Soda or pop can tabs are being reused in a variety of craft projects. This is a guide about crafts using pop can tabs.
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An inexpensive way to hang items up that are not in a frame like sea shells, ceramics, or really anything for that matter, is to use a soda or beer tab top. Just attach it either by super glue or E-6000 for heavier items. I have done this for years. I always get asked "How did you get that to hang up like that?"
By xintexas from San Antonio, TX
If you get a photo frame and there is no hook on the back, using a screw attach the Coke tab to the back of your frame. Then hang your picture!
By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
When you need something to use as a hanger for one of your craft items, just hot glue soda pop tabs to the back of your craft. Use one or two tabs depending on the width and weight of your artwork.
You can make items using soda tabs, sell them and give a large percentage to the Ronald McDonald House or other children's charities.
By Patricia Bledsoe
Editor's Note: Anyone have some ideas for what can be made with soda tabs?
I recently went on a volunteer trip to Jamaica to work at schools in areas with extreme poverty. One of the students at the school made this super-adorable bracelet using only soda can tabs and a shoelace. Unfortunately I don't have step-by-step pictures.
Using soda pop tabs for crafting is fun & easy.
These can be used as "buckles" for any craft project. Have Fun!
If you make homemade jar candles as I do, you can use pop tabs as a weight for your wicks. If you drink pop they are pretty much free!
By Tracey P
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Here are questions related to Crafts Using Pop Can Tabs.
I wanted to make a soda can tab belt. But then I was thinking, what should I put on them so they won't rust?
By Me (Guest Post) 08/15/2008
I was wondering how to make a soda pop tab bag/wallet. I've seen them but they are really expensive, and I have alot of tabs. Can you give me instructions of a pattern?
I was wondering what i could do with all the soda can tabs my family has. I decided a belt and/or a purse would be cool if it was made out of them. Does anyone have any idea where I
could find out how to make them? Thanks for all your help!
Sorry Susie, you are wrong. First, your answer did not addresse the posters question, which was about making belts.
There are about a dozen YouTube videos on the topic, and this is the leading Face book page on the topic
Lotta good pictures there, many craft techniques, and more importantly, craft grade tab suppliers.
Now, as for this stupid snopes page calling tab redemption a myth, which is probably the most misquoted page in all of snopes...the only urban myth to the McDonalds Article on snopes, is snopes itself. RMDH (Ronald McDonald's House) has been trying to get the snopes page on this subject removed since 2005, but the pure arrogance of snopes is that they are never wrong.
McDonalds House Charities does in fact still accept pull tabs as part of their fundraising. They have been collecting them since 1987 at MOST McDonald houses. In 1992, the McDonald's Corporation itself joined the tabs for RMDH program, making it simpler to collect tabs. You no longer have to travel to a RMDH to donate tabs, you can just go to the closest McDonalds. Your baggies, cans and boxes of tabs are loaded back on the semi's that drop off the food, and as the trucks report back to Loading hubs, tabs are unloaded, sent to the scrap yard, and the money is used to allow families to stay near their hospitalized youth.
I personally have donated 23.5 million tabs to RMDH, as in I actually walked into the building and donated them, so there is no doubt that I am right, and snopes is wrong. I would add that I account for 2.4% of all the tabs collected in this program by myself, and have organized a dozen Upper Michigan Scouting Units to collect another 40 million tabs.
It is estimated that RMDH will surpass 1 Billion tabs in the first week of August 2014
I am wondering if there is anything out there that's cheap to put on pop tabs so they won't rust. I found a way to make a belt and a purse out of them. But I just know they'll rust.
if you are afraid of them rusting, go to walmart in auto paint dept and buy a spray can of clear rustoleum and spray on it when done making . hang on clothesline to dry. will be dry in about 10 min. can costs 1$ or less on sale. my hubby uses this on car parts and so i know it will work. make sure the cap on can is clesr.
What can I do with pop can tabs? I have around 200 pop can tabs that I saved from soda cans and I don't know what to do with them.
By Marlene F.
If you have a person in your house who makes wood wall plaques these tabs can be attached to the back to hang on the wall.
I have about 200 pop can tabs; what can I make with them?
Are you still looking to buy the pop top tabs? Let me know.
How do you make a purse out of soda tabs?
By Laura from Mesa, AZ
http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-make-a-pop-tab-purse does exist, but you need to post it right to your line and not go by the link.
First thing you need to know is that you will need "a lot" of pop tabs. The finished purse contained 727 pop tabs. Good luck.
I want to know if anyone has instructions on how to make leis and bolo ties with the pop can tabs?
By Rosemary from Kihei, HI
I saw a purse made with the tabs pulled to open soda cans, and some other cans. I've been looking for directions to make the purse, or something else, but have not found any. Help, please!
By Bobbie S.
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This is my latest creation! My fun bracelet is made from soda pop tabs. I used alcohol inks and stretch cord to transform this "junk" into stylish jewelry! They're super easy to make and fun for kids to wear.
Source: I Googled "What can I make with pop tabs?" and got results for purses and bracelets, but none were colored like this.
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What are some good uses for pop tabs?
By Cheryl from Missouri
By Cubmaster Pack 526, Iron Mountain, Michigan
By Stephanie B
I would like to make some crafts with pop can tabs. What is a strong adhesive to use? I need something that is going to hold up.