Yup! It's almost here! Maker Faire Bay Area 2011: May 21st & 22nd, 2011. And Craftside will be there too! We will have a booth #258 in Expo Hall filled with the hottest new books on all sorts of amazing creative topics, as well as a most fabulous free Dritz tape measure bracelet make and take (see how to make one below). You can also hook up some crochet kitten mittens with us, modeled by our illustrious Amineko pack!
We will have many more freebies and fun! So come and sit in our smiley face inflatables and get your craft on with us.
2 Sets of Tickets Giveaway!!!!!!!
We have 2 sets of tickets to Maker Faire that you, our fabulous Craftside readers, can get yourself in the running for just by leaving a comment in today's post by Midnight Wednesday May 18th, 2011. The winner will be chosen Thursday - be sure to check your e-mail! The 2 winners will then get the tickets e-mailed to them.
So if you are going to be in the Bay Area on the 21st or 22nd of this month and want something absolutely fabulous to do, this is the thing!
Now, onto the tutorial on how to make measuring tape bracelets.
The reason why this post is titled "part 2" is I posted a while back a version of these bracelets I made with metal tape measures. We all loved them so much we wanted to share them with all the great people at Maker Faire but the metal ones involve sparks flying and drill presses etc. so we opted for a kinder, gentler version that involves safer materials and tools but still rocks!
We used both the 3/4 inch wide quilt yellow tape measures and the 1/2 inch white ones from Dritz.
To make the tape measure bracelets, first cut a section that will fit around your wrist with about a 1 inch overlap.
Then, based on the button you are using, punch 2 or 4 holes through both overlapped ends of the tape measure where the button holes are.
Then, with a length of 24 gauge wire, "stitch" the button to the tape measure. I liked using the "x" pattern but you could use any you like. Then I simply twisted the ends of the wire together and trimmed the ends.
Here is my collection of white tape measure bracelets. I love both sets so much. I hope you'll come by and make one with use at Maker Faire.