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3 Chic Bangle DIYs to Try

Painting, sewing, or filling endless coloring book pages—whatever your craft of choice, there's a cool DIY jewelry project to suit your skills.

Photo by: Craftberry Bush

As a single statement bracelet or stacked in a full-on arm party, bangles add boho charm to any ensemble. Best of all, they're quick and easy to DIY, and there are endless ideas out there for creating a signature piece that fits your style. Here are three approachable projects to pick from—wherever your crafting strengths lie.
Coloring book bangle DIY by Persia Lou

Wearable art

Difficulty level: Medium If you're into the coloring book trend, this project is for you: Simply combine a wooden bangle, varnish, and your latest coloring creation, and you've created a whimsical art piece that's truly one of a kind. Best of all, this transfer technique can be used with any paper or imagery, which makes for endless possibilities.
Fabric-wrapped bangle DIY by Sarah Hearts

Wrapped scraps

Difficulty level: Easy If you’ve done any crafting in the past (and we know you have), you're sure to have some scraps lying around. Put your remainders to good use with this easy wrapped bangle project—because that beautiful material deserves to be seen, not tucked away in a drawer.
Painted wooden bracelets by Craftberry Bush

Faux shibori

Difficulty level: Medium I'm a big fan of shibori, and this distinctive, eye-catching pattern isn’t just limited to fabric. With the right paint application and some rubbing alcohol, you can create bold bracelets that look like they've just been dyed.

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Rachel Smith

Rachel Mae Smith loves do­able DIYS and strives to make life colorful and fun on her blog, The Crafted Life. Named by the Huffington Post as one of the top ten DIY Instagrammers to follow, her work has also been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple and more. When she's not brushing glitter out of her hair, you can find her exploring and Instagramming in her current home of Philadelphia, PA.

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