Feature Friday- Popsicle Bracelets!

by Susan Myers on April 15, 2011

So I was looking through my vintage craft book collection and ran across a 1970 Pack O’ Fun magazine. They had instructions on how to take a simple popsicle stick and turn it into a bracelet.  I’m always happy to try and take a good idea and run with it.

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Well, I’m certainly on board for that. The thought of being able to make wood pliable put all kinds of ideas in my head. But we’ll start with the project at hand which happened to be bracelets. So just in time for Easter Baskets, lets put together some cute bracelets. With bling.

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For this project I used:

  • Popsicle sticks (bought the industrial strength size bag from Walmart because this project might go in future directions)
  • Drinking glass (for forming- use a glass with a top opening that is slightly smaller than you want your bracelet to end up)
  • Emory board or sand paper
  • Acrylic paint
  • Stick on jewels (for bling)
  • Mod Podge 
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The instructions in the magazine called for allowing the popsicle sticks to sit in water overnight. Once they have become completely saturated, it was simple enough to curve them to fit into the top of a drinking glass.

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I found that I still had to work the wood, warming it with my fingers, to make it pliable enough to fit into the top of the glass without splitting. My success rate was about 60%.

So, I tried it again, but this time I used a pan of water and boiled the popsicle sticks for about 30 minutes and then allowed them to sit in the hot water for another 30 minutes. This time my success rate for unsplit popsicle sticks was about 80%. Either way works well and if you aren’t as picky as I am, your success rate might be better. The sticks are cheap, so I’m okay with a bit of error.

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Once the sticks are formed in the glasses, I allowed them to thoroughly dry overnight and then easily removed them from the glasses.

I then used an emory board to sand them so that all edges and paint surfaces were smooth. 

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Now for the fun part!! I used my acrylic paints to paint in designs. I wanted them fun and colorful. Re-wetting the sticks with paint will cause them to open up a bit (hence the reason that I used a glass with such a small opening).

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Another option for the bracelets at this point would be to decoupage using scrapbooking paper. Or you could quill it, or apply fabric, or sequins, or pompoms, whatever your crazy mind or your ingenious children come up with.

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My final touch was to add stick on jewels that I found in the discount bin at the craft store, and then add a final protectant coat of Mod Podge.

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A simple craft with cute results! Now what else can we do with bent popsicle sticks? Hmmm……

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A Fourth of July version of this project was featured in the Summer 2013 edition of Kids Crafts 1-2-3 Magazine, available at Walmart.

If you enjoyed this tutorial, you might enjoy my Ice Cream Cart Bank tutorial.  Creating a miniature ice cream cart out of a wooden bank.

Or if you are wanting to make something cute for the kids rooms, check out my Flip Flop Pillow tutorial!

For over 100 more detailed tutorials, stop by my tutorial page.

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Here is another great kids craft bracelet idea using t-shirts!  Another fun idea for the kids this summer!

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1 B March 19, 2014 at 8:19 am

I knew I saved all those popsicle sticks for a reason! I love to do crafts with my kids and am always looking for creative uses for things we already have around the house. This is such a cute idea and your bracelets look great. Thanks for sharing this! :)

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2 Tara July 30, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Thanks for the cute idea. I plan to use this during craft time at our dance camp next month.

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3 jet May 7, 2013 at 10:52 am

awesome, at first i coudn’t believe you used wooden sticks.LOL but you’re right it’s to bow with water and carefully and patience;-D
I had made many years ago by using a flat iron and water a wooden boat.
And my sis made a wooden chair by using her oven and water.LOL
But i was totallly forgotten this idea. Thank you for the brilliant idea of using those sticks. Love this tute and the sharing.!!!!;-D

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4 Lulu Love February 27, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Hi! Thank you for putting this online. This is the first time I’ve been to this website, it took me a couple minutes to wait becuase of all the comments haha, but i loved the idea. The first time I saw this I was like ” Popsicle sticks….? ” and my face was like :??
But after I read this I was like this is so awesome! First time I’ve ever heard of this idea! I have one, but it’s storebought. Grrr. I spent $2.39 on it! But now that i know this idea I can make it myself AND remember not to buy these anymore! Haha xD

Thanks!!!!!

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5 Kristie October 4, 2012 at 11:03 am

That is so stinkin’ cool! I’m definitely trying!

