Monday, July 6, 2015

'Cool Down' Bracelets

Hot summer? Try this bracelets! 
They are made out of recycled materials and ingredients that you have at home! 
Heißer Sommer? Teste diese Armbänder! 
 Sie sind aus recycelten Materialien und Zutaten, die man zuhause hat! 

I think most of you know this kind of water ice (freezies). 
But we only need the empty packages. 
Ich denke, die Meisten kennen dieses Wassereis. 
Aber wir brauchen nur die leeren Verpackungen.  
 Make your own unfreezable ice gel. I've used this recipe: 
3 cups water, 1/2 cup salt and 3/4 cup corn starch. 
Heat up the water in a pot, put salt in the water and stirr until it dissolve. Than put the corn starch into it and stirr until it the right consistency is reached.
Fill the empty ice packaging about half with the gel. 
Let it cool down before the next step.  
Mach dein eigenes Eis-Gel. Dieses Rezept nutzte ich:
3 Tassen Wasser, 1/2 Tasse Salz und 3/4 Tasse Speisestärke.
Wasser in einem Topf erhitzen und das Salz einrühren, bis es sich aufgelöst hat. Dann die Stärke unter Rühren hinzufügen. So lange Erhitzen, bis die richtige Konsistenz erreicht ist.
Die leere Eisverpackung etwa zur Hälfte mit dem Gel füllen. 
Abkühlen lassen, bevor es mit dem nächsten Schritt weiter geht.
 Put a sheet of baking paper on a glass panel and place the open end of the ice packaging on the edge. 
Eine Lage Backpapier auf eine Glasplatte legen und das offene Ende der Eisverpackung an den Rand legen. 
 Fold the baking paper over it. 
Das Backpapier darüber falten. 
 Use the hot iron to seal the packaging.  
(Only the end of the packaging between the baking paper!)
Mit dem heißen Bügeleisen verschweißen. 
(Nur das Ende der Verpackung zwischen dem Backpapier!)
 Now it's sealed and you can put it in the freezer! 
Nun ist es verschweißt und kann ins Eisfach! 
 For the bracelet you need fabric scraps and pieces of velcro. 
Fürs Armband braucht man Stoffreste und Stücke Klettband. 
 Cut the fabric 7 cm longer than your wrist circumference and about three times as wide as the ice gel pad. 
Den Stoff 7 cm länger schneiden als dein Handgelenkumfang und etwa dreimal breiter als das Eisgel-Pad. 
 Sew the loop (soft) side of the velcro on the upper side of the fabric (as shown in the next photo). 
Die weiche Seite des Klettbands auf die Oberseite des Stoffs nähen (wie im nächsten Bild gezeigt). 
 Fold the fabric and stitch along the longer side. 
Den Stoff falten, und entlang der langen Seite nähen. 
 'Open' the fabric and iron the seams flat in the middle. 
 Sew along the open end, not the end with the velcro! 
Den Stoff "öffnen" und die Naht mittig flach bügeln. 
 Das eine Ende zunähen, nicht das Ende mit dem Klettband!
Cut the edges. 
Die Ecken abschneiden. 
 Turn the fabric inside out and sew the hook (rough) side of the velcro onto the closed edge (back of the bracelet). 
Den Stoff wenden, und die raue Seite des Klettbands auf das geschlossene Ende (Rückseite des Armbands) nähen. 
 If your ice gel pad is cooled place it into your bracelet. 
Wenn das Eisgel-Pad kalt ist, dann steck es in das Armband. 
 Wear it on the outer side of your wrist... 
Auf der Oberseite des Handgelenks tragen...
 ...or on the inner side (which cools more)! 
...oder an der Unterseite (kühlt mehr)!
 Not cold enough? 
Make 3 drops of peppermint essential oil on the inner side of the bracelet as shown in the next photo.
 Nicht kalt genug? 
3 Tropfen ätherisches Pfefferminzöl auf die Unterseite des Armbands träufeln, wie im nächsten Foto gezeigt.
 Make one for each wrist. 
Eins für jedes Handgelenk. 
 Make two bracelets together and you can cool your neck!
Zwei zusammen können den Hals kühlen!
 And now: Stay cool! 
Und nun: Cool bleiben!  

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  1. Wow, what a "cool" idea. Love it. And that they're partially recycled too

  2. Coo! Im wahrsten Sinn des Wortes! ;-)

  3. Super COOL! I never thought to re-use a freezie package, but what a great idea! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

  4. Wow! This is such a great idea! Who woulda thought!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  5. Thanks for sharing this idea with us at #WednesdaysWisdom to help us to keep cool.

  6. Great idea - thanks for sharing! I only wish I'd seen this before our very hot outdoor vacation last week!

  7. Fantastic project, I love the concept! I have made a different style without the gel inside - I must try your idea!

  8. What a wonderfully unique idea! This is a great way to use up those pesky fabric scraps and help the kids stay cool during this hot, hot weather. Thank you for sharing! - Jerusha,

  9. Great idea! You always feel cooler if you run your wrists under cold water and this is a much better idea! :-)

  10. This is ingenious! How perfect would this be for a hot summer outing? Thank you so much for sharing at Merry Monday!

  11. This is such a great idea! I live in the Arizona desert, so I could really use some of these!

  12. If you make the fabric longer you can tie it on your neck with the cool part at the back of your REALLY keeps you more ways than one!! :o)

    1. Take a look at the last picture, there is my solution: Make two bracelets together and you can cool your neck! :-)

  13. Very cool! I could definitely use those living in Florida! Visiting from Snickerdoodle Sunday

    Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

  14. This is so clever! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again at Make it Pretty Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  15. ohhhhh neat!! I haven't heard of this but so cool!! no pun intended. Wow it is so hot here this is something we must try and the fact you get to eat the pop first is great :) we actually keep some of these in the freezer year round - great low cal snack and cooling if you are a bit over heated. So cool to use the empty wrapper to keep you cool anytime! I bet you could lay them across your eyes (without the oil) too for soothing swollen allergy eyes?

  16. My mom would love these! I've got to make them for her so she c an work in her garden a bit longer :)

  17. This would be great for me to wear while I'm working in the garden. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

  18. Another genial idea from Wesens Art. How did you come up with this!!!? Really cool, literally! LOL Thank you for linking it up at SHARE IT sunday linky party. A new party will open again tomorrow and I can't wait to see what you'll bring. ~ Till soon, Rose

  19. Your fun DIY just got published at Thanks for submitting this!!


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