Tutorial: Upcycled & Kid-Sized St. Patrick's Day Bangles

St. Patrick's Day is almost here and it's always an exciting time since we have a friendly leprechaun that likes to leave little notes and gifts for my daughters. I'll be sharing more about that in a future post. Until then, I have a new Glue Dots project for you...and it's perfect for little girls.

You may remember that I made pencil holders using leftover Glue Dots rolls. Well, I just finished up another project using cardboard rolls: two kid-sized St. Patrick's Day bangles for my daughters (and these ones aren't from the leprechaun).

Upcycled St. Patrick's Day Bangles


Glue Dots® (Lines, Mini)
cardboard rolls (Glue Dots & tape rolls were used for this project)
white acrylic paint
paint brush
St. Patrick's Day themed napkin
green ribbon (sequin, satin)

St. Patrick's Day Bangle Tutorial


1. Cut two strips of napkins to fit each cardboard roll: small roll (Glue Dots) is 7 1/4 x 3/4 inches, large roll (tape) is 9 1/2 x 1 1/8 inches.

2. Prime each roll with one coat of gesso and allow to dry. Apply one coat of white acrylic paint to the rolls. Let dry.

3. Apply decoupage and a napkin strip to the small roll, a little at a time, smoothing down as you go. Repeat with the large roll. Seal the napkin strips with a top coat of decoupage and let dry.

4. Cut four strips of sequin ribbon, two small and two large (see sizes from Step 1). Tip: Before cutting the ribbon, apply Mini Glue Dots® on the back of the sequins to hold them in place.

5. Apply Glue Lines® on one side of the small roll and attach the sequin ribbon. Repeat for the other side. Do this for the large roll as well.

6. Cut two strips of satin ribbon to tie around each roll and make bows. Secure the bows to each roll using Mini Glue Dots®. Tip: Use a scoring tool to apply smaller Glue Dots® (think Mini and Micro).

You now have two green and sparkly bracelets to share on March 17. My girls love them and can't wait to show off their new St. Patrick's Day bangles!

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Disclosure: This blog post was written while participating on the Glue Dots design team.