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6 maryam September 26, 2012 at 6:36 am

awesome . really crreative

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7 yalda August 24, 2012 at 9:57 am

so great , i got many ideas from it

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8 Shawn August 17, 2012 at 4:22 pm

This is very similar to the process guitar makers use to bend the sides of a guitar. That being said, if you have a large barrel curling iron, after the soak, you could use that to bend the sticks to get exactly the shape you want, then tie a piece of string or a ribbon around it to hold the shape as it cools and dries. I think I might try this to see how it works!

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9 Nicole June 27, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I tried these, and they came out fantastic! I boiled the popsicle sticks like you said for 30 minutes, then let them cool slightly while still in the water. I formed them into 5 oz. plastic dixie cups to dry and those were the perfect size for the kids. I made 75 of them and only a handful splintered. They were much easier to bend while still warm and wet.

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10 Suzy June 27, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Nicole, I’m so glad they worked out for you! Sounds like you were incredibly busy!

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11 liz July 14, 2012 at 11:45 am

that craft is working really good for me i love it

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12 Amanda June 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Great idea I love these bracelets!

Jewelry Rage

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13 Lulu May 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm

If you have trouble bending the sticks try this – boil for about 30 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit in hot water for another 30 minutes. Drain off hot water and rinse the sticks in cold water. Drain and refill the cold water 2 or 3 times. Let the sticks you are not working with sit in the pan of cold water while you begin bending the first stick.

I just finished bending 300 sticks for a crafting party and using this method seemed to decrease the splitting rate dramatically.

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14 Nicole March 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

This is well intentioned, however I did them and they are WAY too big for a wrist, and I have a fat wrist! If you have a rotary tool drill that is delicate, you can easily poke two small holes on each end, and I actually strung through an elastic bracelet band so it snuggly fits your wrist! Thank you for the initial idea though!

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15 Suzy March 19, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Hi Nicole!

Yes, several others had mentioned in the comments that they went this route. A great idea! Mine were actually too small for my wrists as I had used very small glasses to make them. The process of adding wet paint to the wood will usually make them open up a bit, that is why I suggested small mouthed glasses. I used juice glasses. They were perfect for my daughter’s skinny wrists. Thanks so much for stopping by the Sitcom! Send me a photo of your finished project and I will be sure to post it!

suzy

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16 Jennie Blackburn March 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm

What if you put small holes in the ends of the sticks before soaking, either with a drill or crop aedile, then used ribbon to tie the bracelet together?

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17 Diane Billings February 26, 2012 at 10:48 am

These are beautiful. Great painted designs. An impressive inexpensive craft. Love it.

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18 Barbara Brice February 21, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Fantastic! My granddaughters and nieces will love these as gifts. : )

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19 Janyce Bailey December 20, 2011 at 8:12 pm

My brother recommended I would possibly like this website. He was totally right. This put up truly made my day. You can not believe just how so much time I had spent for this info! Thank you!

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20 Anonymous September 7, 2011 at 5:40 am

would adding food coloring *or easter egg die* in the boiling water work??? gonna find out! :)

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21 Zauberpalme September 5, 2011 at 9:19 am

What a brilliant idea! Absolutely awesome.

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22 Anonymous August 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Such a great idea! I can't wait to do this with my daughter and the little girl I nanny. They are always asking for a new and fun craft…I think I found one. Thank you!

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23 Anonymous August 24, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Suzy– This is such a cute idea. My 11 year old loves your site. She is very creative and likes to make things. She tried this, and soaked and bent, and they did bend but perhaps because none of our glasses were small enough (or too small) they were not good to actually wear as bracelets. But, she decided to practice painting designs (on flat sticks) while waiting for curling/ drying etc. and it turns out they make GREAT bookmarks for yourself, little gifts. So cute. My husband drills a small hole in the end when done to attach a tassle.

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24 D & N August 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Suzy
You are devine for responding. I had no idea one could set their comments so no replies can be posted so I most humbly apologize ;) Thank you for responding anyway!

So, I did buy the wider ones first. I soaked them over night. I boiled them for a half hour and messed with them for a minute before I decided to boil them for a half hour longer. And therein lies another problem. Wood floats. How do you jump that hurtle?

It just seems like they JUST NEVER got soft enough, especially the ends (same brand as in your pics). And the ones that I could bend slowly and gently enough never were circular- they wouldn't bend at the ends to lay flat against the inside of the glass.

