School Pride Bracelets

After seeing this post by Mich L in LA, I was inspired to make a bracelet out of a tennis ball.  Michelle’s bracelets are pretty, mine are sporty.

I cut a tennis ball into two pieces by using a utility knife to cut on the curved lines printed on the ball.  This is not easy and if you try it, be really careful.  I then skinned the ball by removing the thick rubber glued to the inside of the ball.  This was a tedious process!  I then painted the two pieces and stenciled on my school’s initials.
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I lined the inside of the bracelet with felt and glued on velcro so that the two pieces would form a bracelet.
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The high school team in the county where I work are the “Lancers,” so I made a Lancer bracelet as well.  I gave this to one of the high school cheerleaders.
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I lined this one in black.
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I made two MMS bracelets so that my friend Beth and I could wear them for the first football game last Thursday. 
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I very rarely wear jeans to work, but it was for a good cause as teachers who wore jeans donated money to a local family who had three children in a terrible car accident last spring.

The kids loved our school pride bracelets and I had fun creating them.

I’m sharing today with Amanda at Serenity Now for her Weekend Bloggy Reading party.  Be sure to visit Amanda to check out the links.

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I’m also sharing with Jen’s Weekend Wrap-Up Party at Tatertos and Jello.

Comments

  1. You’re so creative! Love them!

  2. Looks like you could start a business!

  3. Allie and Pattie says:

    Oh my gosh Paula- I’m showing these to Allie as soon as she gets home!
    xoxo Pattie

  4. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Super cute, Paula! I always loved it when teachers showed school spirit. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with me!

  5. Paula, I can’t believe you made those, what a great idea for a sporty piece of fine jewelry. What a great use of old tennis balls and I know you have a plethora of them around the house.

  6. Now THAT’s recycling! Way to go, Paula.

    Probably good that you don’t wear jeans to school very often. . . you might be mistaken for a student! Now I’m trying to remember how old you are. I’m thinking you said that you’re six years younger than I am, but now I’m thinking that couldn’t be right. Surely you’re not more than 25!

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Blondie's Journal says:

    Great idea, Paula!! I love the sporty look! You have great school spirit!

    xoxo
    Jane

  8. Southern Fried Gal says:

    How cute! I would have never in a million years thought of this. And how fun that you shared! Have a great weekend!

  9. Talk about being unique i’ve never seen these kind of bracelets..

    I am hosting my own link up party Sew Crafty Saturday would love it if you stopped by and linked up 🙂

    http://sewchicandunique.com/2010/09/sew-crafty-saturday/

    Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

  10. Manuela@TPOH says:

    What a great idea! Love it!

    Manuela

  11. Annabel Manners says:

    What a clever idea! Those are adorable.

  12. FrouFrouBritches says:

    You are so smart!!! They turned out sooo cute! Love them! Don’t your teachers wear jeans on game days? Ours always wore jeans and school t-shirts on Fridays. I always loved that. They looked more like one of us. Super, super cute bracelets!

  13. How did you ever think of that? So clever and cute!

  14. Jennifer@SweetSimplicity says:

    Paula, this is so cool. I love your originality!

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