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Start raiding your recycling bin!

Turn your soda can tabs into fabulous bracelets!



You Will Need

Project Cost
Almost Nothing

  1. Step 1 1

    Gather your can tabs, cord and scissors.

  2. Step 2 2

    Cut cord to approximately 2-1/2 feet. Then loop through the first tab, situating the tab at center of cord.

  3. Step 3 3

    Hold another tab below your first tab, (make sure your rough edges are always facing each other, smooth side to the outside) overlapping so you can see through openings of both tabs. Thread the cord up from the bottom through both tabs, bringing top cord through top hole and bottom cord through bottom hole.

  4. Step 4 4

    OK, now get another tab and hold it on top, overlapping as before,and this time, thread the cords through the opposite holes forming an X on top.

  5. Step 5 5

    Another tab, held at the back and thread those cords through, top cord-top hole, bottom cord-bottom hole.

  6. Step 6 6

    Another tab, held on top, thread cords through forming that X. Top cord-bottom hole, bottom cord-top hole.

  7. Step 7 7

    Keep going, repeating step five and step six, alternately, until bracelet can be wrapped around your wrist and ends meet comfortably.

  8. Step 8 8

    You need the last tab to be one placed at the back side.

  9. Step 9 9

    Then, bring ends together and form the final X.

  10. Step 10 10

    Turn bracelet over and thread cords under cord from previous tab.

  11. Step 11 11

    Tie the cords in a knot and trim the ends.

  12. Step 12 12

    Turn bracelet back over and slide it on your wrist. There should be just enough stretch to easily go over your hand and then be lightly snug on your wrist.

  13. Step 13 13

    There's plenty of ways to embellish these bracelets, too. You can paint the tabs, use colored elastic, add beads, anything you can think of.

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