I remember wearing the glitter bracelets as a four year old. There is this awesome picture of me in a two piece, leaning against my most cherished piece of furniture (my toy box) with my pigtails, shades and bracelets. Might have to dig that baby up…
I fell in love with them again in eighth grade. Not much of a jewelry girl to be honest, but these things were just fun. I was fun so it only made sense that we worked so well together.
A while back my friend Holly said “The girls and I just made glitter bracelets it was so easy! I just went to Lowes and bought some clear tubing and went to town.” She sent me the link and I had full intention of getting around to it…
That was six months ago.
I finally did last weekend at our slumber party. Enjoyed it so much I made more this weekend when our missing guest came over.
I bought the tubing from Home Depot. I think Lowes sells it by the foot, HD did not. I bought two rolls, one snug enough to fit in the other. Glitter was bought at Hobby Lobby, funnels were too. The funnels were in the sand area. Holly just used paper. I like to err on the side of caution. The tape was already at the house but I found it easier to use my fingers to cover the end and tape to cover the funnel to the tubing.
Here’s what I did:
- Got out all my materials
- Cut smaller tubing to size
- Taped the funnel to one end.
- Added glitter colors of child’s choice (about half full)
- Took off the tape, turned my water on very low, put my finger over one in and put the water over the other. Took my finger off just a little to help the water flow.
- Add the larger tubing over a small portion of one end.
- Insert the other end to the tubing
- Hot glue both ends closed
- Let cool and then watched the girls “ooohhh” and “aaaahhh” over their bracelets.
Such a fun project, I can’t wait to do something similar again. Thanks for the idea, Holly!