July 16, 2012

DIY Bungee Cord Bracelet

I was having a bit out DIY burnout recently, with half-baked projects and no fresh ideas, but a trip to Home Depot quickly turned that around and made me excited again to create. I found this pack of brightly colored mini bungee cords for about $3, tossed a copper coupling in the mix, and had everything I needed for a new bracelet.







Tools and Materials:
Mini bungee cords (10 inch)
Copper coupling
Lighter
Scissors
Not pictured: Super glue







Snip the ends off the bungees, and give them all a good couple of stretches. (This way, they will slide easier over your wrist.)
Thread all the bungees through the copper coupling. 

To connect the ends of each bungees: Hold the two ends in one hand. Use the lighter to melt down the nylon around the rubber core. Working quickly and carefully, press the two melted ends together to fuse them together. (You're fusing the colored threads around the rubber core. )Repeat for each bungee.

Slide the copper coupling over the fused ends, and use a toothpick to add ample glue inside the coupling, securing the bungees in place.


17 comments:

  1. I think it can be made of hair bands also... Cute and simple diy :)

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    1. Hair bands would work! Especially the colorful ones : )

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  2. Cute project! Does the copper part have smooth edges?

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  3. Love it. Nice summer color. And in a pinch, you could strap something down with it.

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    1. Yeah! Total MacGyver with this one!

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  4. Mini bungee cords!! Love this, so fun!!
    xx
    Lia
    Smart n Snazzy

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  5. That's so cute! I love bungee cord. :)

    One thing you could do with the copper, if you had a ball peen or chasing hammer, is use the ball part to texture it. Or you could use metal letter stamps to stamp your name on it. I think they have those things at Michaels now, said the jewelry enabler. ;)

    I also like to use a hammer and ice pick for texture. Looks very cool.

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    1. Those are some great ideas! I've seen those stamps at Michales too, but love the textured idea!

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  6. Great post with great info. Had a good look around on your site and I will be back!
    Enamel Bangle Bracelets

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  7. Great!
    Months ago i bought a kit of bungees like this ( other colors) but i did not found the way to use them, thanks for sharing!

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  8. You're a genius! Nice Idea.

    Also, i love your blog! It's one of my favorites.

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    xo

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  9. Genius! It's so simple but I would never have thought to secure it with a piece of copper. Love the colors!!!

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  10. I am so making this!! I already have the copper things too!

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  11. Love all your hardware store purchases turned into jewelry DIYs.
    xx
    maya

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