DIY lace bangles {Guest post by Clemence from Oh The Lovely Things}


Hello, Clemence here from Oh The Lovely Things. I’m excited to share a little DIY project while Audrey is busy cuddling her beautiful Freia!

A few months ago, I decided it was about time I re-organized my craft supplies. I found treasures I had completely forgotten about, and among them was a hidden gem: a bottle of fabric stiffener. Jewelry is my favorite type of things to DIY, so of course I started making necklaces, rings and bracelets. When I saw lovely lace ribbon on sale, I knew my fabric stiffener was about to strike again.

This lace bangle is perfect for hot summer days: it’s so light that you can barely feel it on your arm. And it’s probably one of the easiest DIY projects ever!

You will need:

- Lace ribbon
- Fabric stiffener
- Paintbrush
- Glue
- Scissors
- Cylindrical or tubular object (such as a glass) with a circumference slightly larger than your wrist.
- Narrow satin ribbon (optional)
- Tape (optional)

1.Find a cylindrical or tubular object (such as a glass or a coffee can) that has a circumference slightly larger than your wrist. A good way to find the right object is to use one of your bracelets or bangles and try it on various glasses (or other cylindrical objects) until you find one that fits. Wrap the lace ribbon around the glass and mark the end point with your finger. Add about half an inch, then trim excess. 

2. Apply glue on the extra 1/2″. Glue the ends of the ribbon together and let dry.

3. Once the glue has dried, place the bracelet around the glass. Use a paintbrush to apply a generous amount of fabric stiffener all over the lace. Let dry (mine took about 5 hours to dry). 

4. That’s it! Easy, right?

Now my little niece saw my new lace bracelet and immediately wanted one for herself. “But in pink!” she said. She’s in her “everything needs to be pink” period. I didn’t have pink dye on hand, so instead we weaved a pink ribbon through the lace.

1. Step 1 is identical: Find a cylindrical or tubular object (such as a glass) that has a circumference slightly larger than your wrist (or in my case, my little niece’s wrist). Wrap the lace ribbon around the glass and mark the end point with your finger. Add about half an inch, then trim excess.

2. Cut a piece of narrow satin ribbon, just a little longer than the piece of lace ribbon you just cut. Use tape to create a shoelace-ish end on the ribbon.

3. Weave the ribbon through the lace.

4. Trim excess.

The next steps are identical to steps two and three of the simple lace bracelet version: glue the ends of the ribbon together and let dry, then place the bracelet around the glass. Use a paintbrush to apply a generous amount of fabric stiffener all over the lace. Let dry. And voilà!

I helped with the gluing part but she mostly did it all by herself (she’s 5). If you have little girls, it makes a great activity to do together. Or of course, you can just make a bunch for yourself. I won’t judge ;)


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4 Responses to “DIY lace bangles {Guest post by Clemence from Oh The Lovely Things}”
  1. These are so dainty and charming. What a lovely idea! thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Such an amazingly quick project considering the sophisticated outcome! Thank you for featuring such a cool (and very summery) project!

  3. emily says:

    so darling…this is the perfect project to tackle with my daughter! thanks!

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