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Making a 6-Pack Ring Snowflake

This is a guide about making a 6-pack ring snowflake. Here is a great way to reuse plastic 6-pack rings and prevent them from making their way to the ocean and causing harm to wildlife. Living Green in a Colorful World made the beautiful snowflake featured in this guide.
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September 23, 20020 found this helpful

Materials

  • 18 plastic drink holders
  • Slimline Stapler and staples
  • White glossy spray paint
  • Glitter
  • White quilting or carpet thread and needle
  • Gold or Silver spray paint (may be used for highlighting)

Instructions

1. Fold each holder in half lengthwise and staple circles together at each end at top edge and one end.

2. Staple 9 holders together at top edge to form a large circle. Staple both sides.

3. Run a double thread through the middle of each side, draw tight and tie off.

4. Place the flat side of each snowflake together and staple ends of each holder together.

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5. Spray one side at a time with white paint and sprinkle with glitter before the paint dries.

6. Add clear fishing line for hanger.

You have just saved 18 plastic drink holders from being trown into the landfill or a lake for a fish or bird to swallow.

Sue L. (Originally Published 9/23/2002)

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December 26, 20080 found this helpful

I've been looking for the directions for a long time, too, I have 2 of these snowflakes on my porch right now and I love them! This is a wonderful way to reuse these things so they don't end up in the landfill, and at the same time have fun and make something useful.

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November 17, 20030 found this helpful

I need directions on how to make snowflakes from sixpack rings. They are stapled together to form a snowflake. Thanks

a. kahle

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November 18, 20030 found this helpful

Here the link to the directions we posted in the past:

http://www.thri  f001447.tip.html

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October 8, 20030 found this helpful

I need directions on how to make snowflakes out of soda can plastic rings---please I need your help.

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October 13, 20030 found this helpful

One of our readers posted the directions last year. Here is the link:

http://www.thri  f001447.tip.html" rel="nofollow" target="new">http://www.thri  f001447.tip.html

Let us know how they turn out.

- Susan

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