Last month was the kick-off of the all new Cricut Design Star competition. What’s that you ask? It’s a challenge composed of extremely talented and extraordinary bloggers, all looking to claim the title as the next Cricut #DesignSpaceStar. Last month my Home State Burlap Canvas was chosen as one of the top 10 projects and while I didn’t win it was exciting to see one of my team members we are team #4), Lia Griffith take home the top prize for Round 1! This month our team was challenged to come up with fashion and gear related projects and we decided to use the hot geometric trend in fashion right now for our team theme.
I love jewelry and decided to make some DIY Painted Wooden Bracelets. This is a fun way to customize ordinary jewelry and make it extraordinary! You’ll love how easy this project is to make too.
Here is what you’ll need:
- Wooden Bracelets
- Cricut Explore cutting machine
- Cricut cutting mat
- Cricut Vinyl
- Acrylic Craft Paint
- Paint Brush
- Gold Glitter Spray Paint
- Acrylic Sealer Spray or Modge Podge
Create a geometric pattern for each bracelet in the Cricut Design Space and cut your design on the vinyl. Adhere the vinyl to your bracelet. Because the bracelets are round you’ll need to be patient as you smooth out all of the bubbles to get your stencil flat.
Once the vinyl is attached to the bracelet start painting it with your desired paint colors. Let dry and apply a second coat of paint if needed. I painted one of the bracelets with bright, bold colors, spray painted one with gold glitter spray paint.
I used a geometric pattern cut out of gold vinyl for the smaller bracelet, it’s actually one of my favorites.
Once the paint has dried on all of the bracelets spray a protective coat of acrylic sealer or brush on a thin coat of Modge Podge to seal the paint on the bracelets.
Now you’ve got a set of trendy new geometric DIY painted wooden bracelets that will jazz up any outfit!
What’s your favorite fashion trend right now? What design would you create for your own wooden bracelets?
Disclosure: I am a member of the Cricut Blogger Network. I may receive prizes in exchange for my winning projects. Even though I am not directly being compensated for these posts I am under consideration for a prize with Cricut Design Space Star. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.