This is my first DIY tutorial ever so please bear with me. This cuff is such a fun DIY to do, except the moment when you have to put the holes into the acryl sheet…that`s not fun anymore ? ( don`t be scarred, my acryl was pretty thick).
What you`ll need:
• 1 bolt and 1 nut
• an A4 marble print sticker paper
• 1 piece of thin acryl sheet. It needs to bend easily.
• A hole punch tool
• A black permanent marker
Instead of using a bolt, I used a threaded bar. I cut it myself with my dremel tool. That`s because I wanted the ends to match and I didn`t have to many options at the store I went to. Maybe you can find better looking bolts and matching nuts. Mine has been cut 6,25 cm (2 1/2 inch) long.
You can buy marble printed paper at Home Depot type of stores or you can get some sticker printer paper and print it yourself. I used paper pieces because I had them already printed.
Step 1: Cut your acryl sheet. It needs to be 1,25 cm (1/2 inch) wide and 23 cm (9 1/4 inch) long. Mine is wider because I wasn`t sure about the width… so I made 2. You can use a rotary cutter or a normal cutter. It depends on the thickness of the sheet.
Step 2: Gently bend your acryl until it forms half of a circle. You`ll need to have it in this shape when you`re sticking the paper. In the sewing industry we call this adjustment for the turn of cloth. You can learn about this technique here. I like to cut the sticker paper larger than the surface it needs to stick to and then use a sanding block or a rough nail file to get rid of the excess paper. You can also use a cutter for this. The cuff also looks nice without the paper. So leaving it transparent is also an option.
Step 3: Mark your cuff at 6 mm (1/4 inch) from the edges. It`s time to punch the holes. Make sure you`re using an appropriate size punch tool. The holes need to be a bit larger than the bolt.
Step 4: Take the black marker and paint the edges of your cuff.
Now insert the bolt and put the cuff on. Screw the nut and you`re done. You`ve made yourself an awesome cuff. Good job!