To start with you soak your craft sticks in water. I soaked mine for about 3 hours. I might not have broken so many if I had soaked them longer but I’m impatient and 3 hours was long enough to wait. Once the sticks are pliable you carefully bend them into a bracelet shape. If you want a round bracelet you can bend the bracelet and set it inside a glass to dry. I wanted mine more oval shaped so I bent the stick and then used a binder clip to keep the shape.
I chose to paint my sticks silver. I love silver bangles and so I used Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Sterling Silver. Once the paint was dry, I used some vintage crochet thread to wrap the bracelets. Use a dab of craft glue on the inside of the bracelet and start wrapping.
For the turquoise and gold bracelet, I simply used the white thread and colored it with a Sharpie.
I’m gearing up for warm weather and stacks of these fun bracelets will be a nice accessory. Grab some craft sticks and make some of your own.
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