Sunday, January 9, 2011

Make a friendship cuff from a cardboard roll

I recently visited Toronto to check out the Hand Of Man Craft Show.
This was my first visit and I was totally amazed by all the creative artisans.  I fell in love with so many products and had a chance to fill up my "inspiration tank" again.

Right now I'm loving handmade leather cuffs.   Such a great gender neutral accessory, don't ya think?
I saw one in particular that was made for a child.  It had flames on it and would have been perfect for Opal.
This is where I came up with the idea for the following craft!

Friendship Cuff
 

Wouldn't this be a neat gift to hand out on valentines day?  I find most valentines cards are geared towards girls.  Not this one! Opal was pretty "stoked" to have a "tough guy cuff". {His exact words.  Apparently he took on a new persona when he laced up the cuff}

Wondering how I made it?
Well, you'll have to scavenge your recycling bin for any left over paper towel rolls or wrapping paper rolls.  You could also use a toilet paper roll but this would require collecting them for awhile, if you plan on making several for you child's classmates.   


1. First gather your supplies.  You'll need your cardboard roll, funky paper, scissors, a hole punch, glue and colored twine or ribbon.  I printed this flame decal off of the computer.


2. Cut out a 1 1/4" strip from the roll to create the opening for the cuff.
3. Glue the paper decal to the roll
4. Round off the edges of the cuff
5. With the hole punch, punch two holes on each side of the cuff



6. Lace up the cuff and wear



You could also add some sticker quotes like I did.


Totally rad, 100% affordable{free}, wearable art!!!



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Wani said...

Super cute! I'm gonna have to do this with my kiddo! He'll love it!