Wednesday, 8 August 2012

CRAFT DIY - Make bracelets from price tags!

Today I have been making bracelets that are the simplest to make - and practically free! You will need a few simple jewellery making tools such as bead pliers and flat headed pins.

This tutorial is all about repurposing things that will otherwise end up getting thrown away: the price tags from your new purchases!! I bought a bunch of underwear in the sales this week, and noticed they had a really pretty neon thread on the tags that reminded me of pretty friendship bracelets I have been seeing all over the internet and in shops recently. Even better they are already tied with a perfect knot and the ends have been sealed! So pretty much all we have to do is add a charm and we are good to go. 

The materials you will need are:
1 price tag with pretty string / thread to become your bracelet
1 statement bead
1 flat headed pin
1 'o' ring
1 seed bead (only if like my statement bead, yours has a hole which is too big for the flat headed pin!)

A set of jewellery pliers to cut wire, curve wire, and open and close the 'o' ring.

Step 1: Gather all your tools, remove and discard the price tag

Step 2: Grab your pin, thread on the seed bead, then your statement bead, and then using your wire cutters, leave a length of no more than a cm and cut off the rest of the pin wire. Using your curved pliers, turn this length into a little loop (so it is a tiny loop coming out of the top of my birdie bead!)
Step 3: Use your pliers to open the 'o' ring and attach it through the loop you made. Attach onto your thread! (I chose to squeeze my 'o' ring flat so that the charm stayed where it was and wasn't flying around everywhere!)
Step 4: Wear with pride and enjoy telling people you made it yourself :)
Now i want to go and buy cute silver charms to attach to these bracelets! Maybe a cat or a flower or an owl! And I will be wearing this stacked up with friendship bracelets I have been making lately :)


  1. Fab diy ! I'm a sucker for DIY atm so you just got a new follower ! :))

    1. Thanks :) loving the DIY on your blog too!!

  2. No way that is insane.. who would have ever thought.. very cute.