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Bangles are perfect for summer. Wearing a stack of colorful bracelets makes a statement whether you're wearing jeans and a T-shirt or a simple summer dress. Want to make your own wrapped bangles? Read on for the how-to!

How to replicate designer bangles

Marc Jacobs bracelet
Marc by Marc Jacobs bangles
(, $156)

Are you as excited as I am that spring is here? When the weather gets warm and the flowers start blooming, I can't help but start wearing bright colors too. These Marc by Marc Jacobs bangles are so bold and cheerful — and guess what, so easy to make!


  • Plastic lacing cord
  • An old bangle bracelet that you don't mind covering up
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors



Take four pieces of the plastic cord and attach them to the outside of the bangle with hot glue.

How to replicate designer bangles


Take a coordinating color of lacing cord and start wrapping it around the bangle. Go over and under the horizontal cords with the first wrap and then alternate by going under and over the cords on the second wrap.

How to replicate designer bangles


Keep wrapping, pushing the cords close together with your finger as you go. This is a good time to catch up on your favorite Housewives because the wrapping can take a bit of time. If you want to add in a section with a different design, just cover up the ends of the horizontal cords when you start wrapping with a new color.

How to replicate designer bangles


When the wrap goes all the way around the bangle, finish by cutting the cords and hot gluing the ends in place. Then wrap a small section of cord around the starting point to cover up any exposed ends.

How to replicate designer bangles

Have fun playing around with colors and designs!

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Comments on "How to replicate Marc Jacobs designer bangles"

Giselle -Wickedjypsi June 06, 2013 | 11:16 PM

YES!!!! These are a must make......thank you so much for posting!!!

Jen @ Cuddles and Chaos June 06, 2013 | 6:17 AM

This is fabulous! Such a great idea and the possibilities are kind of endless-- you could do it with embroidery floss and thin chains too! Love!

stiletto June 06, 2013 | 2:04 AM

$156 for a plastic craft bangle?UGH..... c'mon Mark Jacobs.You should be ashamed!!!Some kid named Suzie or whatever needs to make one,shove it in his face and say "bangle by Suzie,two dollars."

Caitlyn June 04, 2013 | 6:01 AM

I am bookmarking this and making these with my niece; they're so cute!

NancyM June 01, 2013 | 4:37 PM

The designer bangles look a little sloppy compared to your DIY!

Jenni May 30, 2013 | 11:33 PM

We used to make these in the summer time when the craft wagon was in our area circa 1967.

Tina May 30, 2013 | 2:17 PM

Kinda proves how much of a ripoff designer stuff really is.

Samantha May 30, 2013 | 11:03 AM

I would have never guessed they were made from plastic string.

Jo-Anna May 30, 2013 | 9:06 AM

These look fantastic! And so simple to make!

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