by Ashley Horne
As a mother, I am always looking for fun and easy projects to do with my kids. One idea that I came across which I thought would be great as a party favor or as a homemade gift for a friend or loved one is a wooden bracelet holder. This project is simple, inexpensive and takes only a few minutes to prepare before your child can get crafty as well.
For this project you will need the following materials:
- A thick wooden dowel (if you are making more than one consider purchasing a long dowel and cutting it into equal parts).
- A square block of wood – this will act as the stand (again, you can purchase a longer block and cut it into pieces if making more than one bracelet holder).
- 3 finishing nails
- Paint brush
- Other craft supplies like glitter or stickers used to decorate the bracelet holder
- Medium grade sand paper
You will also need the following tools:
- Reciprocating saw – to cut the dowel and wood if necessary
- Black Rhino Steel Hammer
- Good Safety Glasses
The following steps will get you from start to finish with your bracelet holder:
- If you are making more than one bracelet holder, use the reciprocating saw to cut the wooden dowel and square block of wood into equal parts. The dowel should be 12” long and the wooden blocks should be 2” long.
- Sand the dowel and wood block – all surfaces and ends (especially where they were cut).
- Use the hammer and finishing nails to attach the wood block to the dowel at the midpoint of the dowel (this should be 5” in from each side). Two nails should come in from the block toward the dowel and one nail from the dowel towards the block.
- Let your child paint the bracelet holder with their favorite color and then decorate it with glitter, stickers or any other craft material.
If you choose to make this as a party favor or party activity you can couple it with bracelet making! Bracelets can slide onto either end of dowel.