DIY Jeans and Dress Pants Upcycle: Part III


Part III: Bracelet and/or Arm Band I saw this tutorial on pinterest a while back. I had to do a lot of searching to find it again because...

Part III: Bracelet and/or Arm Band

I saw this tutorial on pinterest a while back. I had to do a lot of searching to find it again because the link got reported as spam. She uses real wire for it... what I did was just upcycle an old wire hanger... this worked great. If you want something slightly easier to bend then I'd guess the craft stores sell good wire for making jewelry.


  • Wire hanger
  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers
  • Beads
  • Leftover seams from your jeans... 

This is really simple. I decided I wanted to make an armband too... I'm so dorky. I like how they look though. Use your wire cutters to cut the wire. I suggest cutting right at the top. Your longest piece will be from unwinding the twirly part of the hanger and the hook. The wire stops at the dowel. I kept the dowel because I'm pretty sure it'll be awesome for some other upcycle project.  

I used the pliers to help unwind and straighten out the wire.

I trimmed up the seams from the jeans, being careful not to cut through any of the stitching. Then I just slid the wire through. I tested it to make sure it was long enough for my arm (for the armband, which I did first). 

I added beads to the ends. Then I used my pliers to flip the very end of the wire over, creating a smooth end so I don't scratch myself and so the beads won't fall off.

At this point, I just put it around my arm to form the band how I wanted it. I did all the same steps with the rest of my hanger for the bracelet. 
Final Products


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DIY Danielle: DIY Jeans and Dress Pants Upcycle: Part III
DIY Jeans and Dress Pants Upcycle: Part III
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