Whether you are getting ready for your summer vacation on a tropical island or you are just looking for an all-natural material, eco-friendly bikini top wanting to say “Aloha” wearing the appropriate apparel . Well, here is how to make your own Coconut Bikini Top!
Step 1: Tools & Materials You Will Need.
First thing you should do is get yourself a coconut!
Check the coconuts for the right size and shape.
Tools & materials you will need:
Wood polish (optional)
Thin shoe laces
Step 2: Saw the Coconut in Two Pieces
Saw the coconut in two pieces. Try to make them as even in size as possible.
Slice & remove the (white) edible part of the coconut with a knife.
Use the spoon to help it loosen from its shell.
Use the coconut meat to whip up a coconut cream pie or for some crazy cocktail.
Step 3: Use the Sand Paper to Smooth the Edges
Use the sand paper to smooth the edges of the coconut husk, no pointy edges should exist where the coconut will come in contact with the skin.
It has to be comfortable.
Place the coconut husk in warm water, this will soften the rough part of the husk, rub it with steel wool until you are left with a smooth, clean coconut shell.
Trim any rough edges of the husk with sand paper. A power tool makes the job quicker in less time.
Choose the final positioning of the bikini top and mark the shells with an oval shape.
This will make the coconut look more like a bikini top. Rather than looking just a coconut cut in half .
Make the cut with the power multi-tool or with a saw. Again trim all the edges with sand paper so it looks and feels smooth.
Step 5: Finish Off According to Your Design
Mark the positions of the holes to be made according to your design. Placing two laces in the middle connecting the two cups, adds extra strength to the bikini top.
Drill the holes with a drill bit as big as the laces, and make the inner side of the hole a bit wider so the knot will fit snugly.
Make a knot at the end of the lace pass the lace through each hole and make another knot exactly on the outer side of the shell, this will keep the lace in place.
Polish the outer surface of the coconut top with some wood polish to make a nicer finish and this will also make it waterproof.
Step 6: Your Bikini Top Is Ready to Be Worn!
Your bikini top is ready to be worn!
Enjoy your handmade, all natural material, eco-friendly coconut bikini top! =)
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