Galentine's Day Friendship Bangle

Celebrate your favorite gal pal this Galentine's Day with this easy-to-make friendship bangle bracelet.

We have Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope to thank for Galentine's Day, the annual celebration of friends the day before Valentine's Day. For those who aren't the biggest fans of Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day is the perfect event to get behind.

Photo by: Lish Dorset

Lish Dorset

If you plan on spending Galentine's Day with a favorite friend this year, surprise her with this DIY bangle bracelet. Make one for her and one for you!


To get started, you'll need to paint your wooden bangle bracelet blanks. Add painter's tape around two points of the bracelet to section off a portion of the bracelet you'll color block. Using a Valentine's Day color pallette, paint one half of the bracelet and allow to dry. Alternatively, you could paint the entire bangle one solid color.

Once the paint has dried, add your leather details. (Tip: If you want to add a sealant, like Mod Podge, to protect your paint, do that before adding the leather.) Cut a piece of the leather so that it's 1/2" wide and just long enough so that when it's wrapped around the bracelet the two ends just touch or slighly overlap one another. Apply a thin layer of the tacky glue to the back of the leather piece, making sure it's completely covered.

Attach the leather to bracelet, centering it over the painted and unfinished intersection of the bracelet. Wrap the ends to the inside of the bracelet and hold in place to create a secure bond. Wipe away any excess glue. Repeat for the other side of the bracelet. Set aside to let dry.

Photo by: Lish Dorset

Lish Dorset

Experiment with adding different widths and amounts of leather scraps to your bangles. Make a stack for your friend and a stack for yourself. Try mixing and matching different designs, too.

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