I strive to make things from throwaway items. I enjoy working with inner-tubes. I have been trying to find a solution to using other methods for attaching things to inner-tubes instead of glue. I have been unable to find inner-tube glue in my area. This instructable is how I turned an inner-tube into something I think is very useful and pretty.
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Step 1: Supplies
Shiny gem stone
Key chain ring
Step 2: Cutting
Paint the inner tube using a high quality paint or leave it unpainted.
Mine measures 2X6
After it is dry mark it the desired size.
Cut it out using the pinking scissors.
Step 3: Hole
Mark center on the book mark and using the hole punch cut it out.
Step 4: Ribbon
Cut a small piece of ribbon about 8 inches long.
Slip the ribbon through the book marker hole.
Layer the buttons and ribbon as shown and glue. ( the ribbon is folded in half)
Press and weight it down until it dries.
Step 5: Gem
Glue the gem in the center of the button.
Step 6: Key Ring Book Mark
I do not know how to tell you to attach the inner-tube to the key ring but maybe you can see how it is done by looking at the pictures.
I just cut out the book mark from the inner tube and made a slit across it and glued the sticker. My husband attached it to the key-ring. It made a very nice book mark.
Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
These turned out very nicely! I am sure they will be appreciated by all the people who will be getting them.
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