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10.13.2013

Inspired: DIY Bangles with African Print

 I have followed the blog, Natural Belle, for a couple of years, and although Gina (Editor-in-Chief) talked mainly about natural black hair care in the beginning of the blog, she has ventured into health, beauty, and fashion on her blog.  A few weeks ago, I was reading the blog, and I came across a great blog post for DIY bracelets! As you all know, I am a sucker for a good African wax fabric, so after reading this post, I decided to try my hand at making my own African Wax Print bangles.

I got the fabric from my local fabric store, G Street Fabrics.  They are a little pricey, but they always have exactly what I am looking for.
I have had these bangles for years, and I NEVER wear them.  In an effort to use what I already have, this DIY came right on time!
The fabric was cut into 3 inch strips.


Glue one end of the "hemmed" fabric to the inside of the bangle.  Begin wrapping the fabric around the bangle, pulling the fabric as taut as possible while wrapping.
When I ran out of fabric for this bangle, I just glued it down and started with new fabric, of course doing all of this on the inside of the bangle.
I have had this glue gun for years. Check your local sewing store, or Walmart for a Glue Gun


The finished product!
For detailed instructions, please visit The Natural Belle, and have a great time upcycling those bracelets you have no idea what to do with

3 comments:

  1. This is so innovative: will def try it out :)

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  2. i need you to make me some please...thanks

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  3. tried this and it was nice.

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