News Six ways to preserve your festival wristband
March 11th, 2021
Festivals offer a unique departure from normal life. For many people, it’s a much-needed break and a chance to unwind. Festivals are about more than just music. People enjoy the whole experience of camping with their friends, meeting new people and connecting with those who love the same things they do. It’s a tribal experience and those who attend festivals every year often enjoy sharing this information with others.
Some will wear their festival wristbands long after the festival has closed, but this isn’t an option for everyone. Those with a professional job to think about can’t wear wristbands under their suit, so they will need to think about ways to preserve their wristband in another way. And if you’re worried about the smell, wearing a small piece of fabric on your wrist might be another concern.
The first step to preserving your festival wristband is to remove it without cutting the fabric. You can use a plastic bag wedged under the band to manoeuvre the fabric off your wrist. Now you have your festival wristband, you can think about how you want to preserve it.
If you have a collection of festival wristbands you’re particularly proud of, consider placing them behind glass. A large collection of wristbands will create a unique display item. Or you could place a single wristband in a box frame alongside a picture from the festival for the ultimate keepsake.
Use them as a keyring
If you manage to preserve the loop structure, festival wristbands make excellent keyrings. The fabric loops offer the ideal home for your keys; simply pair it with a split ring and you have a unique keyring that is sure to start a conversation. Other people who were at the same festival are sure to notice the design.
Place them in a bauble
For a unique Christmas decoration, consider placing your festival wristbands inside a clear bauble. Show your love for festivals during the Christmas period with this simple decoration. You can purchase clear empty baubles that are waiting to be filled with your favourite items. Place other small keepsakes from the festival such as confetti to create a fun Christmas decoration.
Turn them into bracelets
Your festival wristband may have started life as a bracelet, but it has one key disadvantage; it can’t be easily removed. Once you have removed the security clip from your wristband, you can turn it into a removable bracelet using a large bead.
Place the two ends of the wristband through the end of the bead and then use this to pull it tight on your wrist. You can now create the illusion of being a person who kept their festival wristband on, while still being able to take it off to wash it and for more formal events.
Turn them into a wallet
If you’re handy with a sewing machine, you can easily turn festival wristbands into a small coin purse, perfect for your next festival. Sew 6-8 festival wristbands together on the long side to create a small patch of fabric. Sew the bottom and sides together and add a zipper to the top end. Add a wallet chain and you’ll be ready to stay organised at your next festival experience.
Decorate your home
Festival wristbands can be collected and glued into place on common home items such as a clock face or a lampshade. The brightly colour fabrics and contrasting colours will create a bold and unique statement piece for your home that is unique. This is a great way to show your love for festivals and create a lasting memento of your time spent in a muddy field. You can guarantee that no one else will have the same item in your home.