So. Any thoughts to this would be greatly appreciated because I REALLY WANT TO DO THIS!!!

P.S. I'll mess with some buttons so comments can be posted!

Thanks again!!

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25 donna May 24, 2013 at 9:05 pm

i had the same problems, and i tried several times. i’m with you..any suggestions?

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26 Val Bennett August 16, 2011 at 12:04 pm

these are wonderful! And your artwork makes me envious! Sooooo beautiful. Thank you for sharing your ideas and talents

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27 Suzy Myers August 14, 2011 at 6:22 pm

D&N- your comment is set to no-reply, so I will have to try to help you here. I would recommend using the wider craft sticks if you are having difficulties. Soak them over night and then you have to gently bend them, working them into a good curve with your fingers. My success rate was definitely not 100%. If the stick had any mars or problem areas, the stick didn't bend to my liking. I went through a few before I got some that worked.

Hope that helps.
suzy

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28 D & N August 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm

erm. ok. yes. love these. so i tried it. did NOT work AT ALL. when i put them in the glasses none of them would bend completely so they turned out more horse shoe shape than half circle. they also all split horribly. what'd i do wrong? please help me out with this!

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29 Silke August 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Woow!! Love this one! I gonna try this one! Please take a look on my blog!

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30 Danee August 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Also shear genius. I would have never guessed these were made from popsicle sticks.

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31 Amanda August 10, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Hi Suzy! I remember seeing these when you first posted them. :)

I have a new site, Fun Family Crafts, it's similar in nature to Craftgawker and Spotlight, but different in that it's a library of craft tutorials geared only at kids. I would love it if you'd stop by and submit this to be featured! (I link to you, I don't post your tutorial on the site) Feel free to submit as many kid friendly craft tutorials as you like! http://funfamilycrafts.com/

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32 Anonymous August 9, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Ingenious ! ! !

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33 Eylem's Wardrobe August 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm

oh wow you are a genius!!!! thats so clever and so cute!!!

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34 Lisa Jo July 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm

I volunteer at our local senior center where I brought these to be decorated by the seniors. They had a great time, using markers and glitter glue as well as ribbon to make cute bracelets. The idea came from perusing your website. Thanks so much, Lisa Jo

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35 colormeperfect July 22, 2011 at 9:03 pm

These would make good napkin rings as well :D

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36 Renata July 6, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Thanks for posting this!

These will make great napkin rings too!

I was able to start bending my sticks after boiling for 30 minutes. I used a lower quality stick and it came out fine. I also noticed that the sticks with the knots would splinter or break every time.

I think I'm going to use mine as a craft for my dd's 5th birthday.

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37 Laura June 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I love it! Although I've tried to do and I have a problem, it is very open to me. Sorry for my bad English!

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38 Trish@CraftyMoods.com June 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm

You are out of this world!! all of your crafts are just genius! I am also a fellow crafter and would love to have you visit my work…
http://www.craftymoods.com

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39 Anonymous June 21, 2011 at 2:38 pm

School's out for summer & I SO need to get some sticks! What a great craft idea. I think the kids would luv to decorate a few of these…and mommy would too!
Kim @ tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

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40 tagalong June 19, 2011 at 2:06 pm

One of the most creative craft ideas I've seen in a long, long time. Gonna try it!

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41 Divya N June 10, 2011 at 1:17 pm

am gonna try this and I hope it works ;)

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42 iram June 3, 2011 at 4:41 am

these are so good i am a speech therapist so i have a lot of tongue depressors :) they will work great too :)stumbled you

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43 Flora June 2, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Amazing.

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44 karin May 20, 2011 at 5:21 am

I'm a teacher , and my children will love this.
Thank you for this great idea.

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45 Ashley May 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm

these totally rock…i love them

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46 NJ May 10, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Absolutely awesome….made some today and though my painting is no where near yours they still look lovely :). I have linked to this tutorial on my blog.

http://www.njs-randomness.blogspot.com

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47 phobbs May 10, 2011 at 8:17 pm

i am so going to try with my students – thanks!

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48 Jacqueline May 10, 2011 at 12:23 am

I love these! Was wondering though, have you tried the pre-colored sticks? I saw those today when I went to get those and man would that make things easier!! Wasn't sure if the color would come off though when soaking.

