How cute is that bracelet? This one was made by a FIVE year old!
These are actually pretty easy to make and super fun. Not too mention, most items you probably already have on hand so they are FREE!
- Scrap paper – wrapping paper, craft paper, wall paper, magazine… any paper with color.
- Glue Stick
- Sponge (or something else to stick the skewer in)
- Accent Beads (optional)
- Stretch Cord
Step 1: To begin, you will need to cut your paper into isosceles triangles. The size could be 15 x 2 cm, but also you can use different sizes to make various size and shape beads. Play with the size and have fun!
Step 2: Roll the paper triangle around the bamboo stick, starting at the thickest end of the strip. You can also use a toothpick, but I think a skewer is easier.
Step 3: Put a dab of glue on the paper just before you reach the end. Roll the last bit and press down on it for a few seconds to let the glue dry.
Step 4: Stick the skewer into the sponge and put the paper beads on the skewer. Apply at least two coats of varnish with a paint brush. Let the beads completely dry.
Step 5: Measure your wrist and cut the cord, leaving enough room for a knot. String the beads on the cord and tie the two ends into a knot. You can put a dab of glue on the knot and tuck it into a bead to hide it. You can also add a bracelet clasp.
There is no end to combinations and different variations you can do with this technique so have fun!