Don’t throw away that empty roll of Duck Tape! Upcycle into something super fashionable.
Ever since I made my Painted Cross-Stitch Dress last spring I’ve been pretty obsessed with all things faux cross-stitch. I’m always excited when another opportunity arises to create more!
I tend to hoard things rather than throw them out if I think I could possibly reuse them in some way. I keep a basket in my craft space for just such items. Can you tell what this upcycled painted cross-stitch cuff once was? It’s one of my favorite things to repurpose!
So Soft Fabric Paint in Bright Coral
So Soft Fabric Paint in Bright Avocado
So Soft Fabric Paint in White
Canvas shelf liner
Empty duct tape roll
I chose this canvas shelf liner over regular fabric because it gives the bracelet a little more weight AND it’s water resistant, so if it gets wet you don’t have to worry about it penetrating through to the cardboard.
Take off unused tape from the roll (all that was left was the tape directly adhered to the cardboard). Measure and trim a piece of the shelf liner that will wrap around the roll with just a slight overlap and the top and bottom will overlap as well on the inside of the roll.
Adhere liner to the outside of the roll with the wet adhesive of your choice. I suggest Beacon’s 3-in-1, Fabri-Fix, or E6000. I would not recommend a hot glue gun because it may melt the plastic on the shelf liner.
Fold over one side of the liner and adhere to the inside of the roll. Smooth out any wrinkles. Repeat with the other side.
Start roughly in the middle of the pattern and begin painting small x’s on the bracelet.
Don’t worry if you mess up the pattern. No one will ever know. Just keep working.
Don’t worry if you cannot fit the entire pattern on the bracelet. Now one will ever know.
Can you see where I messed up? Did you notice that I can’t fit the bottom two lines of the pattern onto the bracelet? I bet no on both counts!
Once your first color is dry, being filling in the other colors. To create the lighter pink color I mix a 2:1 ratio of the Bright Coral and White fabric paints.
Now you have a brand new piece of unique jewelry, and it barely cost a thing! I don’t know about you, but that is my favorite kind of jewelry.