Star Bangled Bracelet
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Star Bangled Bracelet

Here's a patriotic project for you: a wooden bracelet all decked out in shining paint colors of the American flag.

Patriotic Painted Wood Bangle

Materials:

DecoArt Products Required
Americana Gloss Enamels

  • DAG01 - White
  • DAG36 - True Blue
  • DAG265 - Tuscan Red

Americana Brushes

  • DBR2002-B - Round 2

Supplies

  • 1/4" flat brush
  • Foam plate
  • 2" square of cardstock
  • Sectioned wood bangle bracelet, Bangle Creations; Randa International, Inc., 10448055

Instructions:

Preparation: Remove all stickers or labels from surface before painting

  1. Alternating colors and painting one side at a time, paint sections of bracelet White, Tuscan Red, and True Blue. Let dry.
     
  2. Use small round brush to paint White stripes on Tuscan Red bracelet sections; let dry.
     
  3. Dip end of brush handle in White and dot on True Blue sections. Let dry.
     
  4. Trace and cut star pattern from center of cardstock. Trace star onto center of each White bracelet section. Paint stars Tuscan Red or True Blue, and let dry.

Helpful Hint
For ease in painting sections, stretch bracelet over a can or glass covered in plastic wrap when painting.
 

Star Pattern

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This little wooden bracelet looks just like ones I have seen in little shops but it's even better because you make it yourself. Great tip using a glass or something similar to help hold it in place while you paint. You could use this same theme and technique for a wooden plaque for some extended decor! Lovely idea!

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