How to Design Your Own Cheap Silicone Wristband

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How to Design Your Own Cheap Silicone Wristband
Make your own inexpensive silicone wristbands with silicone sheets. (Jeffrey Hamilton/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Silicone wristbands, used often for charitable causes and disease awareness, make a great fundraiser because they are inexpensive to make. You can make your own silicone wristbands just as inexpensively at home with any colour of silicone you like. Design and decorate them the way you want to show off your personal style or promote a fundraiser for a cause.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Silicone sheet
  • Permanent marker
  • Cutting board
  • Linoleum carving tool
  • Craft knife
  • Silicone adhesive
  • Binder clip

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure your wrist with a measuring tape.

  2. 2

    Draw a straight line onto a sheet of silicone with a permanent marker. Draw the line two inches longer than the wrist measurement you took. This will give you enough slack to put the wristband on and take it off without stretching it too much.

  3. 3

    Draw another line onto the sheet of silicone, parallel to the first line and the same length as the first line. Leave as much space between the two lines as you like, as this will be the thickness of the wristband.

  4. 4

    Connect the ends of the two lines by drawing lines between the ends on each end. You should end up with a thin and long rectangle.

  5. 5

    Decorate inside of the rectangle with coloured permanent markers to add a pattern or message.

  6. 6

    Cut just inside of the marker lines with a craft knife to remove the silicone strip.

  7. 7

    Bring the ends of the wristband together, with the decorated side facing out, and apply a bead of silicone adhesive along one end. Press the ends together and hold them firmly for about 30 seconds.

  8. 8

    Clip a binder clip over the joined ends to keep them together for about three hours, or as long as the adhesive packaging recommends, before wearing the wristband.

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