Yes, yes I know that April is over but I’m still plugging away on the rest of the items in the www.dollarstorecrafts.com ‘s Super Secret Stashbusting Challenge envelope. When I saw the pretty super thick, super soft fluffy yarn scraps in the envelope, I knew I wanted to try making it into another water bottle bracelet.
As you can see it’s a variegated yarn in shades of reds. I thought of my mom when I first saw it because her favourite colour is red and big chunky jewellery is just her style! Since the yarn itself is so thick and soft, I didn’t bother wrapping the bracelet with any quilt batting like I did with some of the other bracelets. I simply wrapped the yarn around the bracelet shaped piece cut from a plastic water bottle, securing it with glue as I went (I used Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue and it worked very well).
The yarn just barely didn’t make it all around the bracelet so I had one little part left showing. I had wanted to embellish the bracelet in some way anyway and this just forced me to be a little more creative about just how to embellish it. I love all those felt and fabric flowers I’ve seen around the blogosphere lately – usually presented as brooches – and I decided that one of them would be really pretty on this bracelet.
I used some scrap pieces of burgundy felt that I had in my stash and cut them into these rounded triangle/petal like shapes.
At the base of this shape (opposite the point), I applied a dab of Aleene’s No Sew Glue and pinched the two corners together. I glued 6 of these flower petals together and then another 6 together. Finally, I glued each of the two groups of 6 together to form a complete flower.
For the center of the flower, I cut a strip of pink felt and rolled it into a coil, securing with glue and then gluing onto the flower. More glue holds the flower in place on the bracelet.