Today’s craft is perfect for a summer camp craft. DIY bracelets made from plastic canvas!
Supplies needed to make multiple DIY bracelets:
To begin- decide how thick you would like your finished bracelet to be. By “thick” I mean how far you want it to stick out on your arm. I made this sample for my daughter, so I went narrow. I chose to use two rows of 7mm plastic canvas. You can go as thick as you like.
Continue cutting strips from all of the colors you have chosen for your project. I loved the neon colors! So fun!
Cut off a generous section of elastic cording. You can always trim it down later- but you can’t add if you short yourself!
If the cording gets frayed and difficult to string through the canvas holes, trim the end of the cording.
Then fold the elastic cording in half, and lining up all of your plastic canvas sections in a straight line, send the cording back through your canvas “beads” to come out the other end.
If the cording gets hung up when pushing it though the canvas, just separate the canvas, and help the cording through the hole. Mine went through fairly easily.
If you are concerned about the knot in the cord showing, you can apply a small amount of adhesive to the two canvas “beads” closest to the knot and adhere them together to sandwich in, and hide the knot.
I used a little more than half of one sheet (10.5″x13.5″ 7m) of plastic canvas to make one DIY bracelet.
This is a great project for kids! Stringing the “beads” is wonderful for hand-eye coordination. The plastic canvas is easy to cut, and would make good scissor practice for young children.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).