DIY Mother's Day Bangles

DIY Mother's Day Bangles

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 19th 2016

Have you ever made your own jewelry?  I have made rings and decorative bobby pins and even a necklace and I LOVE having unique customized pieces to wear.  With Mother’s  right around the corner some DIY jewelry could be the perfect gift for the mom in your life – for you to make for your mom, for you to help your kids make for their grandma, or maybe even to just tackle some for yourself!

Items Needed:

  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Bright Salmon
  • Wooden Bangles
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Painters Tape


I recently got these wood bracelets (you can find them at and came up with a plan.  I LOVE chippy paint finishes and DecoArt chalky finish paint so figured if I loved it in my home, I should try that same look in my accessories.

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First I painted 2 coats of Chalky Finish paint in Everlasting.

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After it was dried I taped it off with painter’s tape to create varying stripes.  Of course you would do any kind of design that you wish.

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One bracelet got painted with the Chalky Finish Treasure (teal) paint and the other got painted with the Americana Acrylic paint in Bright Salmon.

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Then I lightly sanded each bracelet to give it that distressed/chippy finish and applied a coat of Chalky Finish clear wax to seal and finish it.

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As you can see, this Mother’s Day will be extra special for me as we are expecting our first little one later that month.

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