If there’s one thing I really love making for myself, it’s definitely jewelry. There’s just something about homemade accessories that makes me feel very accomplished indeed, especially when I get to wear them and show them off! I’m always on the lookout for new techniques, looks, and materials that I haven’t tried in the world of accessory making and I’d come across the idea of making popsicle or crafting stick bracelets before, but I couldn’t find a tutorial that laid the process out quite as clearly as I’d hope… so I decided to put one together myself!
Here are the full steps I took to make myself a number of bangle style bracelets from popsicle sticks. Just in case you’re more of a visual learner, you’ll also find a full video tutorial at the end of this post!
For this project, you’ll need:
- Popsicle sticks
- Washi tape
Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil. Carefully submerge the popsicle sticks in the water and leave them to boil for 30 minutes.
Turn the heat off on your pot and use tongs or another utensil to carefully remove your popsicle sticks from the water. Let them cool until they’re safe to touch. You’ll notice that they’re quite soft and malleable from being boiled. Carefully bend your stick into a rounded, arched shape and slide it into the top of your glass. Gently mould it to the rounded shape of the glass with your thumbs and push it downward so you can fit another popsicle stick in if you’ve opted to make more than one like I did.