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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 other supplies ...
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 see through ...
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 last tab to be ...
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 ...
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, I hope my ...
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