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The 12 Crafts Of Christmas - Day 3

November 3, 2010

On the third day of Christmas my true love brought to me, beautiful fabric covered bangles and fabric barrettes!!!  For our third crafty Christmas DIY project, we have fabric bangles and fabric barrettes that are quick and easy to make.  This is a great project for the holidays because you can give them away as gifts or they can be used to dress up your own wardrobe. 

To complete this project you will need some fabric, a pair of scissors, glue, barrette covers, metal barrette clips, an old bangle and a little creativity!

First select the fabric you want to use to cover your bangle and barrette.  You can select an elegant fabric like silk or taffeta or if you want a funkier look try a batik fabric.   I covered my bangle and barrette in Kaffe Fassett fabric because I like the bold bright color palette.  If you can't decide on a fabric and need some inspiration browse our website to get your creative juices flowing.

Next cut up strips of fabric to cover your bangles and barrettes.  To make sure you have a good fit measure your fabric against the size of your bangle and barrette.

To cover your barrettes put glue on the fabric and place it on the barrette cover, make sure the fabric is pulled tightly so there are no wrinkles in the top of the barrette and tuck the extra fabric underneath the bottom of the barrette.  Once your barrette is completely dry attach the metal hair clip to the back of the barrette with glue and let it dry completely.
For your bangle put glue on your fabric and wrap your fabric tightly around your bangle.  Tuck the extra fabric on the inside of your bangle and use a little glue to make sure it stays secure.  You can cover the inside of your bangle with fabric for a more polished look.  Once your bangle and barrette are completely dry, finish them off with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi Mediums Gloss, to give them a sleek glossy finish!


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Love this idea.

What kind of glue do you suggest?

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