We love the look of rustic leather mixed with elegant lace, so we made these Boho Chic Bracelets. For these, we got leather bands at the craft store, but we have also made these with old leather belts from Goodwill! (For an upcycled belt version, you’ll need to add a closure.) You can raid your stash for lace and brooches or broken earrings or shop for these goodies at the craft store, too.
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How To Make Boho Chic Bracelets
Leather Wristband (Medium) (1¼” x 8¼”)
Plaid Folk Art Waterbase Stain, Oak #2802
1” wide lace trim
1” to 1½” wide rhinstone brooch (or earring or shank button)
6 to 12 Flatback Swarovski rhinestones, crystal, 3mm to 4mm
E6000 craft glue
1. Dampen the sponge with the Oak stain and rub it into the surface of the wristband using a circular motion. Let dry.
2. Cut a 6” length of lace trim. Center the lace on the wristband and glue with the E6000. (We snapped the wristband closed and centered the lace that way, so the lace is actually a little closer to one end, but it looks centered while you are wearing it.)
3. Snip the shank or pin off the back of the large rhinestone button or brooch. Glue onto center of the wristband with the E6000.
4. Using a toothpick, apply glue to the back of each rhinestone and glue along the edges of the wristband.
Here’s a little video we made showing how we glue small rhinestones onto craft projects.
Here are the Boho Chic Bracelets we made with upcycled materials. We got the leather belts at a thrift store!