Thriftique-Chic Vintage Fabric-Wrapped Bangles

Thriftique-Chic Vintage Fabric-Wrapped Bangles

Anyone who does any sort of crafting/upcycling or spends time on Pinterest is well aware of fabric-wrapped bangles. It’s not a new idea by any stretch! BUT…my dainty hands and wrists (quite literally the only dainty body parts I’ve got) put the “bane” in bangle, because I never find any that fit well.

They’re usually too big and bulky, and won’t stay on unless I keep my hand stretched out at all times. And who wants to wear “jazz hands” all day long?

So when I finally found some inexpensive bangles while thrifting that FIT me…I snapped all three up and set off to get my wrap on! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Plastic bangles from the thrift store to be wrapped in vintage bed sheet fabric for repurposed Shabby Chic style bracelets for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

My thrifted trio…

Since I love shabby chic, vintage-y jewelry, I decided to work towards that aesthetic with my bangles. I grabbed some accoutrements: a vintage bed sheet and an old rhinestone choker that does just that- it chokes!

Plastic bangles from the thrift store to be wrapped in vintage bed sheet fabric for repurposed Shabby Chic style bracelets for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Makeover components…

Like a lot of my projects, this one is also really simple. I first cut a long, narrow-ish strip of bedsheet (think ½” width). To “shabify” the raw edges, I tightly held the top end of the strip between my left thumb and forefinger, and pulled the strip in short bursts with my right hand. Not only did it fray both edges at the same time, but it stretched out the sheet material a little- a good thing for the next steps!

Plastic bangles from the thrift store to be wrapped in vintage bed sheet fabric for repurposed Shabby Chic style bracelets for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Stripping vintage fabric…

I used my hot glue gun to attach one end of the strip to the inside of the bangle…

Plastic bangles from the thrift store to be wrapped in vintage bed sheet fabric for repurposed Shabby Chic style bracelets for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And the makeover starts….now!

I then proceeded to tightly wrap the strip around the bangle with a lot of overlap. After 6 or 7 wraps, I’d add another bead of hot glue to the inside of the bangle to help keep the fabric in place.

Plastic bangles from the thrift store to be wrapped in vintage bed sheet fabric for repurposed Shabby Chic style bracelets for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Wrap, wrap, wrap…

And just like that, I had a pretty wrapped bangle! Nothing to it, right?

Plastic bangles from the thrift store to be wrapped in vintage bed sheet fabric for repurposed Shabby Chic style bracelets for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Isn’t that pretty??

I experimented a little with bits from the choker, hot glued to the fabric (in other words, non-permanently) and I’m not entirely sure I love it.

Plastic bangles from the thrift store to be wrapped in vintage bed sheet fabric for repurposed Shabby Chic style bracelets for Spring by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Just a touch of bling…

But then again, just a hint of sparkle mixes things up!

I wrapped the other two bangles with strips from the same sheet but left them bare. I do love them with just the fabric- which is your favorite?

DIY shabby chic vintage fabric wrapped thrift store bangle bracelets by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Plain or bedazzled, either way is an improvement!

DIY shabby chic vintage fabric wrapped thrift store bangle bracelets by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

My thrifty trio…a little prettier now!

The best part is that everything came from the thrift store! And sparkles or no sparkles, it’s a definite improvement over the plastic, right?

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. girlfromwva says:

    what a wonderful bangle trio! i love the bling of the one with the choker but also the simplicity of the ones with just the sheet fabric! great way to make them your style!

  2. I think I really like the unadorned (as in no jewels) ones best. That vintage fabric is pretty enough all by itself, at least for me. Very nice!

  3. ashandcrafts says:

    Hi! Stopping by from the Your Turn to Shine Link Party. These are super cute! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love these bangles! I’ve made a few myself but they were wider . . . . I really like the narrower ones, though, and those rhinestones are just perfect! The fabric is very “vintage-y” and shabby – great job! Thanks for sharing, Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

  5. Thank goodness for thrift stores! They leave us with much inspiration. Love these little bangles!

  6. Ok these are so cute and I love the sparkle! Rock it! I have to say I love your humor! You are so my kind of girl. Thanks for the laugh and the ideas!

  7. What a fun find! It is always so awesome to find a thrift store treasure and know immediately how you want to personalize it. Thank you for sharing with Idea Box link party! Can’t wait to see what you share next. Have a great weekend!

  8. Love these bangles. Very nice!

  9. Girl, you are so clever! How sweet for a Spring braclet! Have a great day 🙂

  10. Eeek!!! Those are SO cute! I love them as a trio, with just one “bedazzled”! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again this Friday! Feel free to bring a friend 🙂

  11. I so have some bangles that need a make over! What an awesome idea! I really appreciate you sharing your latest creation at Making Memories Mondays!
    Cathy

  12. So cute and clever! Can’t decide which I like best.

  13. I’ve made a warp bracelet with sari silk but using vintage fabric is such a cute idea.

  14. Love these, they turned out so cute and I say both!!!!

  15. Those are adorable! You are so creative!

  16. These are so beautiful!!

  17. Fun idea for refurbishing a bracelet into a fab fashion statement! Thanks for sharing this post at the #PureblogLove Link party! The party begins againThursday night at 8 p.m. We hope you plan to link up again. We’d love to see more of your fantastic ideas!

  18. plutrell says:

    Looks easy and fun…thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  19. Love this idea! It would be great for using up pretty scraps you don’t want to discard too. Thanks for sharing it at the party @DearCreatives hope to see you again this week. Pinned & shared.

  20. My favorite is the one with the bling! So irresistible…I want one! Don’t have a rhinestone choker that chokes — or even one who doesn’t. Sigh. Guess I’d better head out to the thrift store. Thanks so much for sharing at Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link up.

  21. Lovely idea,thanks for linking on Inspiration Thursday.
    Would love to see more ideas.

  22. Hey Sarah,

    What a cute idea! You are quite creative. I don’t think I would have ever thought to do this project, but you pulled it off well!

    I found your post today on Grandma Ideas.

    Hope you have a blessed day~
    Melanie

  23. I love your shabby chic bangles!

  24. Love this idea! I would enjoy making different themed sets..like red, white and blue or Christmas ones. 🙂

  25. Such a CUTE idea!! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my AMAZING Facebook Group with over 300 Members to share easy craft projects and recipes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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