I have recently acquired a humongo (that's short for humongous) bottle of Stiffy's Fabric Stiffener. When I bought it, I had another fantastic project in mind. But with such a big bottle - I've been looking for other fun projects that involve fabric stiffener. A quick and easy craft to start with are these fun, colorful fabric bangles. This is my adaptation of Natasha's fabric bangles.
Fabric (this is a great project to use some of your scrap pieces of fabric on)
Fabric Stiffener (I bought it at Jo-Ann for $1 with a $5 off coupon)
Round object to mold your bangles (I used a candle a little larger than my wrist)
Gather your fun fabric and cut them into strips 1/2 inch wide and long enough to wrap around your round object with a little extra fabric to allow the ends to overlap. It's ok if they're not perfect! (Obviously.)
Make sure you're in a well ventilated area. Pour a small amount of fabric stiffener into the plastic cup. Take one of your strips of fabric and dip it into the stiffener, coating it completely. Press out the excess fabric stiffener with your fingers (time to bring out the inner child in you).
Take the wet (but not soaking) strip of fabric and fold it in half. Wrap it around your round object (mold), overlapping the ends. Repeat these steps with the other strips you've cut out. For the yellow strips, I folded them in half but I also twisted them while wrapping around the candle.
I wrapped the strips straight onto the candle, but if you don't want to ruin your "round object/mold", then wrap it first with plastic wrap.
Patiently wait for the bangles to dry. This was the hardest part. Carefully pull them off of your round object. Aaand you're done! I love them, and I can't wait to don them with a casual fitted tee and chucks kind of outfit. :) What do you think??