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Recycle and accessorize
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.

Posted by Kalli from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Kalli's 13 projects »
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  • How to make a pop tab necklace. Poptab Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    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.

  • How to make a pop tab necklace. Poptab Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Loop the string down through the other hole.

  • How to make a pop tab necklace. Poptab Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Grab another poptab and go down through the first hole on it.

  • How to make a pop tab necklace. Poptab Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pull the pop tabs together until the holes line up.

  • How to make a pop tab necklace. Poptab Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    bring the string up through the second hole on the second pop tab.

  • How to make a pop tab necklace. Poptab Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    String another pop tab.

  • How to make a pop tab necklace. Poptab Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Line up the holes.

  • How to make a pop tab necklace. Poptab Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat until you have the desired length of your necklace, then knot the last pop tab in place. It should look something like this.
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    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.

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Candace P.
Candace P. · Fayetteville, North Carolina, US · 2 projects
I made one for my sister but it was a bracelet and she said it kept cutting her wrist...did u have any problems like that?
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Kalli
Kalli · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 13 projects
Glad you all like it!
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Gary L.
Gary L. · Dublin, Dublin, IE · 1 project
Ooh a guy in my irish college(kinda like camp in america i think) made this out of a shoelace and poptabs,Might try it but a bit differentHappy
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Kalli
Kalli · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 13 projects
Yes, I have thought of painting them. This was kind of a trial run to see if it would work.

<3 Pop tabs
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CO + K User

Very nice have you ever thought of painting them?
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
That is awesome. I tried to make a bracelet this way ages ago but it completely failed. I was using elastic thread though, so I guess it wasn't rigid enough.
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ragdoll--
ragdoll--
thats a good idea!
i have a pretty big collection of pop tags as well XD
i might make that and some earings to match
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