FOR THIS PROJECT: It works better if you use a RIBBON instead of yarn/string. Looks nicer too.
I've always loved pop tabs, much so in fact. I've collected them for years and have a pretty big stash now. Up until now, I've had no clue what I wanted to use them for. I always wanted to come up with some cool craft for them, but just couldn't think of anything. Well, now I've got it and it's amazing.
I hope the pictures do most of the explaining.
WARNING: Pop tabs do have sharp edges so do NOT tie tightly around neck.
Cut off a decent length of string.
Start by Stringing your first pop tab. Push this pop tab down your string until there's a 6inch tail left. Then knot the string around the pop tab to keep it in place.
Loop the string down through the other hole.
Grab another poptab and go down through the first hole on it.
Pull the pop tabs together until the holes line up.
bring the string up through the second hole on the second pop tab.
String another pop tab.
Line up the holes.
Repeat until you have the desired length of your necklace, then knot the last pop tab in place. It should look something like this.
Make sure to leave at least a 6inch tail on this end too.
NOTE: Do NOT tie this tightly around your neck!!! Pop tabs do tend to have some sharp edges.
You can always switch it up and make a bracelet or anklet.