These ribbon wrapped bracelets look like they came from a boutique, but they are so easy to make!
Here’s a video we made showing how to make the Ribbon Wrapped Bracelets. Follow along, then use the step-by-step instructions below to make your own.
How To Make Ribbon Wrapped Bracelets
30 thin metal bracelets
25 to 30 gold-tone charms
6 bicone crystals (4mm) to match bracelet colors for 8 of the bracelets
1/4″ to 3/8″ wide satin and organdy ribbon in bright rainbow colors (30″ for each bracelet)
1/4″ to 3/8″ wide metallic gold ribbon (30″ for each bracelet)
26-gauge brass wire
Beacon Fabri-Tac glue
1. Cut a 30″ length of ribbon. Glue one end of the ribbon to a bracelet. Wrap the ribbon tightly around the bracelet overlapping the previous wrap slightly. When the whole bracelet is wrapped, glue the end down.
2. To add a charm, cut a 30″ length of wire. Leaving a 1″ tail, wrap the wire around the ribbon-wrapped bracelet about 30 times all the way around, twist the ends of the wire together two times, slide a charm onto the wire, twist that end back, and wrap around the other wire. Trim the wire. Press the ends down with pliers.
3. To add bicones, cut a 30″ length of wire. Leaving a 1″ tail, wrap the wire around the ribbon-wrapped bracelet about 5 times, slide on a bicone that matches the ribbon, wrap the wire 5 more times, add another bicone, and repeat until the bracelet has 6 bicones and is wrapped with wire. Twist the ends of the wire together two times, slide a charm onto the wire, twist that end back, and wrap around the other wire. Trim the wire. Press the ends down with pliers.
Bangle Wrangle: To round up 30 inexpensive bracelets, skip the bead store and head for Claire’s or the teen jewelry section at Walmart. We got ours in sets of 10 for just a few dollars a set!