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How to Reuse Soda Tabs

You can reuse soda tabs to make jewelry, accessories, and decorations. Gather as many soda tabs as you can and express your artistic side with these creative ideas.


  • Step 1: Hang a picture Use soda tabs as hangers for your family portrait or other pictures. Screw a soda tab to the back of the frame and your picture is ready to hang.
  • TIP: Make sure you wash the soda tabs before using.
  • Step 2: Use as a button Replace the lost button on a pair of jeans by sewing on a soda tab. It will make a unique statement.
  • Step 3: Make a belt Accessorize your favorite pair of jeans with a belt made of soda tabs. You can make one by connecting about 115 soda tabs with ribbon that is about ⅓-inch wide.
  • Step 4: Make a suit of armor Make your own suit of armor. Cut the tips of the tabs with tin snips and weave the tabs together.
  • Step 5: Create home decor Create an animal out of soda tabs and wire for a wall hanging or coffee table decoration.
  • Step 6: Crochet Crochet soda tabs together with your favorite yarn to make a one-of-a-kind necklace.
  • Step 7: Challenge your creativity Challenge yourself to come up with more creative ways to recycle soda tabs! Get your family involved by holding a contest to see who comes up with the most ideas.
  • FACT: Students in Utica, New York collected more than 88,000 soda can tabs in one year for recycling to benefit a children's charity.

You Will Need

  • Soda can tabs
  • A picture
  • A screw and screwdriver
  • A needle and thread
  • u2153" wide ribbon
  • Tin snips
  • Wire
  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Creativity

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