Recycled Coffee Sleeve Bracelet

#CraftLightning Recycled Craft - Coffee Sleeve Bracelet via @mvemother
We are a family of recyclers, which is why I was so excited to be a part of this month’s Craft Lightning-15 Minute Craft Series featuring Recycled Crafts! There will be over 25 quick, recycled crafting projects, so be sure to click on the link at the end of this post. But before you go, check out our contribution, this stylish number!

Turning a coffee sleeve into a bracelet is a fun recycled craft that I love because you can create a one of a kind piece of artwork to wear! Here are the supplies I used to make our bracelet, all links are affiliate links.
  • coffee sleeve
  • turquiose paint
  • spouncers (paint sponges)
  • PSA Essentials Stamper
  • Black Ink Refill and Pink Ink Refill
  • Rosettas Set Peel & Stick Stamps
  • Mod Podge
  • E6000 glue

With that list of supplies I’m sure you’re thinking there’s no way this craft takes less than 15 minutes, but I promise it does! To start things off I carefully pulled apart my sleeve so I could lay it flat. You’ll also want to do this so you can re-size it, if needed.

Next I applied a layer of paint with the spouncer. I used the sponge because you can usually get a thicker layer of paint with it and I was worried about the print from the sleeve bleeding through. Something did bleed through but not what you’d think.*

Once the paint dried I used the stamper to create a random pattern, in both the colors, on the sleeve.
Next up I put on a layer of Mod Podge just because I had some time to kill. It wasn’t until AFTER I ran the brush across the stamped ink that I began to worry that I might’ve made a mistake. Thankfully the ink didn’t bleed or smudge at all! Yay! 

Once that dried I had my daughter make a fist and measured the bracelet around it. This way I knew she’d be able to get it on and off easily. I trimmed it up with a pair of scissors and then applied a layer of E6000 glue.

Glueing together
To hold the bracelet in place while the glue cured, about 24 hours, I used binder clips.

Sure there were many pauses is this project as I waited for the various steps to dry but I used that time to have dinner so it worked out perfectly!

*Remember when I mentioned I was worried about the ink from the sleeve bleeding through all the paint and stamps? Well before we got started I had actually stamped the sleeve using a poodle stamp…in orange. Can you see where it bled through? That’s some seriously strong ink!

#CraftLightning - Coffee Sleeve Bracelet via @mvemother
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