I had the pleasure of being a part of a big CHA Blogger event that was hosted by Fave Crafts and having a project included in their Best Blogger Craft Ideas 2014 ebook. Here is my project along with the tutorial on how to make a zipper bracelet with bling dangles, all wrapped up in a vintage sugar bowl perfect for gift giving.
Darice Mix and Mingle Beads
Candy conversation heart
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Mod Podge Podgable Papers
Mod Podge Podgable Shapes
Simplicity Creative Group Zipper
David Tutera Tag by Darice
Elmer’s Glue Stick
I Love to Create Tulip Beads In A Bottle
Lion Brand Bonbons
To start, I made a dangle from a candy conversation heart with a bit of Mod Podge and wire.
I next made a dangle with the podgable papers and disc.
To make the bracelet, I simply folded over the ends of the zipper and glued a bit of Velcro on each end.
I like to make sure I put the soft side of the Velcro facing down and the loop (rougher) side facing up. That way the rough part doesn't scratch on my skin.
I linked the dangles I made along with some pretty Darice beads to the opening of the zipper pull.
My idea for using the vintage sugar bowl came from the book Just Us Girls:48 Creative Art Projects for Mothers and Daughters to Do Together.
This page shows a jar being used to hold notes about happy memories and little trinkets acquired along the way that bring back thoughts of good times. I happen to do this with a cigar box. But I thought a jar would make a fun way to give a gift. So off to the stash, and I ran across this vintage sugar bowl.
I embellished a tag with a sequin, a paper punched heart and some I Love to Create Tulip Beads In A Bottle.
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