To compliment our DIY Mother Earth costume and head wreath, these ivy arm cuffs are the cherry on top. Complete your Mother Earth look with these whimsical and easy-to-craft accessories! Simply gather the tools and materials listed below and follow our step-by-step tutorial to make a few today. In no time at all, you’ll be ready to move mountains with this masterpiece of a costume! (Photography by Brian McDonnell)
Tools & Materials
- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
- Text Weight Paper – Paper Papers Pop-Tone in Jellybean Green
- Cardstock Paper – Bazzill Basics Cardstock in Patch
- Art Markers – Copic Sketch in Grass Green (YG17)
- Green Paper Covered Floral Wire – 18-gauge, 26-gauge
- Green Floral Tape
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Wrap two wires with two layers of floral tape, then attach them together using floral tape.
- Using pliers, create a flat spiral on one end.
- Use your hands to shape the wrap to the size of your arm, then create a flat spiral on the other end using the pliers.
- Cut out the paper according to the template notes using scissors or a cutting machine, then score along the score marks and curl the edges of the leaves.
- Draw vine lines on the top of the Patch colored paper ivy leaves.
- Glue a 2” piece of the 26-gauge wire between the Patch colored paper and the Jellybean. (The Jellybean paper is the underside.)
- Attach the ivy to the arm wrap using floral tape to hold in place.
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