Bow bracelet

Suit and (bow) tie bracelet

Bow bracelet

OK…call me corny, but I love me some JT (Justin Timberlake that is.) And since my love of JT can’t be held back, I’m going to subject you to a little junior-high make-me-some-concert-outfit craft on you. And yes, I will be wearing it to his concert this Friday! Oh yea bring it!

Let me give you a hint…it’s in the title of his song Suit and Tie.┬áNow if you aren’t familiar with this song, here is a little lyric sample.

And as long as I got my suit and tie
I’ma leave it all on the floor tonight
And you got fixed up to the nines
Let me show you a few things
All pressed up in black and white
And you’re dressed in that dress I like
Love is swinging in the air tonight
Let me show you a few things

OK, now onto the musical craft…

MATERIALS

Bow bracelet materials

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1

Download and print the bow template.

Trace and cut out piece A and B out of the leather trim.

Tip: Place the cut out template on the backside of the leather and use some washi tape to hold it down as you cut it out.

Bow bracelet - Step 1

Step 2 – Making the bow

Turn piece A wrong side facing up. Dab a little bit of the cement in the center and on each of the ends of the leather and let it dry for 15-20 minutes.

Once the cement has set, fold towards the center (wrong sides facing) until the two ends meet together. Press the ends together to set the cement.

Bow bracelet - Step 2

Step 3 – Attaching the bow

Take the finished bow and decide where to place it on your bracelet. (I chose to center it on the bracelet.)

Flip the bow over so the seams are facing up and set aside.

Repeat the application process of the cement and dab a little cement on the backside of the finished bow and a little on the front of the bracelet.

Allow it to dry for 15-20 minutes and then press the two pieces together.

Bow bracelet - Step 3

Step 4 – Attaching center

Take piece B and wrap it around the bow. You want the ends to meet together, so if there is extra leather trim it to fit.

Turn piece B wrong side facing up. Repeat the cement process by dabbing some cement on each of the ends.

Flip the bracelet over and apply cement to the backside (directly underneath the center of your finished bow.) Let both pieces dry for 15-20 minutes.

Once it’s set, wrap piece B around the center of the bow to the backsides making the ends meet. Press firmly to set the leather. Let it set overnight before you wear it.

Bow bracelet - Step 4

Now you are fixed up to the nines sportin’ your suit and (bow) tie. Simple and classy. Just like JT.

Bow bracelet

Stitch - Craft ta dah

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