DIY Fabric Wrapped Bangle Bracelets

April 10, 2014Sarah Khandjian

Make your own spring accessories and give these fabric wrapped bangles a try.

I’m excited to finally share this tutorial today because it’s one that’s been on my mind calendar (and google calendar) for quite some time but I never found the time to make. So today I’m sharing just how easy it is to make some cute fabric wrapped bangles that are just perfect for spring. It’s a great way to use up fabric scraps and create custom accessories.

Watch the video below for the full tutorial!


unfinished wood bangle bracelets
– strip of cotton fabric, about 1.5″ x 24″
mod podge
foam brush
– scissors
– plastic cup

Make your own spring accessories and give these fabric wrapped bangles a try.

Use up fabric scraps to create fun bangle bracelets.

Wrap a wooden bangle with a strip of fabric to add a pop of floral to any outfit.

Make your own spring accessories and give these fabric wrapped bangles a try.

Once your bracelets are dry, you may notice that they are rough and somewhat sharp in a few areas. This can easily be fixed by using fine sand paper to smooth out the surface.

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  • onel

    April 11, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Love the colorful fabrics! It’s a great way to use all those leftover fabric strips

    1. Kathy davy

      August 3, 2019 at 4:41 am

      Brilliant going to try to make one for my lovely daughter sarah for Xmas. Kathy england

  • Alicia

    April 15, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Nice idea, these look great! Does it have to be cotton fabric or can it be any kind of fabric? A nice way to personalise an outfit, thanks for sharing this!

    1. Sarah

      April 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      I only tried cotton and had great luck with it though I think a rayon blend would work well too. If you want to try another fabric, I’d recommend gluing a small piece to the inside of the bracelet with the Mod Podge and see how it dries first.

  • Mary Beth

    June 8, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Beautiful bracelets! Very Inspiring!

    1. Sarah

      June 9, 2014 at 9:24 am

      Thanks so much Mary Beth!

  • P.L. Brooks

    June 9, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Cute, spunky, fun and EASY to make! Thanks for taking the time to do this tutorial! I’m a new fan AND I’ll try this for my next ‘crafting’ with my female family members – we have LOADS of DIY’ers!

    1. Sarah

      June 9, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      You’re welcome! If you get together and make these with your family, I’d love to see a photo! Please tag it with #sarahhearts if you post one :)

  • Fran

    June 9, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    This is realty a great project to make for birthday gifts or everyday gifts for that special someone. I have lots of fabric left over and this would be a great project….even for a classroom for Mothers Day. Thanks for sharing :)

  • Anne

    July 28, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Fun!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow evening that links to your tutorial:

  • Gillian Cunningham Wright

    August 4, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you for sharing this ????

  • Gillian Cunningham Wright

    August 4, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Sorry about the question marks it was meant to be a smiley face!!! xo

  • Shirley Price

    January 4, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Love this . Going to make some for the summer xx

  • Janie

    February 4, 2015 at 11:56 am

    how do you keep your fabric from unraveling and getting terrible strings?

    1. Sarah

      February 4, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      When you paint the Mod Podge all over the bracelet it dries hard and creates a seal around the entire bracelet, including the fabric edges, and prevents it from fraying.

  • Lori Hatfield

    March 8, 2015 at 10:17 am

    i love this idea!

  • Debbie

    February 8, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Love this, thank you!!!!!!

  • Fabric Heart

    April 28, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Very fashionable and easy to make. I am sure the fabric exchange has so many choices of fabric for this kind of project.

  • Claudette Bunting

    April 3, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Love the idea of using up fabric scraps, but where do you buy the wood bangle bracelets. I saw your pattern in a quilting magazine and I am a quilter so loved the idea of using fabric to make this bangle. Looking forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Claudette

    1. Sarah Khandjian

      April 4, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      Hi Claudette! You can find the bangles on Amazon.

  • Kathy davy

    August 4, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Have had a little practice, it works really well pressing along one side, hence no frayed edges.

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