My favorite holiday of the year is this month – Secretary’s Day! To celebrate every Thursday for the entire month of April we are giving away a copy of The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girls Guide to Handmade Jewelry. Not just that, each Thursday our I Love to Create column will be all about how to recreate a project from the book with a new fresh spin. First up we are reworking the Shredded Junk Mail Bracelet into a Recycled Fabric Bangle.
Using your pinking shears cut your fabric into small squares approximately 1”X1”. I chose to use all random blue scraps, but feel free to use whatever colors tickle your fancy. Thinner fabric with smaller prints make for a more interesting design.
Apply your fabric squares to your spent tape roll using a sponge brush and Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage. Make sure your fabric squares wrap around the edges of your tape roll and overlap covering the entire thing for a finished look. Allow to dry completely.
Once your fabric squares have dried it is time to finish off the inside of your bracelet. Using Crafty Chica Little Chica Paint Packs and a sponge brush carefully paint the inside of your bangle. Allow to dry completely.
All that is left to do is wear your new bracelet out on the town. Not only is this bangle A-doorbell it is also totally green using old tape rolls and fabric scraps. Both items that might have hit the trash now end up adorning your wrist.
Wanna win yourself a signed copy of The Naughty Secretary Club plus some Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage? All you have to do is leave me a comment letting me know what some of your favorite recycled crafts are? Love purses knit from plastic grocery bags? Do dresses from pillowcases curl your toes? Are purses made from placemats all the rage in your town? We wanna hear all about it and get a copy of the book and decopauge into your hot little hands!