DIY Hex Nut Wrap Bracelet

DIY Hex Nut Wrap Bracelet |

Yes, I know, I have to stop making bracelets. It’s an addiction. Is there a support group for this? But I see these fun, colorful wrap bracelets everywhere, and they are sooo easy that even this craft-challenged mom can’t resist.

And seriously J. Crew, $36 for this?

DIY Hex Nut Wrap Bracelet

Step 1: Get thee to Goodwill and buy a crazy heinous skirt for $3. Then stop by the hardware store for a dozen or so brass hex nuts at 15 cents each. (You might want to pick up a few extra to make this bracelet.)

And you’ve shelled out about $5. (Why are all my projects $5? It’s not a Lincoln conspiracy, I promise.)

Step 2: Cut a piece about 4 inches wide. Thinner is okay (not too much or it will just look sad), but you can’t go much thicker because your hex nuts won’t fit. Length can vary – the longer it is the more times it will wrap on your wrist. Also, the ragged edges are cool so don’t stress about hemming or fraying.

Step 3: Tie a knot in one end and twist the entire length.

Step 4: Feed your hex nuts on, spacing them however you want. Don’t glue them on – the width of the fabric will be enough to keep them in place. Plus then you can adjust them after you put the bracelet on.

Step 5: Tie the two ends together in a knot so it forms a circle.

Step 6: Wind it around your wrist! You can move the hex nuts around for a better visual.

I love the chance to wear a bold color. So, obviously, I’m a bracelet person. What types of jewelry do you favor?


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  2. says

    I love this tutorial! I didn’t have any hex nuts laying around, and we’re snowed in, so I used pandora-style beads instead, It turned out really great! I wish I could post a photo to show you!

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  4. says

    I don’t consider myself a jewelry person, but this – I must make and have. I love the style and simplicity. Found this on Pinterest, so happy to have found your site! Good luck weathering the first trimester… I just made it through mine, and I promise, there is light at the end of that tunnel.

  5. says

    lovely! i just went through my closet and found a bunch of old clothes to upcycle, and this is definitely going to be on my project list…thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Friends friend says

    I have a dear friend that would wear this and I have some clothes that are sadly in need of being cut up.

  7. says

    I really love the simplicity of this! I have liked the whole hex nut bracelet trend, but I think that a bracelet with them all braided together is too overpowering on my little wrist. This is a really great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. says

    Cool! I tend to forget to put on jewelry :( .

    I made the other bracelet you mention here with full-sized hex nuts and some yarn (bulky weight? heavy worsted? Lost the label!). It didn’t work out as I’d hoped :\ . I might have to spring for some heavier twine—and/or use shorter jam nuts like the ones you have here.

  9. Susanna says

    I love the bracelets you are making! Maybe you need to make a little shop with all your DIY creations… I am so impressed with your creative ideas–you must have gotten all the creative genes, but I can appreciate :)

  10. says

    I love this bracelet… I'm going to have to try it.. thank you for sharing the steps.. so simple and beautiful.
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  11. says

    man- now i gotta do that one too….. though i am SURE i have a heinous skirt around here somewhere :) would be a great anklet.

  12. says

    Awww! I kind of like that skirt! LOL I don't think it's "heinous". I don't know, maybe I just like orange. Cute idea, thanks!! I've seen the braided hex nut bracelts before and they were cute too. Have a great day! And just to remind you, I hav the "Sit and Relax Weekend hop" starting tonight at 10PM EST. Come join us!!
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