Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pop Tab Bracelets

Well herrrrro.

Guess who had today off from work? This kid.
Guess who wasted a solid portion of their day struggling with Nicor and ComEd while trying to get their utilities set up for their apartment at school? This kid.
Guess who gets to spend their perfectly good  Thursday driving 2 hours to the town of said school to prove to ComEd that they are in fact a US citizen and a real human being? THIS KID.
Someone please remind me to never try to set up utilities again haha

But anyway, I did get a bit of craftiness done today. For example, I made some pop tab bracelets!


Pretty cute, if I do say so myself. And goodness me! I managed to take pictures along the way so that you can make some for yourself!


Step one: Get your materials, yo. All you need is some ribbon [preferably not too skinny], scissors, and some pop tabs. I used about 18, and I'd consider my wrist pretty normal sized.


Step two: Cut yourself two lengths of ribbon. I used a little more than an arm's length [again with the super precise measuring haha].


Step three: This bracelet uses a the same technique as the hardware necklace did, except you have two holes to go through this time. So starting from the back of the tab, bring the two ribbons up through the pop tab, laving about four to five inches of ribbon to the left. You will be working from left to right on this.


Step four: Bring the ribbon down through the holes in the next pop tab.


Step five: Bring the ribbon back down through the first tab and pull it taught.


Step six: Now bring the ribbon back up through the second tab, in the little space to the right of everything.


Step seven: Continue adding tabs in this fashion until your bracelet is long enough. Then tie off the ribbons on both ends so that nothing comes loose!


Step seven: Because I enjoy clean-ness, cut the ends of your ribbons into nice, clean points :] Then all you need to do is tie it on an wear!


Tip of advice: I tied mine just big enough so that I could slip it over my wrist. Then I put a little tacky glue on the knot because I suck at tying bracelets on myself and wanted it to always have a nice clean bow haha


And there you have it! Pop tab bracelets! I love making things out of materials that I already have on hand :]



Annnnnnd, I just so happen to be linking to these great parties!

9 comments:

  1. These are so cool. Love them. Punky and recycled.

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  3. Hi! Visiting from tt&j. How fun! I always wonder what I can make with pop tabs. This is such a great idea!

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  4. Very cool! Does that mean you drank 18 cans of pop???? Hopefully not all while dealing with your utility issues, lol. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

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  5. awesome idea my 13yo son collects soda tabs now i can use some for something way cool!! thanks for the idea!

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  6. Very cool. Reminds me of something my little sister would wear. :-)

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  7. This is so cute! I love it, so clever.

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