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Pop-Top Bracelet

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This Bracelet is easy to make. It's got 2 rows of ribbon, so of course it would be perfect to make with school colors! Ask your friends to save you the pop tops from soda cans and before long, you'll have plenty.  
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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30 Pop Tops and 2 yards of 5/8" wide grosgrain ribbon. Satin ribbon does not work well with this project because it can snag from time to time. If you want to make it with 2 different colors of ribbon then you will need 1 yard of each. You will also need scissors and a hot glue gun.

Make sure the pop tops are all identical, they come in different shapes and slightly different sizes. You will need to remove any sharp edges with needle nose pliers. 

Step 2: Starting the bracelet

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Place 2 pop tops next to each other. Hold with your thumb and finger. Notice how one is slightly overlapping the other and facing opposite directions. Cut the ends of the 2 ribbons at an angle so they are pointed and easy to thread through the holes in the pop tops.

1. Push the first ribbon through the bottom left hole.  
2  push the other end in the hole above it, pull tightly, leaving about 4 or 5 inches hanging at the bottom.

Step 3: Weave the ribbon

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Push the ribbon through the top hole from the back toward the front and pull tightly.

Fold the ribbon down and hold with your thumb. 

Step 4: Adding another Pop Top

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Place another Pop Top above the last one and hold with your thumb, notice how I am alternating the direction of each one.

Push the pointy end of ribbon through the left side holes of the second and 3rd pop tops. Pull tightly to the back.

Step 5: Pop Top #4

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Place the 4th pop top above and facing the opposite direction of the previous one. Hold in place with your thumb.

Push ribbon through holes just like you did on the 3rd pop top, pull tightly.


Add another pop top, alternationg direction. 
sunshiine12 months ago
I have been wanting to make something out of tabs but it takes so long to save them! I love this! Have a great weekend!
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katvanlew (author)  sunshiine11 months ago
Thank you, a lot of people crochet the pop tops together for purses and things but not everyone knows how to crochet.
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