We have lots of projects for crafting with soda cans, but what about those humble little tabs? If you’ve been saving your tabs for the right project, this upcycled soda tab bracelet might just be the one!
Recycling metal is much more efficient than recycling plastic, but when you reuse metal soda can tabs in your crafts you’re still using less energy than recycling, and you’re also replacing new craft supplies with something that would have otherwise landed in the bin. It’s a double win!
Crafter Tiffany Threadgould – author of ReMake It! – emailed us about her soda tab project, which is part of a series created with the New York Hall of Science to get people psyched about the mega-fantastic World Maker Faire coming up this very weekend in New York! The 2012 Maker Faire is planning over 500 exhibits where folks can learn all manner of making from arts and crafts to technology and even food. Threadgould is exhibiting at the Faire, where she’ll be teaching folks how to make upcycled pinwheels and the soda tab bracelets she demonstrates in the video below!
Make a Soda Tab Bracelet
You only need a few materials to create your own soda tab bracelet:
- 24 soda tabs
- 26″ of elastic cord
- tape measure
She walks you through how to make the bracelet in this video:
Have you guys done any cool soda tab crafts lately? I’d love to hear what you’re working on in the comments!
Image Credit: Photo by Tiffany Threadgould