Crazy Easy Anthro Knockoff Bracelet

So the last week or so I’ve been out of the swing of things because of a little pinched nerve in my back. Oh joy.

I can’t really lay around for a week and not get fidgety.
I reread the entire Harry Potter series – and watched all the movies. (I’m not the only rereader out there right??)
I stalked people on Instagram. (seriously – how addicting is that?? I just really need to know what you’re having for lunch or what your new shoes look like.)
And I definitely couldn’t go the week without crafting.
The problem was I was pretty limited in what I could do – so I needed something super easy!

I did a little online browsing and found a super simple Anthro Bracelet to knock off!

These are sweet little fabric wrapped cuffs that are decorated with a bit of bling. They come together really fast – like a half an hour.
{Though that info is NOT in the title – nor will it ever be again. Apparently when you include the time it takes you to make something in the title of the post it incites riots. Just in case you were wondering.}

Aren’t they cute??

Here’s the Anthro inspiration – it comes in at $58.

And here’s what you’ll need to make your own!

  • 1 metal cuff – these came from Michael’s but you can find them on Etsy too
  • Fabric for wrapping
  • Pin or vintage earring or other decorative piece
  • Hot Glue, E-600

Start by cutting two 2″ x 2″ pieces of your fabric. Glue the square of fabric to the end of the cuff, so half the fabric is on the cuff, and half can be wrapped to the back.

Trim any extra fabric, wrap it to the back and glue down.

Repeat for the other end of the cuff.
Cut a long strip of fabric, about 45″ x 2″. Fold one side over and glue the strip to the back of the cuff. For all the fabric glueing, I used a hot glue gun.

Start wrapping the strip around the cuff, with the folded edge covering the unfolded edge as you wrap.

Continue wrapping until you reach the other side of the cuff. Add a bit of glue under the fold each time you wrap to hold the fabric in place.
When you get to the last wrap of the cuf, fold over both sides and tuck the end of the strip under. Glue the end to the back side of the cuff.

Now glue your decorative piece in the center of the cuff. E-6000 will hold this down a little better and be less messy.
You can use a brooch, a big button, vintage clip-on earrings – anything that you want!

You will just want to clip off any metal pieces that make the piece sit up too high. You can usually use heavy duty wire clippers for that.

It’s so easy to make up cuffs for any outfit or style! I love how this pink version came together! I used a lightweight voile for the fabric and a vintage clip-on earring.
(a seriously huge clip-on earring)

These would make great presents or stocking stuffers too!

What do you think? Crazy Easy right? :)

What color combination would you make first?

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43 Comments

  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Cinnamon Sangria

    I finally made this bracelet! I love it! Thank you for the idea and tutorial.
    http://www.cinnamonsangria.blogspot.com/2013/03/craft-exchange.html

  • Reply September 28, 2013

    Victoria

    I love your Anthro knockoffs. I like you versions far better than the originals. Truly. Great Job!

  • Reply November 24, 2013

    Gerry Parsons

    I am spending my Sunday afternoon printing the directions to your wonderful tutorials. I love to putter at crafts, and am so delighted to find a site not only with instructions but also INSPIRATION!!!

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