raffia bracelet

Raffia Bracelet

Tinsel + Trim and I have teamed up once again for a fun and easy craft project. This time, she joins me in creating colorful, lightweight bracelets inspired by carefree summer days.

Cathie traveled to Paris a few weeks back, and while she was there she picked up some unique craft supplies. Of course I wish I had been with her on this adventure in Paris, for I know that we would have had a marvelous time scouring the city for supplies, but I was lucky enough to do some crafting with the supplies she did bring home with her.

This DIY comes from the store, La Droguerie. Cathie describes the store…”It is by far one of the best craft stores I’ve ever encountered. Walls were lined with beautiful and unique ribbons, beads, buttons and more. I was simultaneously thrilled and overwhelmed by the endless possibilities. Fortunately, they had several wonderful sample projects including these bracelets (and a few others I will share soon).”


It only takes about 5 minutes to make a bracelet but allow yourself 24 hours for the epoxy to full dry.


While the exact materials used in this project are not easily found stateside, we did find some worthy equivalents, which we’ve listed below.

  • Raffia ribbon*
  • 10mm end clasps
  • Epoxy (slow drying time is best)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

*If you can’t find ready-made raffia ribbon, Dollar Store Crafts and El Cuaderno de Ideas both have tutorials on how to make your own.


Step 1:

Cut the ribbon to your preferred length. We cut ours to 7.25 inches for a slightly snug fit.

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Step 2:

Pour a drop of epoxy into an end clasp.

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Step 3:

Pinch and insert one end of the ribbon into the end clasp. Hold for a few seconds and repeat steps 2 and 3 for the other end. Place in a safe place to dry for 24 hours.

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That’s it! You now have a fun and playful accessory just in time for summer! And make sure you visit tinsel + trim for more of her crafting goodness!

raffia bracelet



Day 6: Sparkle bell jar

Day 6 proved to be a little rough for me. I came down with something in the wee hours of the morning so I’m going to have to take a pass for today and forward you to my partner in 25 Days of Crafts, tinsel + trim. Cathie made the most beautiful sparkle bell jar while I was sleeping.

Please take a trip to tinsel + trim to read all about it. I promise I’ll get back to you with a rain check for Day 6 soon!


25 Days of Crafts – 2013

An idea born out of a road trip, Krafty Kath has teamed up with holiday extraordinaire, Cathie Toshach of tinsel + trim, to bring you 25 Days of holiday crafts! Starting December 1st thru December 25th we featured a holiday DIY to help you make your holiday season more crafty!