Coffee Mixer Bracelets

Coffee Mixer Bracelets

Posted 2013-04-04 by Oxford Explorerfollow


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

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.



  • 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.

  • 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.



  • 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 .

  • 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.



  • 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

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    237855 - 2023-07-18 02:07:46

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