Glam DIY Ombré Bracelets

If you’ve been paying attention at all, you’ve probably noticed that the ombré trend is everywhere, from nail designs to clothes and even home decor and painted furniture. And with good reason. It’s gorgeous! (aff)

If you have no idea what I am talking about, ombré is a style that uses several colors or tones that shade into each other, often used on fabrics on which a single color is graduated from light to dark. Today, I have a simple DIY project that will let you wear the trend with little effort: Ombré bracelets.

What you’ll need:

  • Embroidery thread in varying shades of a single color. You’ll want at least 4 shades to create a great ombré effect.
  • Bracelets to cover

If you don’t have any bracelets you want to cover, you could use these alternatives: The rings you get when you purchase a scarf, or any other rings you have laying around that are big enough to slip over your hand. I had none of the above, so I purchase 2 inexpensive packs of bracelets at Walmart.

Step 1:

Take the end of your embroidery thread, and tie it in a double knot around the first bracelet. Cut off the excess thread. This will be your anchor point.

Step 2:

Begin to wrap the remaining length of thread around the rest of the bracelet. Be sure to make sure it is pulled tight and that each loop is flush against the one before it, with no gaps where the bracelet underneath would show through, as shown above.

Step 3:

Continue until the entire bracelet is covered. On your last few loops, however, you’ll need to create some knots so the wrapping won’t come undone. When you wrap the loop around the bracelet, double back and go under the previous loop. This is a little hard to explain, so I hope the image above shows you what I mean. Pull the end of thread taut. Do this three or four times to create secure knots. Then cut off the excess.

Repeat for each color, and you’re done!

This is an easy project, but can be a little time consuming, depending on the size of the bracelet. It took me about 25 minutes to do each one, and these were fairly small. I used less than one skein of embroidery thread for each one, but you might need more if your bracelets are chunkier than mine were.

Still, I love the finished look of all the colors together!  The colors were tough to photograph, which is why I used both a light and a dark background to try to properly convey the colors.

If you try this project, I’d love to see your work!

Disclosure: I am a member of the Walmart Moms program. I was provided with compensation for sharing a craft project of my choosing with you. Participation is voluntary and, as usual, all opinions are my own.

By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!


  1. I will make these but I will crochet over the bracelet which will make it more secure, give texture, allow the project to not loosen as I work around

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