bavarian bangles

a fast-n-fun variation of good ol’ tape roll bracelets, with an alpine twist! a great way to use up leftover scraps of cute woven trim and whip up some oktoberfest-y accessories.

you will need:
empty tape rolls
woven trim
felt
baby ric rac (optional)
glue gun
scissors
tape
needle & thread

the tape rolls were a little too big for my wrist, so i cut out about a 1 inch section and taped it closed.

it will be slightly out of round, gently press back into a circle.

choose trim that is just a tiny bit wider than the tape roll. measure the circumference and cut a piece of trim about a 1/2 inch longer. lay the trim on top of felt and cut to size.

glue the trim onto the outside of tape roll, overlapping ends and folding raw edge under. glue felt inside of roll, overlapping ends (you may need to trim a little off the end)

whip stitch the sides together.

i added some baby ric rac to the edge as i stitched, you know how much i love ric rac!

 

wear them with that adorable alpine sweater you made!

9 Responses to “bavarian bangles”

  1. Liz Says:

    This is so cute! Thanks

  2. HEATHERJOY Says:

    PERFECT FOR FALL PUMPKIN PATCH OUTINGS! WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU FIND WOVEN TRIMS IN SUCH WIDE WIDTHS? I ONLY FIND SMALL RIBBON WITH LITTLE HEARTS WOVEN-BORING! YOU ARE SUCH A CRAFTY CHICKEN! LOVE IT-THANKS! HEATHERJOY

  3. hannah Says:

    thanks liz!
    heather joy, you can find wide trim on etsy, search for ‘woven trim’ or ‘embroidered trim’ in supplies or vintage… ooh this one’s cute! http://www.etsy.com/listing/29992021/austrian-woven-trim-2-yards
    you could also glue several rows of narrower trim on the wide tape roll.

  4. Christine Says:

    I love these! They are so adorable. I am totally drooling over the trims you used for the ones in the photos :)

    xoxo
    C

  5. hannah Says:

    thanks christine! i’ll bet you’ve got some good stuff in your trim stash too!

  6. Meg Says:

    I’m loving your blog & crafts! These bracelets are so so cute!! Xo
    megthecoolgirl.blogspot.com

  7. Brian Says:

    Ooh, I’d love to do something similar and make mismatched napkin rings – love it!!!

  8. hannah Says:

    that would be awesome brian! if you make them i’d love to see a picture!

  9. debbie shaw Says:

    this is so cute!

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