Here's a tutorial with my first attempt. :)
Step one... save up some pop tabs.
Step two... measure your wrist.
Step three... measure a line of pop tabs to see how many you need to get around your wrist, then double that number because this is a two-layer bracelet.
Step four... lace the tabs together with ribbon. Here's a video (it was easier than trying to capture it in photos):
Once you've laced together enough tabs to go around your wrist, here's how you finish it up:
|End with a "bottom" tab as the last one you put on.|
|Lace the ribbon to the back of the bracelet.|
|Knot the ribbon on the back to secure the last tab.|
|Slip the ribbon back through the first tab and tie.|
Check out YouTube for inspiration on how to make these even cooler. I plan to experiment some more and see what I can come up with. I think it would be interesting to thread it with different materials - like leather or hemp. I saw one vid where they'd used something stretchy to make a headband out of tabs and another where a girl made a belt... the possibilities are endless!
Happy upcycling, friends.