I made the bracelet without the rhinestone in the blossom to start, but it needed that little extra oompf, so I added it at the end. I feel like this bracelet is particularly girly. I like adding the flower off-center. This feels like a party bracelet, and I’m wishing you lots of girly parties in your lives!
6 – 8″ of 1″ cotton ribbon (try carta, inc for gorgeous ribbon)
6 – 8″ of 5/8″cotton ribbon
100% wool felt
Thread (contrasting and complimentary)
1 rhinestone or bead
Button for closure
1-1/2″ elastic cord for closure
Time: 45 minutes
Measure your wearer’s wrist and add an inch. I did this, very sneakily, with a long twist tie and used this measurement for all of the bracelets I’ve made for A. Because I added the rhinestone at the end, it and craft glue are not pictured in the materials above.
Baste your ribbon together. You can do this with a contrasting color as I did or in a similar color. Next time, I might try two row of smaller stitches along the outside edges of the gray ribbon.
Some of the petals you can make this way, by folding the circle in quarters
Now, stitch them to one another, starting with a center and looping in a outside petal. Add another petal to the rosette and continue until all the petals are used. Shape it as you go and by adding stitches where necessary to form it.
I glued the rhinestone into the rosette in an off-center spot.
Party on, friends!
It’s a very cute DIY cuff because of the cotton candy colors. I always buy accessories at the Long Island jewelry stores but I think I could make this one at home.