I am so excited that today is Friday! Not only because the weekend has arrived, but because here at The Ribbon Retreat, we know you are crazy busy and sometimes don’t have the time to sew a quilt, a skirt, a bag, or to create a beautiful bow! AND, sometimes you just don’t want to spend a ton of money on a big craft project! So…we are going to help you out with both of those issues because every Friday we are going to share with you a project that is super fast, super easy and only costs $5.00…or LESS!!! Are you ready for your first project? Welcome to $5.00 Fridays and please help me welcome Kim from seven thirty three! She is sharing how to make the most incredible Ribbon Cuffs both boys AND girls are sure to LOVE!
Today I’m here to share with you the Ribbon Wrist Cuff I made for my son. I don’t know about your boy, but mine likes to accessorize every now and again, but there aren’t a lot of options out there for boys! He’s not into anything girly and has a very specific idea of what he wants to wear, so when I came up with this idea and mentioned it to him, he was all for it. We went through The Ribbon Retreat site together and picked some ribbons we thought would look good together. Let’s get to making some Boy Cuffs, shall we?
(I used: Checks, Lodge Plaid, Denim, Shamrocks, Music Notes, and Cotton Webbing)
First measure your child’s wrist. Add 1″ to that and trim both ribbons to that size.
Using hot glue or fabric glue, adhere the thinner ribbon to the top of the wider one.
Add your button snaps to each end of the cuff. I prefer the no-sew button snaps. I ended up purchasing an inexpensive snap fastener tool that you place the snap and fabric in and hit with a hammer. They are very simple to put together, follow the directions on the package.
That’s it! You can add buttons or other embellishments such as embroidery stitches as desired.
(For the top bracelet in the above picture I used black webbing, and unfortunately it was too thick for the snaps so I ended up sewing velcro in place of the snaps. I also had to make it a bit longer than the other cuffs so that it would fit around my son’s wrist and fasten closed).
What a great $5.00 project perfect for all the little peeps in your life. I have two boys that LOVE to wear “BOY” bracelets….they are going to love these! Thank you Kim for kicking off our $5.00 Fridays with such an incredible BANG! Make sure to visit Kim at seven thirty three for more awesome projects, tutorials, printables, and a whole lot of fun!
Accessories are so fun and a must have to many ladies and their outfits. I particularly love bracelets. Take a look at these other fun bracelets tutorials!
The Ribbon Retreat carries all of the supplies used in these fun bracelet/cuff tutorials. AND…don’t forget to stop by to check out our Daily Deals and Weekly Specials. These deals are HOT, and you won’t want to miss em’!
Happy Creating & Happy Ribbon Cuffs!