DIY Ankara African Dutch wax print bangles

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These DIY Ankara African wax print bangles are super easy and fun to make. After being inspired by this great blog post and this one, I have been really eager to make them myself. My current bangles are too beautiful to be covered up with fabric, therefore I’ve used plain wooden bangles which I bought from an online DIY-shop.

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Supplies needed:

⦁ textile scissors
⦁ measuring tape
⦁ glue gun
⦁ strips of your favorite Ankara African wax print fabric
⦁ wooden bangles (available at Amazon or online DIY-shops. You can also recycle your old bangles/bracelets)

Let’s do it!

Measure your fabric and cut it into strips of about 3-inch by 16-inch. When necessary, you can always add some extra fabric if it’s too short.

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Fold the strip of fabric a few times until you have one hemmed strip. Glue it together to hold it in place.

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Glue one end of the hemmed strip and secure it on the inside of the bangle.

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Wrap the strip around the bangle, while doing this pull the fabric taut.

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If you are at the end of your fabric, secure it by gluing it on the inside of the bangle. If the fabric is too short, glue it down and start with a new strip of fabric.

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Voilà! It’s just that simple. Make different sizes of bangles to make it playful. It’s also fun to wear bangles in different colors or to mix them with bangles from other materials.

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