Punch out and glue numerous layers of aluminum foil for this darling Foil Fruit Charm Bracelet!
Aluminum foil can be pretty flimsy. It rips easily, it wrinkles. But it also looks really neat. So the trick here is to use multiple layers. I folded our sheet of aluminum foil 5 times, making 10 circles that I then glued together. And after we painted our fruit, we applied Mod Podge to seal it then let it all dry completely.
This Foil Fruit Charm Bracelet makes an adorable summertime accessory! Don’t worry if you’re not much of an artist. Neither am I. The little quirks are what gives it character. It’d be really cute to see what the kids come up with. And if it doesn’t turn out right the first time, there’s always more aluminum foil. In fact, the strawberry and watermelon charms were easiest. For some reason, it was hardest to get the orange and lemon to look “right”, but we’re definitely happy with the end result.
- aluminum foil
- red, green, orange, yellow, and white acrylic paint
- black sharpie
- 1” hole punch
- sharp-pointed knife
- thin twine, elastic, or your preferred bracelet material
First, fold a sheet of aluminum foil over onto itself 5 times, then using your 1” hole punch, punch out circles of aluminum foil. Glue and press together. Do this 4 times.
For the strawberry, paint most of it red with a green leafy top. The watermelon is made with a thin green outer circle, a thin white circle inside of that, and then fill the rest red. The orange is then painted orange with a thin line of yellow and yellow section accents in the form of an X. For the lemon, do the same as the orange except use white.
Once your main layers are dry, dip the end of your paintbrush in the white paint and make a few small accent dots on your strawberry charm. Take your black marker and make seed dots on the watermelon. Make sure it’s again completely dry before sealing with Mod Podge.
Let sit to dry again, then poke small holes on both sides of each charm, I used a knife, just large enough for the twine or cord to pass through. You could use small split rings if you’d like.
So cute! My daughter is so happy with hers. I’m so happy with it I’m thinking of making one for myself.