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Got a bunch can tabs laying around? Or just want to make a cool bracelet? Well, I'll tell you how.
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Step 1: Step 1

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First, get what you need. 

I used about two feet of string and 22 can tabs. 
You might need more or less, depending on your wrist size. I'm a tween so my wrist is small. Keep in mind the thickest part of your hand, since when it is finished you will be sliding it over that and don't want the bracelet to get stuck. It would be a good idea to have more string than you think you will need and extra can tabs.You want to make it big enough to slide on your wrist, but not to big so it doesn't fall off. You can also color your can tabs with a sharpie or paint them with nail polish. I found that the sharpie rubs off, so try putting clear nail polish over it.

Step 2: Step 2

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First, take a can tab and your string. Put the ends of string in the holes of the tab (one end in each). Look at the picture to see how its supposed to go. Pull the ends of the string so they are even.

Step 3: Step 3

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Take another can tab and, with the bottom part facing up,take the ends of the string and push them up through the holes.
Now, take the ends and put them through the top can tab's right side holes. It should look like the picture.

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Put a tab next to the top one and put the ends through the holes. Lift the tab up a little bit and put the ends down and into the right half of the bottom tab. Look at the picture to see if you did it right.

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Now put a tab under that and push the ends through it and up into the top right one.
BlazeDamon1 year ago
Thank you, I was doing it the VERY long way
DIYDIVA23 years ago
I would just like for the color to stay as long as possible. My husband is an artist and has many different types of paints. Perhaps I could use his airbrush gun and whatever type of paint that works for aluminum.
jellybeensis (author)  DIYDIVA23 years ago
I would try asking your husband for some advice, he might be able to help. I just suggested nail polish because thats the first thing I thought of.
DIYDIVA23 years ago
So if I want to color them with say blue nail polish, should I apply the clear first or just the blue? This is a great way to recycle.
jellybeensis (author)  DIYDIVA23 years ago
the clear coat first might make it last longer, but you definitely want to apply a clear coat after the blue
Awesome! Very Funny. (;
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Very nice, and easy to follow!
jellybeensis (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago