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Start raiding your recycling bin!
Turn your soda can tabs into fabulous bracelets!

Posted by Creative Origins from United States • Published See Creative Origins's 23 projects »
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  • How to make a pop tab bracelet. Pop Tab Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your can tabs, cord and scissors.

  • How to make a pop tab bracelet. Pop Tab Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

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

  • How to make a pop tab bracelet. Pop Tab Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 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.

  • How to make a pop tab bracelet. Pop Tab Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 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.

  • How to make a pop tab bracelet. Pop Tab Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

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

  • How to make a pop tab bracelet. Pop Tab Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

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

  • How to make a pop tab bracelet. Pop Tab Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

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

  • How to make a pop tab bracelet. Pop Tab Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

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

  • How to make a pop tab bracelet. Pop Tab Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Then, bring ends together and form the final X.

  • How to make a pop tab bracelet. Pop Tab Bracelet - Step 10
    Step 10

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

  • How to make a pop tab bracelet. Pop Tab Bracelet - Step 11
    Step 11

    Tie the cords in a knot and trim the ends.

  • How to make a pop tab bracelet. Pop Tab Bracelet - Step 12
    Step 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.

  • How to make a pop tab bracelet. Pop Tab Bracelet - Step 13
    Step 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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nancy.langellier.56
nancy.langellier.56 · Fall River, Massachusetts

Love it!, I have to try this.

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Kairu L.
Kairu L. · 7 projects

awesome :]

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toy t.
toy t.

cool like the ideal thanks

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Capnbuttrflybritches
Capnbuttrflybritches · 2 projects

Im in the process of making a belt now(:

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momoevergreen
momoevergreen · 3 projects

I am so glad my parents drink a lot of diet coke- i had plenty of tabs in the garage (:

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Vilma T.
Vilma T. · Petäjävesi, Central Finland, Finland · 2 projects

I made this bracelet, but after I was finished, I realized it needed to be ELASTIC cord to stretch enough (obviously). Maybe I'll read the intructions more carefully next time :'D

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Dribble-Drabble
Dribble-Drabble · , , · 12 projects

I love this! Took me forever to gather my pop tabs but it was so worth it! A lot of people have noticed it too. Thankyou very much! :)

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Jay S.
Jay S.

I've got a large collection of pop can tabs from impulsively popping them off every can of soda near me lol... Super excited to finally have found something awesome to do with them :D

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DinjaDONUT
DinjaDONUT · Utrecht, Utrecht, NL · 6 projects

OMG I was looking for this tutorial so long!! thanks

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Rachel J.
Rachel J. · Ellensburg, Washington, WA, US · 3 projects

Colored tabs are on energy drinks and canned pineapple :)
Thanks for such easy directions!

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