Thursday, August 16, 2012

DIY: Arm Candy Upcycling

I signed up for an awesome Arm Party hosted by Ilene and Lenora. I had such a blast making my bracelet for my partner, that I couldn't wait any longer and I had to share what I made! PS, if you are Marielena, please stop reading now, as yours is currently in transit. :)

Just to make sure you aren't reading any further, I shall now distract you with cuteness....

For the rest of you, I wanted to share my creation and how I made it. Happy crafting!

First, gather a pile of old t-shirts, two key rings, scissors, a hot glue gun and a needle and thread.

Next, grab a helper.....

Ok, the last step isn't necessary.

Now, cut three strips from your old tshirts a little larger than the length of your wrist. I just wrapped around my wrist and cut about 2 inches extra. Yes, I'm that precise.

Now, here's the fun part. I tugged my strips so they curled, stacked them one on top of the other and put a little stitch through them to keep them in place. Then, I just started braiding.

Once you've reached the very end, place the ends through the key rings and hot glue over. I stitched too just because. Now hook your key chains together and viola!

Trust me, it's much cuter on!

So easy and definitely a great use for those old tshirts. Upcycling at its finest!


  1. You're so crafty!! I'm a total crafting failure, but I love reading about the stuff you make!

  2. I love the eyesight of this cat and seems that she just focus on something she interesting in! Or may be you can do some DIY like nice style Orange leather shoulder bag and its looks pretty good!