Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Coffee Mixer Bracelets

by Claire Winlow (follow)
Over 10s (384)      Mothers Day (81)      Hard (37)      Jewellery (35)      Bracelet (18)      Popsicle stick (16)      Decoupage (13)     


bracelet, popsicle stick, lollypop stick, coffee mixer, decoupage, acrylic paint, craft, kids, children, over 10, mothers day, present, jewellery


This is an unusual way to make some unique jewellery. You can use popsicle (lollipop) sticks or pick up some extra wooden coffee mixer sticks from a coffee shop.

Time: 1 hour plus drying time
Age: Over 10's
Level: Hard



bracelet, popsicle stick, lollypop stick, coffee mixer, decoupage, acrylic paint, craft, kids, children, over 10, mothers day, present, jewellery
Coffee mixer sticks will make skinny bracelets and popsicle sticks will make thicker ones


Materials
Wooden coffee mixer sticks or popsicle sticks
Water
Mugs or glasses
Thin paper eg decoupage paper or acrylic paint
PVA glue

Method
Boil the sticks in water for 40 minutes until they have softened and are easy to bend. Alternatively, you can leave them to soak in water overnight. I found that boiling them was the easiest way.



bracelet, popsicle stick, lollypop stick, coffee mixer, decoupage, acrylic paint, craft, kids, children, over 10, mothers day, present, jewellery


When they are soft enough, gently bend them and place into a glass or mug.
Press the stick into the cup so that it takes the shape.



bracelet, popsicle stick, lollypop stick, coffee mixer, decoupage, acrylic paint, craft, kids, children, over 10, mothers day, present, jewellery
The sticks will expand a little when you paint or glue them so use a cup a little smaller than you want your final bracelet to be


Leave to fully dry
Remove from the cup and your bracelet is ready to decorate.



bracelet, popsicle stick, lollypop stick, coffee mixer, decoupage, acrylic paint, craft, kids, children, over 10, mothers day, present, jewellery


You can simple paint your bracelets with acrylic paint and you could even stick on small sequins or why not try some decoupage.
If you want to decoupage, use thin paper, tissue or specialist decoupage paper. I used this pretty heart pattern from decopatch.



bracelet, popsicle stick, lollypop stick, coffee mixer, decoupage, acrylic paint, craft, kids, children, over 10, mothers day, present, jewellery
Decopatch sell a wide range of decoupage products


Use PVA glue or specialist decoupage glossy glue.
Paint part of your bracelet and then place on a piece of paper.



bracelet, popsicle stick, lollypop stick, coffee mixer, decoupage, acrylic paint, craft, kids, children, over 10, mothers day, present, jewellery


Smooth it down from the inside out, and brush a little more glue over the top.
Leave to dry and you have some beautiful bracelets.

Categories
#Over 10s
#Hard
#Jewellery
#Bracelet
#Popsicle Stick
#Mothers Day
#Decoupage
I like this Article - 14
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Claire Winlow
A hot summer is never guaranteed in England but when you get it, you make the most of it
11 likes
There's something very appealing about gloopy glue and colours
10 likes
A simple but tasty alternative to ice cream and fun for kids to make too
6 likes
If you're tired of the regular paint and brush then have a go at pom pom painting
8 likes
This is a cute little card that could be used for any occasion
12 likes
Ice cubes are great for sensory play and these little ghosts with their funny eyes are lots of fun
9 likes
view all articles by Claire Winlow
Articles by Claire Winlow on Other Hubs
3 likes
ID: 1437
[ Submit a Comment ]
What a fabulous idea!
Trending Articles
Box pinatas are a quick and easy alternative to papier mache pinatas
8 likes
For some students, math isnʼt always their favorite subject
1 like
Loom flowers are so easy, so fun, and if you make your own loom and use leftover yarn, they wont cos...
8 likes
With a flower loom, kids can easily create cute flowers, out of yarn, that can be used to decorate j...
3 likes
If your child loves to draw, this is a great activity for them to encourage their creativity
1 like
Upcycle a breakfast cereal box and hop into Easter with this cute Easter Bunny Mask
3 likes
Here's how to make a colourful elephant from a recycled milk bottle and tissue paper
9 likes
This cute and fun Christmas card can be made by little ones with the help of an adult
3 likes
Snowmen crafts are fun at Christmas and this one is simple, quick and cheap to make
6 likes
This is a fun Christmassy game to be enjoyed by the whole family
6 likes
Categories
Under 5s (592)
Any Age (405)
Over 10s (384)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (883)
Medium (247)
Hard (37)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version