Looking for a great DIY project to complete with the kiddos or your girlfriends in just 15 minutes? Then look no further! My totally tubular glitter bracelets are quick and easy to make with just a few supplies from the hardware store. A fun way to add a pop of color to any outfit!
What better way to use glitter than to turn it into a custom accessory? The cutest glitter bracelet project that is sure to brighten up even the gloomiest of days. As a part of the Craft Lightning series, we create projects in 15 minutes or less. This time we are featuring GLITTER! And the hosts are Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts and Charynn from The Pineapple Paper Co. Over 30 glitter crafts will be shared this week, created by some of my craftiest friends!!
Glitter Bracelets a Totally Tubular 15 Minute DIY
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Here’s what you will need to create Glitter Bracelets:
- Clear Vinyl Tubing – 3/8″ Diameter and 1/4″ Diameter (This project requires two sizes: one that has an outer diameter (OD) of 1/4″ and one that has an OD of 3/8″ and an inner diameter (ID) of 1/4″ Basically the smaller tube needs to fit snugly inside the larger tube)
- Hot Glue Gun and hot glue sticks
- Glitter – multi-colored
- Scissors – Fiskars are my favorite!
- Small Funnel – these are made for glitter!
- Washi Tape, assorted
Here’s how to make Totally Tubular Bracelets:
Start by cutting your smaller tubing to a length of about 10″ – you can do with this a good, heavy-duty pair of scissors.
Seal one end of the plastic tubing with hot glue. Wet your index finger and tap the hot glue lightly to make sure the tube is sealed and the glue is flush with the end of the tube.
Once the glue is completely dry, start adding glitter into the tube. Use a small funnel to add in fine particles of glitter. The inside of the tube has a bit of static, so start all designs with clear or iridescent white glitter. This will coat the inside of the tube and neutralize the static.
Create a rainbow pattern.
And then the metallics for a more upscale look.
Fill the tube completely and then trim any excess tubing with scissors. I created a 9-inch bracelet for me and a 7-inch bracelet for my 10-year-old niece.
Then seal up the open end with some additional hot glue. Again, wet your index finger and tap the hot glue to ensure that the tube is completely sealed.
Once that is dry, you will need a piece of the larger tubing that is about 1/2″ long (again, you can cut this with heavy-duty scissors). Use that as the connector between the two ends of the sealed tubing, which creates a bangle style bracelet.
Use washi tape to embellish your bracelets, paying particular attention to the connector piece so you can hide the hot glue ends!
Mix and match with your other favorite bangles and bracelets, and you’ve got one seriously colorful arm party going on! These would be super fun to make with a close group of girlfriends on a quiet night in or with the kiddos on a rainy afternoon. With these DIY chunky, colorful bangles you’re sure to make a statement!
Now on to the FUN part – more 15 minute DIY projects!
Click on the image below and hop around to see all the fabulous and inspirational GLITTER crafts that this group of my talented designer friends has created!
I hope you have enjoyed my Totally Tubular Glitter Bracelets and that you will be inspired to craft with glitter soon!
Thanks for stopping by!