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Start raiding those recycling bins! Turn aluminum can tabs into cool jewelry!
For starters, you need a pile of pop tabs. Somewhere between 20-26, depending on wrist size. You also need elastic cord and scissors. That's it! No o...
Cut cord to approximately 2-1/2 feet. Loop through the first tab, situating the tab at center of cord.
Hold another tab below your first tab, (make sure your rough edges are always facing each other, smooth side to the outside) overlapping so you can se...
OK, now get another tab and hold it on top, overlapping as before, and this time, thread the cords through the opposite holes forming an X on top.
Another tab, held at the back and thread those cords through, top cord-top hole, bottom cord-bottom hole.
Another tab, held on top, thread cords through forming that X. Top cord-bottom hole, bottom cord-top hole.
Keep going, repeating step five and step six, alternately, until bracelet can be wrapped around your wrist and ends meet comfortably. You need the l...
Tie the cords in a knot and trim the ends.
Turn bracelet back over and slide it on your wrist. There should be just enough stretch to easily go over your hand and then be lightly snug on your...
There's plenty of ways to embellish these bracelets, too. You can paint the tabs, use colored elastic, add beads, anything you can think of. Well,...
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It took me about an hour but it came out great. I didn't have enough tabs because I've just started to do this project since I saw them in the store for $5 and didn't want to spend money on something I could make myself, even a child can make it so why spend that much on something recycled when you can do it too! What I love about this project by ShaJen is that she makes it very easy to understand and with the images it makes it even more easy to not get lost. Thank you so much! My Mom loves it and she wants to make some, too.
Hope you like mine! : - )
couldnt find any soda can so i went through my parents garbage can and got enough tabs for like twenty of these things! http://jambhu.blogspot.com/
I loved this idea, but it was too confusing. When I almost finished, the X's made the whole thing unravel into a big tangle. I had to cut the string to get the tabs free. Luckily I found another tutorial on how to do it without the X's. I don't know if anyone else had this problem, or if I just didn't understand the instructions... Well, thanks anyway.
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