Introduction: Pop Top Braclet

This instructable shows how to make a bracelet out of the thingys on top of soda cans.

Step 1: Supplies

Get a lot of soda can tops. I'm 13 and I used 14 on this one. I used 17 on my other one so get 25 and you should be okay.

You also need string.

And scissors.

Step 2: Starting It

Put the loop through the top hole as shown in pic 1

Put the 2 ends through the loop as shown in pic 2

Step 3: First One (cont)

go around the sides and down through the bigger hole.

Step 4: Piece Two Side One

put the string down into the smaller hole, around the side to the top, and down through the big hole.

Step 5: Repeat on Other Side

Repeat on other side, and pull tight.

Step 6: Lather, Rinse, Repeat

Repeat steps 4 and 5 until desired length.

Step 7: End It

once it's long enough,put the string down and throug as you would (pic 1)

tie a pretzel knot around the side of the pop top

Step 8: Cut & Youre Done!

Cut off the exess and you are done.
Show off as much as you want.

Step 9: Doubling It.

I just finished doubling it and taking pics, so the 'ible will be up in a matter of days.


instrumentalmental (author)2014-10-27

Great Idea I like the simple design :) Nice shiny and affordable gift for someone

no_name65 (author)2013-06-08

Cool one. I made myself one.
When my friends saw it, they shout "Made my one too!".

ghartmann1 (author)2011-08-14

i still can't get step 2. :( how to put the 2 ends through the loop.

warmachine91 (author)2011-07-29

how do you get it off and on?

WhyHello (author)2011-06-16

*is confused* a pretzel knot?

icedog515 (author)2009-03-14

try turning the tabs sideways.. i make bracelets like this, its kinda hard to explain. Anyway, i love sodatab crafts! _

mcshawnboy (author)icedog5152011-04-14

I tried the other 'ible soda tab bracelet that's sideways & it's more comfortable to wear than this one as it doesn't lay flat unless you'd tap it partially round on a can or mandrel. I like any upcycling, I tell folks, "Tell me what you throw away & a craft likely can be made from it."

Linbee (author)2011-01-07

I wonder if you could use the stretchy elastic used in jewelry making. That way you wouldn't have to be so concerned about getting it on and off.

WhyHello (author)2010-11-07

Thank u! can you do a belt =)

sonofspikerr (author)2010-10-13


seamsbysami (author)2010-09-11

super duper im doin this now maybe u shoud paint the tops too i did

jschmit21 (author)2009-09-19

how do you go from the frist picture to the second one?

jschmit21 (author)jschmit212009-09-19

help me asap!

BuffaloNickel (author)jschmit212009-10-26

sorry for late response. put the two loose ends in the bottom- right up through the loop of string.

william4632 (author)2009-08-24

How do you do that can you descried it in more detail.

sir-zeke (author)2009-07-17
Wasagi (author)2009-04-26

I like it! It's suprisingly easy to make, and look pretty Kick@- if I do say so myself.

cokalola (author)2009-04-19

this is easier than the others I LOVE IT!!

matteob71121 (author)2009-03-19


KitschyKoo (author)2009-02-17

Elastic cord could be used instead of string so that it could be slipped over the wrist

BuffaloNickel (author)KitschyKoo2009-02-18

i was thinking of doing that but was too lazy.

chaitanyak (author)2009-02-15

wow! i like this!

mg0930mg (author)2008-10-12

This is nice but I don't think 25 is a lot, some people use 100-200 for a necklace.


it really isnt alot. i only used 26, (a one inch gap for a clasp) and i have a +9.5in wrist.

BuffaloNickel (author)2008-10-08

I'm going to add a double version soon. It should be up in a week tops.

TheCaptain (author)2008-10-07

Awsome! I love simple little crafts like this that look cool in the end. Would you mind if I attempted to improve on it a bit?

BuffaloNickel (author)TheCaptain2008-10-07

Not at all. im open to any modifications, so do whatever you want with it.

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