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49 Jeri April 29, 2011 at 11:43 pm

This is so cool. I actually ordered some large sticks and small ones to make bracelets and rings. Instead of drawing on them, I am going to make felt coverings for them and then decorate them with beads. I just loved this idea! You are so smart.

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50 AllieMakes! April 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm

WOW! Very cool!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie!
AllieMakes.blogspot.com

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51 Morela April 28, 2011 at 3:16 am

Hi,

I am a new follower. Can't wait to read more of your blog. Have a nice day!

Morela

http://myview-finder.blogspot.com
http://addsomechaos.blogspot.com
http://ihearttoys.etsy.com

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52 Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma April 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Simple. Easy. Must try!

Thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice, Suzy! Hope to see you back this week…

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53 The4Rs April 27, 2011 at 12:07 am

What a great idea, and so "green" and thrifty! Would you please post a link on my Linky Giveaway party? http://the4rsRamblings.blogspot.com
Thanks!
Sandy

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54 Melanie April 26, 2011 at 4:00 am
55 Patricia L April 25, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Now that is cool. I saw you featured on All Things Fee and had to click through to see how in the world you could bend popsicle sticks like that!

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56 Amy Bowman April 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm

featuring this post tomorrow at "AP Tuesday!" Thanks for linking up…my daughters can't wait to try this!

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57 Danielle April 24, 2011 at 9:40 pm

I wanted to let you know that I featured these in my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post -stop by and check it out.

Danielle

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58 Marianne April 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm

How cool and fun. I might have to try making some of these. Love the designs on yours, but I think I will stick with mod podge. You got skills girl with that paintbrush. Found you at New Nostalgia.

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59 Vicki Smith April 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm

This is a fantastic idea and I can't wait to try it out with a class that I teach. Thank you for sharing.

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60 {nifty thrifty things} April 23, 2011 at 9:44 am

Thank you so much again for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} and making my first party such a great success! I would love if you stopped by tomorrow and share more of your cute projects! :)
xoxo,
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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61 Sweet Peas and Bumblebees April 22, 2011 at 8:48 pm

So Adorable!!

I would love it if you would link it up to our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!!

Also, stop in for a chance to win our 100 Follower Giveaway {{Beaded Watch & Hobby Lobby Gift Card}}

Alisa
Sweet Peas and Bumblebees
sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

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62 Anna M. April 22, 2011 at 8:48 pm

They're incredible. I didn't think it was possible to do that with popsicle sticks.

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63 lbolling2 April 22, 2011 at 3:31 am

Such a cute project! I love them and I really love that anybody could do them in some way shape or form. We are not all great painters but with all the pretty papers and stick on stones out there most of us can come up with something great. Thanks for sharing.

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64 amyswandering April 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm

What a great summer project for my girls. Thanks!!

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65 Jessica, The Mom April 21, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I love this! I saw it on Not Just A Housewife and had to click for more details. Fabulous idea that I will definitely be trying with my three year old daughter! Thanks!

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66 Julie April 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I would love for you to come by and link up to Inspire Me Monday. It's up all week!
http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/04/inspire-me-monday_17.html

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67 Sam April 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Loooove these! I included this in a roundup of bracelet tutorials for those wanting to help out with Craft Hope:

http://www.bobalookids.com/2011/04/craft-hope-crafting-for-good.html

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68 liZ evans April 21, 2011 at 12:28 am

Dude…I can't believe that really works! How fun. I totally have to go and try it now.
liZ
(simplesimonandco)

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69 Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts April 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – I featured you today! – Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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70 Nancy ~ Inkcicles April 20, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Very clever!
:-)

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71 Marriah April 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

OMG that is so flippin brilliant! i am totally going to be making these! http://www.mylifeunzippe.blogspot.com

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72 Becky April 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I never would have thought that brittle popsicle sticks could be flexible. Amazing! Yeah for old magazines and thanks for sharing.

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73 Condo Blues April 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm

That's just brilliant! What really makes is your painting. Girl, you have TALENT.

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74 Jen April 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Fabulous idea! I am going to have to make this. I would love for you to come and share this at my Fantastic Friday link party. http://ironvioletdesigns.blogspot.com
thanks

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75 concretenprimroses April 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

these are great! I love vintage craft books too. TFS
Kathy

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76 Rachael @ The Little Birdie April 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm

BEAUTIFUL!! What a great idea, and a fun activity for kids too. I am definitely filing this one away. Thanks for posting, and for linking up at The Little Birdie! :)

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77 Janessa April 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Great Tutorial! Thanks for sharing! I am definitely going to try this!

