The weather has finally turned warm enough to wear short sleeves, so in honor of that, it's bracelet week at Ink and Glue! I have a few variations on today's basic tissue paper bangle in the works, so stay tuned. The design of this one relies entirely on the bright, cheery colors of craft tissue paper, so choose your colors carefully. (As you can see, I went all crazy-festive with mine.) If you know how to braid, you can make one in just a few minutes.
You should end up with a braided cord, like so. Measure the length around the wearer's wrist, and trim the ends so there's about an inch of overlap, and making sure to keep the bangle wide enough to slide on and off the hand.
If you want a longer-lasting bracelet, dab the bangle (don't brush, unless you're sure your tissue paper won't bleed) all over with Outdoor Mod Podge and let it dry. Add a second coat over the first for extra strength. There's also Hard Coat Mod Podge, which claims to be extra durable, but it doesn't say it's water-resistant, so assume that it isn't.
Or, just enjoy your bangle as an ephemeral object!
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.