cardboard cuff bangles
February 22, 2011 § 10 Comments
Cardboard is one of my favorite things ever invented. Anything made of cardboard has guaranteed character. And what’s fun about cardboard is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously, even with a little spray of metallic copper. Like this pair of cardboard cuff bangles.
Wide cuff bangles are all over the runways, and I thought to whip up a quick and fun little project with what little time I’ve had recently. The unusual angle of the photo combined with my bird-bone arm makes the bangles seem remarkably oversize. But I promise they’re actually reasonably wearable in person, if you’re a cardboard enthusiast like me.
You will need a mailing tube, X-Acto knife, cardboard, scissors, white glue, and spray paint.
1. Cut the mailing tube in any length desired (I cut 1-1/2″ and 2″).
2. Cut cardboard along the grain the same size as your section of mailing tube. Cut cardboard in 1/4″ strips against the grain.
3. Apply glue on mailing tube in small sections and affix the strips of cardboard.
4. Spray paint in desired color. Rose gold is very trendy these days and Krylon’s metallic copper gives a comparable hue.