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78 Mary April 20, 2011 at 2:14 pm

How about using them for headbands for such as american girl and stuffed dolls. I can see fancy fascinators for dolls right now !!!
That is why I never throw a craft magazine away. Particularly since they are so expensive now. $5 to $15 means it is a keeper!!
Thanks for the idea. I can't believe I came across one of those packs of sticks just yesterday while hunting some other stuff. Now if I can find the pan and start the water. Let you know the results Thanks again for the Idea!!

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79 The Gunny Sack April 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm

These are so cool! Never would've thought you could do this. Thanks for sharing with us!

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80 Jessica at Me Sew Crazy April 20, 2011 at 1:04 pm

this is seriously cool!!! My daughter and I will have so much fun making these!!!

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81 K. the Littlest Crafter April 20, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Very cool!

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82 amy@flexibledreams April 20, 2011 at 11:53 am

This is amazing! We will definitely be making this craft with my kids!

I pinned this post http://pinterest.com/pin/15172067/

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83 A Creative Dream... April 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

Those are just great, I can't wait to try them myself!

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84 Amanda April 20, 2011 at 11:40 am

This is such a fab idea, they look awesome!

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85 nrhnmrl April 20, 2011 at 6:07 am

harika ya teşekkürler

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86 April Showers April 20, 2011 at 4:37 am

LOVE this idea!!! I'm definitely going to be making these. I have hoards of popsicle sticks. I love your blog, and am your newest follower. And I'm follower #1000!!! Congrats! I feel so special to be your 1000th follower. :)

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87 CK April 20, 2011 at 4:34 am

These are absolutely AWEsome!!!

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88 Amy April 20, 2011 at 4:11 am

This is AMAZING!!! I can't wait to try this!

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89 Kathryn Michelle Jenkins April 20, 2011 at 2:49 am

this is so cool! what a great idea. thanks for posting.

new follower!
kathryn
http://www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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90 PBL April 20, 2011 at 12:59 am

Oh my gosh! How awesome! I am definitely going to try this. I've been searching for a new jewelry project. Thanks!

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91 The Activity Mom April 20, 2011 at 12:48 am

so fun! love it!

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92 Tanya April 20, 2011 at 12:36 am

This is awesome! I linked it in my home school forum. http://homeschool.forumotion.com/

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93 Jill April 20, 2011 at 12:01 am

Never knew you could do that with popsicle sticks! What a cute idea!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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94 Victoria April 19, 2011 at 10:58 pm

So cute! Kids will love making these. I'm posting a link to my Artfire Kids Guild. Thanks for posting.

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95 Emily Elliott April 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm

My daughter would love doing this project with me. Thanks for sharing!

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96 Ginger April 19, 2011 at 3:14 pm
97 Sara Henton April 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Holy freakin dinah who knew you could manipulate popsicle sticks? I'm so on this!!

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98 Di April 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm

What a great idea and a craft to do with kids too!

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99 Evimin İncileri Belgin April 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Süper fikir kızımla yapacağım teşekkürler :)

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100 Handy Man, Crafty Woman April 19, 2011 at 3:25 am

What a fun project!

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101 Anonymous April 19, 2011 at 3:08 am

Beautiful! Thanks for posting. XXOO

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102 shopannies April 19, 2011 at 12:30 am

I never thought about making braclets out of popsicle sticks very cool
come see what I shared on my blog http://shopannies.blogpspot.com

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103 Amy@ServingPinkLemonade April 19, 2011 at 12:13 am

This is awesome! I will definitely be remembering this one. Thanks!

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104 Moe April 18, 2011 at 10:47 pm

wow, look at all the amazing comments on this cool craft!! I've featured your tutorial on my blog Five Sixteenths http://fivesixteenthsblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/make-it-mondays-popsicle-stick.html
hope you'll pop by!!

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105 Kelly April 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I love it and I'd love it if you joined the Running with Glitter Link Party http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/04/running-with-glitter-5-link-party.html

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106 CelebratingGoodTimes.com April 18, 2011 at 9:06 pm

love this and do I have a lot of sticks!!! Now if I can just paint them as beautifully as you do!

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107 Annie April 18, 2011 at 7:59 pm

This is insanely awesome, and the decorating is beautiful!

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108 Erin April 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm

This is crazy! How cool. Great kid project!

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109 Spontaneous Threads April 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm

This is seriously great. Boiling the water- brilliant! Thanks

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110 Etcetorize April 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Love love love this project! It's definitely going in my 'to do' file.

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111 Christine April 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Wow! These are so cute.

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112 ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ April 18, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I'm impressed, very cleaver and cute also. Visiting for Sew Happy Geek.

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113 Felicia April 18, 2011 at 1:27 pm

No Way! I can't believe they are popsicle sticks! Looks awesome!

Would love for you to share at my link party!
http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/04/calling-all-crafters-3rd-edition.html

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114 Tanya April 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Love it! THose are awesome!

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115 Amanda April 18, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Heart heart heart

Featured today at Today's Top 20!

Amanda
http://www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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116 Anne Maskell April 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm

What a great idea! Your designs are fabulous. I'm going to file this project away for when my nieces visit me this summer. Thank you so much for sharing!(I'm visiting from SHG, hope you visit me too!)

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117 Amy April 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm

This is so cool. I am actually looking for crafts for Vbs this summer. Awesome. Love it.

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118 kristy.lynn @ kristy.makes April 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm

WOW! who knew you could bend those things?! what a great idea! totally bookmarking for later use! :)

thanks for sharing! found you via fingerprints on the fridge! :)

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119 Lora April 18, 2011 at 12:17 pm

GET OUT! this rocks!!! Thank you SO much for sharing this AWESOME idea. I can't wait to get started!!! :)

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120 Jessica April 18, 2011 at 11:05 am

What a great idea! These remind me a little of a modern (and much cuter) version of the old 80's slap bracelet. :-)

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121 ladyjane1967 April 18, 2011 at 10:16 am

How cute, will love to try these .I have a friend who will do this as she has several children.
Will pass this on to her. Thanks to people who are doing green projects!

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122 Melissa April 18, 2011 at 1:46 am

Great idea! I love how they turned out!

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123 jo_annie April 18, 2011 at 12:30 am

what a fabulous idea! can't wait to try this out!

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124 Deepi's World April 17, 2011 at 10:45 pm

What a great idea…they are so pretty!!

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125 Kim April 17, 2011 at 9:58 pm

So cool! I can't wait to try these with my daughter. She will love them!

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126 Mimi April 17, 2011 at 9:51 pm

These are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your bracelets. I wonder if you could even use a Sharpie on it?

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127 tülin April 17, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Harika.Çok beğendim.

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128 Shala Kerrigan April 17, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Just a fantastic project. Thank you!

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129 taidyeoriginal April 17, 2011 at 6:05 pm

wow! These are amazing and so simple! Thanks for the fun tutorial!

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130 Michelle L. April 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Absolutely gorgeous! What a genius idea to use a glass like that!

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131 Norene April 17, 2011 at 3:54 pm

they turned out prettier than I could picture them , of course.

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132 Jaderbomb April 17, 2011 at 3:19 pm

OMG!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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133 ohazgal.1463 April 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm

L O V E This ! No kids, but I'll try this one !LOL! It probably would work for kidlets too. Maybe want to do the "bending" then let the kids decorate.

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134 Cheryl @ Sew Can Do April 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm

These are awesome!!

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135 {nifty thrifty things} April 17, 2011 at 10:29 am

That's so cute!! I love the bracelets!
I am hosting my first linky party today and would love for you to link up! :) {nifty thrifty sunday}
xoxo,
Vanessa

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136 House Revivals April 17, 2011 at 6:31 am

OH, Wow! These are beautiful! Such a cool idea, but you took it over and above with your fabulous painting!
~Amanda

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137 Katie April 16, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Wonderful idea and perfect timing! I was just hoping for some cute bracelet tutorials to participate in Craft Hopes newest endeavor. Thanks!

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138 Jengerbread April 16, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Very cool! I may have to try this!

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139 Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made April 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm

So I thought I'd seen everything — NOT! And I thought those WERE covered with paper — you are one talented painter! I think I'll stick to paper! Thanks for the great tutorial and suggestions — will be bookmarking this one for sure!

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140 La Bouilloire Noire April 16, 2011 at 7:42 pm

loads of fun! Who needs kids to do this one?

