Yesterday my little miss was home from school with a stomach bug , so I wanted to make her something to cheer her up. She is loves jewelry so I decided to put together a Spring Wristlet for her. I had all of the supplies by just using what I had on hand.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial and make a wristlet for your little miss or yourself (I’m kinda jealous I might have to make myself one too.)
Spring Wristlet Tutorial
Step 1: Gather Supplies
Supply List for this particular wristlet (you can modify this in many ways)
- 2 Artificial Daisy Flowers
- 2 matching ribbons
- 1-2 medium sized Rhinestones
- Green Felt
- Heat N Bond (hem tape)
- Glue Gun
- Straightening Iron or Regular Iron
Step 2: Measure the main ribbon on your model’s wrist. Trim to size. My model is a ham!
Step 3: Measure the second ribbon to the same length.
Step 4: This step is for cosmetic reasons. See the fray at the end of the ribbon? It with continue to unravel if you don’t do something about it. First trim the fray Next Heat Seal the ends of each of the ribbons. Hold the lighter near the ribbon end careful not scorch the ribbon but close enough to melt the end. once you have done this take your finger and smooth the edge.
Step 5: Measure and cut the hem tape to the length of the ribbon. I have never used this stuff before and I got tell you I am impressed! it was a tad wider than my second ribbon so I split it in half with my scissors.
Step 6: Break out your straightening iron and heat it up. I’m going to share a mom-fidential tip with you! (No we not going to fix our hair, we using it as a crafting tool! I know it sounds crazy but I use my Chi in place of a traditional iron all the time. I love using it because you have better control and it is much easier to haul out and put away. You don’t need the ironing board either! Awesome Huh?
Step 7: Place the Hem tape bumpy (is that a technical term?) side down.
Step 8: Run the tape and ribbon through the straightening iron. Closing over the ribbon for 2 seconds at a time.
Step 9: Remove the cover paper from the hem tape.
Step 10: Place ribbon over hem tape.
Step 11: Run the ribbon back through the straightening iron in 2 second intervals.
Step 12: Fold the ribbon in half to mark the center.
Step 13: Remove the plastic center from the flowers. With these particular flowers I ended up with 4 petal circles.
Step 14: With Hot Glue glue the first petal circle to the ribbon. Glue each of the other petals on top of each other.
Step 15: Cut out 2 leaf shapes free hand from the felt. (or you can do it beforehand like I did see above)
Step 16: Pull back the flower petals to one side and hot glue the leaf to the ribbon and then glue the bottom petals to the leaf.
Step 17: Cut a small square of Velcro. I like to use the non sticky kind so my needle doesn’t get all gunky. I sew them on but you could hot glue them on but they will not stay on for long.
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