slap bracelets… are back!

Do you remember slap bracelets…?? How could you forget them, right?
In the 80’s they were the perfect accessory paired with a neon leggings, Reebox pumps and a side pony tail. Let me refresh your memory:

Well, I was leaving Joann’s and I saw some of these flashback-to-my-youth bracelets in the dollar bins and thought they would be perfect for my One for me, One for you blog series.
Here’s how to dress them up:
Gather some adhesive backed fabric, vintage fabric or a fabric flower, a couple of my favorite buttons, scissors, sewing machine and hot glue gun.

Trace the plastic bracelets onto the fabric and cut it out. The Dear Lizzy adhesive backed fabric paper works perfect because it sticks right to the bracelet. Next, sew a few inches of vintage fabric into a ruffle then sew on a button.
Last, adhere the ruffle to the center of the bracelet and slap away!
You can even attach a fabric flower. I used a flower from our Corsage Flower class at Something Splendid for my second bracelet and a button for the center. Super simple.
I literally made both of these from start to finish in like 15 minutes. Collin has a hard time believing that since it takes me that long to dig for my phone in my purse or get my shoes on, but it’s true. ๐Ÿ˜‰

PS The winner of Mandi’s Pom Pom Braided Friendship Bracelet is:

I have 3 daughters that love to make friendship bracelets but we have never thought of using scraps of fabric! What a great idea! We call them sistership bracelets in our house when we make them for each other. LOL

5SMILES FOR YOU email me your address! yay!

Happy Monday!

22 thoughts on “slap bracelets… are back!

  1. ItsAllAboutTheRamen

    OMGOSH YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!! i havent had a snap bracelet since i was 5!!! i love this DIY idea with the snap bracelets! i will have to try it!!!

  2. Julie {CalleLillyCafe}

    these are SUPER cute!! Yes I remember all too well those slap bracelets! My daughter saw ones w/sequins in Justice in all different colors! I need to collect all for her! She loved them!

  3. Anna

    I've been noticing a bunch of kids in my class have been bringing in slap bracelets and I was wondering where they were getting these "vintage" items. I love how you prettied yours up! Very cute idea!

  4. missyg

    Such a clever way to "dress" them up. I teach 2nd grade and every so often I see a student with one and it just takes me back. Even the boys like them, but of course they would have to "dressed-up" boy style. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for such a great idea! May have to put some in my classroom store.

  5. Alia

    Brilliant!! Love how they look with fabric! I remember snap bracelets being banned from school when I was in second grade! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Amber

    Oh how I loved my slap bracelets in the 80's! Truthfully they are probably "still" somewhere at my parents house. Need to find them and "craft them up".

  7. So.Creative

    Of course I remember them!! And I have to confess that I still have one! If my little daughter saw it, she would take it at once!!! haha!
    Thanx for that great idea!

  8. Jenn

    NO way! I have had bracelets on the brain cuz I'm hosting a friendship bracelet swap. I'm totally making some of these. Thanks for the fab inspiration.

  9. Danielle

    I love this idea -I wanted to let you know that I featured this on my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post Stop by and see!

  10. guesswho

    omg…………..i love these things…………..i found a slap watch in a store and bought it!

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