes.