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Patriotic Water Bottle Bracelet

By: Heidi Borchers

Go green and celebrate the Fourth of July with plastic bottle crafts! Make a Patriotic Water Bottle Bracelet from Heidi Borchers using an empty bottle and red, white and blue buttons. Wear it on the nation's birthday to show your patriotic spirit.

Patriotic Water Bottle Bracelet
 

Materials:

  • Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel & Stick Tape
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Plastic water bottle (smooth sided)
  • Embroidery floss – 1 skein each color
  • Buttons
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch (small)
  • Darning needle

Instructions:

  1. Working approximately 1″ up from bottom of bottle, apply Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel & Stick Tape around bottle.

    Patriotic Water Bottle Bracelet
     
  2. Space tape approximately 1/4″ apart on bottle.

    Patriotic Water Bottle Bracelet
     
  3. Using craft knife, carefully punch into side of bottle and cut along tape line approximately 3″.

    Patriotic Water Bottle Bracelet
     
  4. Use scissors to cut out bracelets.

    Patriotic Water Bottle Bracelet
     
  5. Punch holes in bracelet using largest button as measurement for spacing.

    Patriotic Water Bottle Bracelet
     
  6. To apply floss, peel back liner paper approximately 1″ at a time and wrap floss around and around. To keep floss from knotting, leave wrappers on skein and only pull out a small length at a time. Wrap entire bracelet. Use Aleene’s Tacky Glue to glue ends of floss to inside of bracelet. Stack buttons and stitch through holes on bracelet.

    Patriotic Water Bottle Bracelet

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make Friendship Floss Water Bottle Bracelets and How to Embellish a Floss Bracelet with Buttons.

 

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