DIY Home Depot Bracelet

DIY Home Depot Bracelet |

You know how when all of your projects seem to be clunkers and you need an easy pick me up? This is just the thing.

Last time I roamed the aisles at Home Depot I picked up this metal thingy. I’m sure there’s a technical term for it. (Just checked with my dad – it’s a hose clamp!)

Its unique industrialness appealed to me.  For $1.30, why not? (I also could not resist the 80 cent small version as a ring.) And you can make it into what I like to call a DIY Home Depot bracelet.

DIY Home Depot bracelet

DIY Home Depot Bracelet |

The best part – it’s adjustable! You just turn the little screw to make it as small as you need for your wrist.

To add a bit of color, I weaved in some 1/4 inch ribbon. But I also like it plain.

DIY Home Depot Bracelet | DIY Home Depot Bracelet |

Glue the ends with E-6000 and clamp to dry.

DIY Home Depot Bracelet |

Now if I can just figure out what to do with the paint chips I pilfered….


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  2. judy says

    Wow and I thought I was the queen of hardware store crafts,My hubby thinks it is cool to take me Lowes now lol.I am sooo raiding his workshop today.I thought the fish swivel braclet was the best but this takes it for sure

  3. Maggie says

    Hi, This is a great start…i’m not wild about the adjustable part remaining attached so I’m going to try to weld it (once my hubby shows me). The idea is great. I’ve used the plastic hosing they have for making candy-filled bracelets. Also, i’ve picked up many of the free carpet samples, glued cork board to the back and used for coasters. The paint chips can be used for scrapbooking. Great job!

  4. Andrea Ellwood says

    Love the idea! I love hardware departments…. eye candy for the what can I do with that soul!!!! BTW… I pilfered quite a collection of the paint chips! I had so many in my fist one day when I checked out of HDepot the lady at the register asked me if I wanted a bag for them! LOLOLOLOL….. I used them for doing mosaics.. wish I could attach a photo!

  5. Ashaloo says

    I LOVE this idea!! (Especially the ring!) But I’m a bit more girly than that, so I’m thinking some hot-fix rhinestones on the clamp part itself to make it more of a focal point?

    • henryhappened says

      Thank you! The chain/charm bracelet is from Tiffany – it was a present from the hubster after our daughter was born. :) So glad you stopped by!

  6. says

    Oh wow! I just took one of these off a chair I just did! Never crossed my mind to use it for a bracelet. Hope I can still find it. Thanks so much for sharing at Southern Lovely :)

  7. says

    So stinkin' cute! LOVE! I often buy my crafting "supplies" at home improvement stores too! A giant roll of drywall tape is MUCH cheaper than that mesh that you buy at the craft stores! lol Thanks for sharing!

  8. Julie maslyn says

    I pilfer paint chips all the time. I made a baby shower gift with paint samples, an elephant punch and a picture frame. 25 elephant punches each one a slightly different shade of blue. In neat rows 5×5 in a frame.

  9. says

    SO creative!! The hardware idle is full of great inspiration for sure!

    So bummed we did not get to meet up! Hope you had a great week bonding with your little man

  10. says

    What a clever and original idea!!! I love that you looped ribbon thru it! Very nice :)

    I started a new linky party that features all things DIY fashion. I would LOVE for you to come link up your Home Depot bracelet at DIY Diva Thursdays!!!! Hope to see you there :)


  11. says

    What a great idea! My daughter LOVE the Home Depot. I told my husband he needs to bring her there someday so she can spend a good chunk of time looking around and asking him what stuff is cause I don't have a clue!

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