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Pop Tab Bracelets

Updated on September 10, 2014
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Pop Tab Crafts

Ever wonder what you can make with your recycled pop cans? I'm sure most of us have lots them sticking around being saved up to take to the recycling company. Well you can make fun crafts with them especially the tabs. You can make all sorts of jewelry with them.

One craft in particular you can make with pop tabs are bracelets. So go through your pop cans or any other cans with tabs. Pull them off; save them up for making fun jewelry crafts.This is a fun Eco friendly craft made out of your recycled pop can treasures.

Featured in this lens is a stylish pop tab bracelet craft. You will find instructions and how-to video's to show how to make them. You can make them with plain silver pop tabs or collect colored tabs from energy drinks.

This is a fun and easy recycled craft for kids, teens and even adults.


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Pop a Top!

Collecting pop tabs has been around for years.

One of the biggest donations with pop tabs over the years has been to the Ronald McDonald House program. They like to save just the tabs instead of the whole can for cleanliness and storage. Proceeds from the pop tab collections go to families with ill children and help there stay at the Ronald McDonald be financially easier.

Not only are pop tabs for donations; they are used to make fun crafts with. You can make all sorts of jewelry, key chains, purses and so on. In this lens you'll be learning to make a pop tab bracelet.


Pop Tab Bracelet - Supplies and Instructions

Here are the supplies, directions and a basic photo you'll need to make the pop tab bracelets. this photo is a good start on how to make the bracelet as well I think that looking at the video is easier then reading the directions. Below these instructions you will find a video to give you a better look and feel on to making these bracelets.

Supplies Needed

  • 20-30 Pop Tabs
  • Ribbon or Hemp String
  • Scissors
  • Tape


Instructions

  1. Collect aluminum tabs and wash them in warm soapy water. Dry them completely before making the bracelets.
  2. Measure your wrist with the ribbon then cut it the length times three. Fold it half making a loop at the top and taping it to your work surface.
  3. First Tab: UP.

    Start with inserting the ribbon through the first tab hole.

  4. Second Tab: DOWN.

    Take your second tab and place it underneath the first tab. Then weave the ribbon through the bottom tab and back up through the first tab.

  5. Third Tab: UP.

    Take the third tab placing it next to the first and on top of the second tabs. Weave the ribbon over the side of the top tabs to connect them, weaving it through both the tab holes that connect the bottom and the third tab together.

  6. Fourth Tab: DOWN.

    Place another bottom tab and proceed with the same directions in step 5. Follow the sequence from steps 3 through 5 to make the bracelet.

  7. Tie a knot with the 2 ends of the ribbon to secure
  8. To close the bracelet, bring one end of the 2 ribbon ends up and through the loop on the other end.

    Tie into a bow and you are done!

Colored Ribbon

You can get ribbon in many colors and designs to work with. Colors are fun and you coordinate them with your outfits. Getting patterned ribbons are pretty neat too.


Stretch Pop Tab Bracelet

Making a stretch pop tab bracelet is much the same way as you make the ribbon ones. With the stretch ones you make a criss cross design with your cord so that is different as well in how your start the cord with this bracelet. Stretch cords comes in various colors and are great for making pop tab bracelets with.

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Pop Tab Jewelry Kit

In this pop tab kit you can make bracelets, earrings and necklaces. There are three pop tab colors and 46 tabs that come in this kit along with ribbons, cords and jewelry parts. Don't miss out; get your kit today! I think a starter kit would be perfect to start with. That way you can see exactly what you need to make these. As you work on a kit it will give you ideas to expand to your own style.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      Thanks Smine27! They are very neat. I think kids would go wild over them.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Very cool idea for the kids and family,

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Craftymarie: They'd be great for kids. Thanks!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @TJHousel: Yay! Thanks!

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      Tawnya 3 years ago from NE Ohio

      Pinned for summertime fun.

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      Marie 3 years ago

      Fantastic fun, my daughter would love one of these :)

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @QuizSquid: Yea I think it would go over great!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Heidi Vincent: Thanks! I have a drawer full of pop tabs waiting to make some bracelets too. :)

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      Imagine such beautiful creations from simple pop caps! Congratulations on winning a well-deserved Purple Star for such a crafty project, CherylFay!

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      QuizSquid 4 years ago

      Looks like a fun project for the kids!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @bead at home mom: Thanks! :)

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      Teri Hansen 4 years ago

      cute, cute, cute! and congrats on the purple star.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @girlfriendfactory: Yes fun! Thanks for stopping by.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @victoria-nankya-9: Thanks!

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      victoria-nankya-9 4 years ago

      these are really cute creations. very good for the children during playtime

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      girlfriendfactory 4 years ago

      What cute ideas! I remember making necklaces when I was a kid ~ when the entire thing came off the can. lol

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Gaby81: Glad you liked this. You'll have to collect some more cans just so you can make this craft. Thanks you stopping by.

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      Gaby81 4 years ago

      Wow what an amazing idea! Really! I used to collect pop cans when I was young, but just for fun. I will need to find where I put them to try make a bracelet like this. Thanks for sharing.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @NibsyNell: Awesome! I hope the bracelet turns out of great!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @NibsyNell: Awesome! I hope the bracelet turns out of great!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @anonymous: Shoe laces are an awesome idea. Painting the tabs would be an idea as well since its hard to find colored ones. Thanks for the ideas and stopping by.

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      NibsyNell 4 years ago

      Yay! Such an amazing idea! I can't wait to try this! :)

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @MontseB: Awesome! What kind of rings? Thanks for stopping by.

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      MontseB 4 years ago

      That idea is so good, recycle art, I have a friend who also makes fantastic rings.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @LiteraryMind: I agree. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      What a great craft. Great recycling idea too.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @JeffVilcinskas: Your welcome! I hope the bracelet turns out great! Have a great weekend!

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      JeffVilcinskas 5 years ago

      This is just too cool! I really can not wait to show my daughter this. I know we will be trying the great one out this weekend! Thanks for the great information

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Cynthia Haltom: My son wants me to make him one. Fun. Fun. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Cynthia Haltom 5 years ago from Diamondhead

      Cool project can't wait to try it

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Marja79: You have to start a trend up of collecting pop tabs. :) Thanks for coming by!

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      Marja79 5 years ago

      Great idea, I need to find people who have pop tabs! I would love to wear one. I bet no one Finland is actually saving/collecting these.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @KyraB: Your Welcome! I know right. There pretty neat!

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      KyraB 5 years ago

      Wow! I never knew you could make something so pretty and fun from a pop top! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Gypzeerose: Ya it is. I didn't think of that. Great camp craft! Thanks!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      What a great summer camp idea!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @getmoreinfo: Thanks!

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      Such a cool idea I love it.

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