Introduction: Pop-Tab Curtain/ Window Beads
After realizing how much pop my family and I drink a month, I figured I would do something creative with all of the pop tabs that come off of our cans. Here I will show you how to make a door-bead style window curtain.
Please note: I'm still working on this, I need something like 4,000 pop tabs to finish so this will be the thin watered down version of it.
A multi-tool or pliers
Step 1: Cut All of Your Tabs
After you collect all of your materials, take the pliers and cut through the top section of every tab (as seen in the picture)
Step 2: Attach Them
Take the top section of each tab and slip it into the bottom section of the next tab, you should start to get a fairly long chain after 10 minutes.
So far I have used well over 500 pop tabs, don't make this if you need a quick fix for a window-blind, I have put in well over 12-15 hours already on this.
Step 3: Hang Them Up
String a cord across the top of your window and attach each strand to it. Make sure that your string/rope is taut enough to support how ever many strands you are putting up. I've been told that 1,000 pop tabs is about a pound, so plan accordingly.
Step 4: Enjoy!
Sit back and watch the sun or people or whatever happens to be outside of your window, you will find that the sun reflects off the tabs in very interesting ways to allow light into your room.
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