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141 Amanda April 16, 2011 at 6:13 pm

How fun! We will be making some of these for the next Craft Hope project!!

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142 Rebekah★All Thingz Related★ April 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm

My daughter and I are going to try this! :)

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143 Chameleon Girls April 16, 2011 at 12:59 pm

We will give this a try! Great ideas!!!

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144 Rhonda @ Dollar Store Crafts April 16, 2011 at 7:41 am

Love this idea! Thanks for submitting them to Dollar Store Crafts – I'll be linking!

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145 Judy Bagwell April 16, 2011 at 2:41 am

Awesome idea. I hope to give these a try myself.

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146 Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home April 16, 2011 at 2:13 am

Wow these are so neat, I never would have thought you could bend them link that. As usual, your artistic talent shows!

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147 Rachel April 16, 2011 at 1:54 am

Those are adorable!

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148 Maridith @ Strictly Homemade April 16, 2011 at 12:58 am

Now that is fun!! Great idea!!

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149 Ειρηνη Σ April 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm

very nice!!!!!!

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150 Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space April 15, 2011 at 8:08 pm

I have a gazillion popsicle sticks, and kids who apparently don't care for crafting with popsicle sticks at all…thanks for the brilliant solution to my problem! :)

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151 Erica {B is for Boy} April 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm

I would have never imagined that popsicle sticks could bend! I have 2 boys but I guess their's could be called cuffs vs bracelets!

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152 Prairie Patch April 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm

These is brilliant! I had no idea popsicle sticks could bend. I'll be trying this soon.

Cheers,
Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

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153 June@I will craft April 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Wow what a great idea. I remember getting those Pack O' Fun magazines when I was younger. A couple years ago I even came across a stack my Mom kept but they were so musty smelling that I didn't keep them to see what treasures they had inside.

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154 cherrylej April 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

wow! that's amazing, i didn't know popcicle sticks can be as fashinable as that! you're awesome.

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155 Two Shades of Pink April 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm

This is incredible! I love this idea and my girls would go crazy over this! They are all about the bracelets and having them be a craft? Just awesome.

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156 Saphy April 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Thank you for sharing that looks amazing and I will certainly be giving it a try!

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157 Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand April 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm

This is amazing…thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower and plan on featuring this in my Sunday Stalker edition. Please stop by, check it out, and grab a button if you would like.

Jessica
http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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158 Staci April 15, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Decorating these would be a great little-girl-party activity. Of course, my big girl is gonna want to try this too!

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159 Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs April 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

That is so cool! I love how you painted them and then added the little jewel. They all look amazing! :) Im bookmarking to try later!! :)

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160 sweet european dreams April 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

oh. my. goodness. My daughter will FLIP over these. This is now added to my list of summer-survival crafts! Thanks so much for including the tutorial as well. Glad I found you today via the Favorite Things linky! -diane
http://www.sweeteuropeandreams.com

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161 Kathy in FW TX April 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Suzy – you are just so cool!! I wish I had kept all my old children's magazines now. Your painting is amazing!! Love this craft.

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162 Terri @ A Creative Princess April 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Suzy, this is awesome!!! I'm going to try it today! Thank you! I'm featuring this on Sat.

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163 Lynda April 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

put quilling on them and sell them on etsy!!!!!!

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164 Lynda April 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Are you gonna sell these on etsy? you should

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165 Moe April 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

This is so flipping great!! I am going to run to get some sticks asap!!
I tweeted your link lol :) :) :)

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166 Michelle@Somedaycrafts April 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Very cool idea! I didn't know you could bend those without them breaking. I will feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com today.!

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167 Joyce - Quilted Nest April 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

You 'hand painted' these? Amazing! Everything is so perfect and even.

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168 Lynne April 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Really, really cute!! I definitely see you coming up with a whole new series!

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169 chillin with Quillin April 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Awsom ,love the designs and bling!
Paula

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170 mississippi artist April 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm

How cute! I might have to try this. Love the colors and designs on yours.

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171 Linda April 15, 2011 at 11:42 am

Thanks! The bracelets are great, you did such a good job painting them. It would be fun to try with my grand daughter.

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172 Toucan Scraps April 15, 2011 at 10:17 am

fantastic fun project Suzy.

I'm going to tweet this.

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173 Raquel W. April 15, 2011 at 9:11 am

Oh I am so gonna try this!!!! awesome POST! <3 your blog!

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