A few weeks ago, I posted my version of the adorable craft stick bracelets that I have been seeing on blogs, pinterest and other sites. I loved making this buttoned up version of them so much that I decided to grab some of my other supplies and make a slightly more sophisticated cuff.
Making the wood cuff itself is simple but requires some advance planning as you need to let the bracelets dry out overnight. Here's how I did it...
Bring a pot of water to a boil on the stovetop. Place several sticks in the pot and boil for five minutes. If you are making one bracelet, you might want to boil four or even five sticks until you get the hang of forming the wood. I was a little impatient and broke several sticks before getting one formed and placed into the glass.
Let the sticks soak in the hot water for about 15 minutes. Then, carefully shape them into a cuff shape. This is the hardest part. You need to work patiently and carefully to prevent breaks and stress fractures in the wood.
I used Lumiere to paint my cuffs and flowers.
Live Life Creatively,