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Spring Project: Ribbon Wristlets!

This project has been on my to-do list for awhile now. My bloggy friend Cristin @ ser.en.d.ip.i.ty did a post on cute wristlets that she had made before Christmas and I was immediately enamored. I quickly put an ad on Freecycle to see if anyone had any leftover ribbon or trim so I could make some. I never got any response to my ad, so that project was put in my to-do pile.
I came upon some scalloped ribbon through PeachyCheap and I thought it would be so fun to make some for Spring. So I did! I think they are bright and happy looking!
If you want to make these, they are very easy to do. You can make one in about 15 minutes. This is what you need:
Ribbon — different widths so you can layer it.
Embellishments — I used some jewelry accents from the craft store. I made a flower out of some fabric scraps.
Some connectors. I found some that clamp at Michael’s in the jewelry department. Very easy to attach.
  • I ruffled some of the ribbon by pinning folds in the ribbon. Then I measured it against my wrist and cut it to size. I left about 1/2 inch on each side so I could turn it under and sew it. You could also glue gun the edges if you don’t sew.
  • Then I laid another ribbon top of the folded one and sewed a straight line down the middle. If you don’t sew you can use a glue gun.
  • Finally, I attached the embellishment. I hot glued the lighter embellishments on. The heavier jewelry embellishments I hand-sewed onto the ribbon. 
UPDATE: I’ve had a lot of people ask me about the clasps I used. I found them at Michaels’ they are from the brand Plaid. And called Pearls and Pumps. They come with some velvet and gathered ribbon, three sets of clasps to a package for $3.99. You can get them for $2 by printing off THIS coupon.

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    1. Cristin@ Serendipity says:

      Your wristlets turned out GREAT! Can't wait to see the doily projects!
      XO Cristin

    2. Molly @ The Creative Maven says:

      I love how everything you do is so bright and cheery! These are fun!

    3. aw thanks for updating! totally makes sense now!

      Ok so when I move down can we get together for a craft night? :)



    4. jennykate77 says:

      Holy moly, Jen! These are so adorable! I think you need to sell them…let me know when you're taking orders. 😉

    5. I love this! And it seems like something I could actually try at home. Thanks so much!

    6. Hi I'm Amy, says:

      Adorable. Great job!

    7. KMfamily ;-) says:

      wow SUPER CUTE!!
      & yes they are perfect for spring!

    8. Love them! Can you show a photo of the clasps that you used? I'm having a hard time visualizing what kind of clamps you're talking about.

    9. Vivienne says:

      OK, when are we going to hit the bottom of your Creativity Well?
      Everytime I come over here I think, "Well that's it. She can't possibly come up with one more cute project or idea…"
      Yet lo and behold, you do.

    10. Colleen says:

      SO cute! And thankks for that blog giveaway link – maybe I'll actually win something :)

    11. PeaceLoveApplesauce says:

      These are fabulous!

    12. Creations By Cindy says:

      The wristlets are adorable. Be blessed. Cindy

    13. These are darling!! I love how you used the ribbon in differnt ways. Oh how I love ribbon!!! (and chocolate oh, and diet coke-I will shut up now!)

    14. Stephanie Lynn says:

      These are fabulous! Perfect for spring..I need to find some ribbon! I love the jewelry accents you used!

    15. trippingtiffies says:

      Oh my goodness! I love these! I want one so bad now! Do you have an Etsy? I would so buy one!


    16. Those are too cute and they seem so easy! I may have to try that!

    17. Kelli @ RTSM says:

      Very cute! I think the yellow polka dot one is my favorite! It just looks so cute and springy!

    18. Jenglamgirl says:

      those are super darling, love the yellow one! WAY TO GO! have a good one Jen! JGG

    19. I love these the colors are great!




      I LOVE these! So beautiful! Some of these look very vintage which I love…also love the pops of fresh color and the little charms. So creative and unique…lovely! :) Thanks for sharing!

    21. Super cute :)

    22. Ok love them but wanted to see how you attached the chain to the ribbon. Would also love to see it on!

      darling as usual…. 😉


    23. These are super cute and way fun! I love them!

    24. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

      Very cute, Jen! I love ribbon so this is a great way to use some and show it off. I love the embellishments you added, too!

    25. Kristi Flanagan says:

      Cute, cute, cute! I'd like to invite you to come plant your creative seeds at my new blog party: Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions! Its usually on Fridays but is open all this week because I'm doing a give away!!!

      Hope to see you there!

      Punkin Seed Productions

    26. Connie Weiss says:

      They are perfect for spring!

    27. Michelle @ Sweet Something says:

      I love these Jen! The possibilities are endless!

    28. Cute project!

      Thanks for emailing me back about not being able to leave a comment on your blog. I don't know what was going on the other day, but all is well now.

    29. I *L-O-V-E* this idea! How cute those all are. Very hip!! Thanks for sharing! ~Liz

    30. Sew Chic says:

      Wow these are lovely and so cute!

      One can make them to match every outfit!

      Thanks for sharing found you on Tip Junkie :)

      Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique