3 Easy Wooden Bangle Crafts

Pick up a pack of assorted wooden bangles and dive into this trendy DIY.

 Wood Ring Hanging Planters in Window with Terra Cotta Pots Inside

Wooden Ring Planter

HGTV Handmade's A.V. Perkins shares three projects with natural wood rings. To make your own, you will need: various sized natural wood rings, a low-temp hot glue gun, test tube, keyring, painter’s tape, acrylic paint, paint brush, needle nose pliers, baker’s twine, wooden dowels, sandpaper and a pencil.

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Photo by: Christine Han

Christine Han

Unfinished wood, an ever-reliable material found both in hardware aisles and craft stores galore, is having a moment. HGTV Handmade’s A.V. Perkins rounds up her favorite wooden ring projects and shares a quick, step-by-step guide to make three easy DIYs: a wooden bangle keychain, simple glass tube vase and an ombre pattern hanging planter.

Wooden Bangle Keychain

Woman Displays Painted Wood Ring Bangle Keychain on Wrist

Wooden Ring Keychain

HGTV Handmade's A.V. Perkins shares three projects with natural wood rings. To make your own, you will need: various sized natural wood rings, a low-temp hot glue gun, test tube, keyring, painter’s tape, acrylic paint, paint brush, needle nose pliers, baker’s twine, wooden dowels, sandpaper and a pencil.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Christine Han

Christine Han

Materials + Tools

  • painter's tape
  • paint brush
  • disposable plate
  • needle nose pliers

1: Paint Bangle

Start by wrapping painter's tape around half of a 4-inch wooden bangle (Image 1). This will create a color block look. Next, add a dab of acrylic blue paint to a disposable plate and use a paintbrush to apply one coat of color to the inside (Image 2) and outside (Image 3) of the unfinished wood on the bangle. Once dry, remove the painter's tape (Image 4).

2: Apply Hardware + Enjoy

Add the keyring to the bangle (Image 1). Then, use needle nose pliers to attach the jump ring to the keyring (Image 2). Last, attach a colorful tassel to the jump ring for a bit of flair (Image 3). Add house keys to the wooden bangle keychain and never lose your keys again (Image 4).

Wooden Ring Glass Tube Vase

Test Tube Glass Vases with Single Flower in Each, Wood Ring Base

Wooden Ring Vase

HGTV Handmade's A.V. Perkins shares three projects with natural wood rings. To make your own, you will need: various sized natural wood rings, a low-temp hot glue gun, test tube, keyring, painter’s tape, acrylic paint, paint brush, needle nose pliers, baker’s twine, wooden dowels, sandpaper and a pencil.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Christine Han

Christine Han

Materials + Tools

  • glue sticks
  • needle nose pliers
  • pencil
  • flowers

1: Glue Rings

First, remove the cork stopper from a 6-inch glass test tube. Next, take two 2-inch wooden rings and measure them against the diameter of the glass tube to ensure a snug fit (Image 1). Then, use a low-temp hot glue gun to add a thin line of glue around the top of the test tube (Image 2); add the top ring and hold in place for one minute (Image 3). Repeat the hot glue process for the bottom ring to make the base of the test tube vase (Image 4).

2: Add Dowels + Display

Measure a 1/8-inch wooden dowel against the 6-inch glass test tube to determine cut length (Image 1) and mark with a pencil. Then use needle nose pliers to cut (8) 1/8-inch dowels at the designated marks (Image 2). Next, use a low-temp hot glue gun to add a dab of glue along the glass tube and press the trimmed wooden dowels onto the glass (Image 3). Continue to add dowels around half of the glass test tube (Image 4). Fill the glass test tube with water, add a single flower or plant cutting and enjoy (Image 5).

Wooden Ring Hanging Planter

 Wood Ring Hanging Planters in Window with Terra Cotta Pots Inside

Wooden Ring Planter

HGTV Handmade's A.V. Perkins shares three projects with natural wood rings. To make your own, you will need: various sized natural wood rings, a low-temp hot glue gun, test tube, keyring, painter’s tape, acrylic paint, paint brush, needle nose pliers, baker’s twine, wooden dowels, sandpaper and a pencil.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Christine Han

Christine Han

Materials + Tools

  • paintbrush
  • disposable plate
  • scissors
  • mini terracotta pot
  • small succulent

1: Paint Ombre Rings

Create an ombre planter look with three painted wooden rings. Start by painting the first 2-1/2-inch wooden ring with a lighter color using a paintbrush (Image 1); here A.V. uses a pastel green acrylic paint. Then, paint the bottom 2-1/2-inch wooden ring a different color, like pastel pink. Now mix the two acrylic paint colors together on a disposable plate and paint the middle 2-1/2-inch wooden ring with a blend of the two colors (Image 2). Let the three painted wooden rings dry completely.

2: Knot + Tie Twine

Use scissors to trim 3 feet of baker’s twine. Make a loop knot over the top ring with twine (Image 1); then tie two more loop knots to the top ring for a total of three, equally-spaced knots (Image 2). Next, use a low-temp hot glue gun to add glue to the top of the bottom ring and affix it to the middle ring (Image 3). Repeat steps to glue the middle ring to the top ring with twine (Image 4) and hold in place for one minute. Last, tie the loose ends of the twine around a 1'' wooden ring to create the hanger (Image 5).

3: Add Succulent + Enjoy

Add a mini terra-cotta pot and succulent to the painted wooden ring hanger (Image 1). Display this adorable, ombre planter in the window and enjoy (Image 2).

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