DIY bangles

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I made a bangle!



Can you guess what I used to make my bangle? Well, the base of it is made from this:

Yep, a plastic bottle. This is not the actual plastic bottle I used, because I forgot to take a 'before' photo before I cut it up into sections..

And cut to shape...

Thrifted material from the op-shop..

Cut and machine stitched, with some leftover lace in-between the layers..

Turned inside out (the stitching and shearing on the inside) leaving a gap to thread the plastic bottle base through, and blanket stitched by hand once inside..


An easy, cost effective, recycled bangle, made in less than 15 minutes!





Shared with Apron Thrift Girl's Make Share

21 comments:

nicole said...

gosh i LOVE this!
mayyyyy have to make some of my own, if you don't mind me borrowing the idea?
xox

Erica Louise said...

Thank you! In fact, I came up with the idea after seeing other plastic bottle bracelets I'd seen online, so go right ahead, I'd love to see your end result xox

Chrissy Foreman C said...

Freaking awesome!
Great invention :)

The Elegant Bohemian said...

Brilliant! People's creativity amazes me! ~Serene

Van said...

Hi :) I'm a fellow blogger from the thrift collective. I love making bottle bangles, yours is so smartly done!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

You are a star...

xo Steph

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I love this idea, especially because it creates a use from something I'd only throw in the recycle bin. I'd love for you to link up to my Make Share post that I'm writing tomorrow. It should be live some time tomorrow.

Erica Louise said...

Cool apron girl, I'll link it tomorrow, thanks for all your nice comments ladies, makes me smile x

A Luz said...

Clever clever girl!!!!! Love the idea..

Robin said...

So cute. I love the fabric. Thank you so much for including my button and for linking to my linky party!

Zombiemommy said...

just don't grill when wearing it...:)

Erica Louise said...

zombiemommy - yes, good point!

Nena Nadine said...

Love it. Another thing to add to my to do list :P

LP said...

Oh my goodness!!! How clever! I love it. It makes me want to go make one RIGHT NOW :) That's what I love about recycled/upcycled creations; the possibilities are endless!

Alyssa said...

Came over from Selena's Make Share. I love the idea. We try not to use bottled water very often, but with the amount of car travel over the past few months, we've had more of those plastic bottles around than I care to admit. What a fun solution!

Erica Louise said...

so many nice comments, thank you so much! I want to make some more now :)

"Miss" Paige said...

Oh, that is a cool idea! It keeps its shape better than a toilet paper roll. :) Thanks for visiting my blog!! :)

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MrsWardy88 said...

I'm actually going to do this post. I found a DIY for bottle cuffs a while ago on another site, and it put it in my repertoire. I'm so happy I found your technique though. I will be giving you major kudos in my next post! Grazi chickadee :)

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