Summer is upon us, and that means bugs are upon us too. If you want to spend some quality time outdoors, you need to find a way to keep the pesky insects away. These two DIY bug repelling bracelets help to keep pests away, but are still super cute to wear! They are a great natural option for bug repellent for kids too.
Watch this short video for the instructions for two different bug repellent bracelets. I publish two new videos on my YouTube channel, so subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.
You can make your own polymer clay beads and soak them in a mixture of bug repelling oils. The clay will absorb the oils to help keep bugs away.
The embroidery floss bracelet is an even easier way to make a bug repellent bracelet. If you have grade school aged kids, they could make this version themselves.
The bracelets will need to be re-soaked in the essential oil mixture after a few uses. If you make the mixture in a mason jar, you can reuse the same liquid all throughout the summer.
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- Polymer clay
- Bead making kit
- Jewelry wire
- Crimp beads
- Jewelry pliers
- Jewelry clasp
- Embroidery thread
- Mason jar
- Rubbing alcohol
- Citronella oil
- Peppermint oil
- Eucalyptus oil