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It's that time of year.
Are you tempted?
Something for you, or maybe a friend?
Short of cash?
Well then this maybe the choice for you.
First you need one of these:-
Which you cut into rings:-
Bind with ribbon:-
We made several different kinds, this is bias binding.
Leave to dry - glue the inside first and then fold over the front. Do not use a hot glue gun or it will melt.
You can find more ideas int he book called Green Bling, turning bottles into Bandles by Heidi Borchers.
So that's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, apart from the bits that I left out.
The project was my suggestion to the boys, a birthday present for their sister. They recognized pretty and therefore appropriate. After that I was pretty much on my own. However, with a little persuasion they were fully present to pass the glue when asked, choose the colours and the 'gems.' They were particularly insistent that there should be no scratchy bits on the inside where there would be skin contact. The element of surprise or secret was a bit of a blow out, as their sister was present in another room to witness the ruckus and heated debate about her preferences, but you can't have everything in life and I suspect that she was quite impressed that they took such care.
I think that probably counts as a silver lining?