Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fun Summer Popcan Bracelet

Got to love recyclable crafts.  I've been saving up a bunch of those pop can top tab things for a while because there is a lot you can do with them like make this cool bracelet and here is how.
What you need is 22 of these things and some elastic string and optional spray paint if you want more than just the silver look.  Spray paint both sides and I suggest also a sealer of some kind so that they paint doesn't wear away so fast.  I'm going to show you without spray paint.
Line up the tabs like this so that you will not have any sharp parts on your skin.
They are going to be lined up like this.  11 on the top and 11 on the bottom.  If making for a kid, you might only need 9 or 10.
The tricky part is getting the weaving right.  I start with the bottom and then do the top the same way.
The string will come back up through the top tab, but this picture show midway of the step.
It should look like this, but not so blurry.  =)
Then just keep going all around.
You can see better on this one how all the tabs are done.
Just finish off with a knot or two and you are good to go!

2 comments:

  1. Looks great! I like the copper-colored bracelet! Posted at the Dollar Store Crafts facebook page today http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dollar-Store-Crafts/161233564682

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  2. My daughter used to make this with pretty ribbons for a feminine look!

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