Saturday, July 11, 2015

Altered leather bracelet

burlap leather cuff bracelet

How about making this sweet little cuff bracelet for a quick gift that's sure to be cherished? It's easy to customize by adding your favorite word or initials with Joy iron-on letters.


Start with a readymade leather bracelet from the craft store (there are different sizes so check your wrist). I covered both sides of the bracelet with extra-strength double-sided adhesive tape (don't cover the area with the snaps), then pressed a scrap of burlap down on top. I folded the excess burlap around the edges and pressed against the adhesive on the back. I glued some lace trim that was just a bit wider than the bracelet to the back, which feels nicer against your skin than the burlap. Lastly I ironed the letters spelling "love" on to the burlap in front. This leather bracelet was super easy and fun to alter and wear!

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