Repurposing items for crafts is my favorite. I have been saving my coffee cup sleeves each time I go to Starbucks and I finally decided to craft with them! I thought making bracelets with my daughter would be fun. Little did I know, my son would want in on the crafting too!
So go grab a cup of coffee, and I’ll show you a few ways to create a cute bracelet with that cardboard coffee sleeve and items you probably already have around your home.
How to make bracelets with Starbucks coffee sleeves.
Next time you buy coffee keep your cup sleeve, or if you’re at the coffee shop, grab a few extras.
Now cut the cardboard to size, then roll it inside out. You will want to decorate the inside. Rolling it like this makes the cardboard curve the correct way, so you can wear it.
Gather some ribbon, a stapler, hot glue, paint or any other items you want to decorate a bracelet with. I used ribbon for this one. I stapled the ribbon to the end.
Then I made a wavy pattern by using my hot glue gun.
I then found some thin ribbon and wrapped it around as another decorative pattern. I glued it in a few spots.
Get fancy and make one for yourself too! It’s fun!
You can make all kinds of jewelry with cardboard. Check out the DIY rings I made out of coffee cup sleeves!
Enjoy your coffee and have fun crafting.
Originally published on August 2, 2011. Last Updated on April 15, 2013 by Amy Locurto