Google+ House Revivals: Recycled Bottle Bracelets!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Recycled Bottle Bracelets!

Here is a great recycled bracelet project to do with your kids!  These bracelets are so fun and easy to do, your kiddos can have bracelets to go with all their new back to school outfits.  All you need are some plastic bottles from the recycling bin and some decorative tape or fabric strips.

After a round of summer entertaining, we had several plastic soda bottles.  I like that this kind of bottle has a thicker plastic than a water bottle. You can use water bottles, but you may need to glue two layers together with double stick tape to have a nice strong bracelet.

I carefully cut out the flat center part of each bottle -- first using an old serrated knife to start the cut, then using a strong pair of (NOT SEWING) scissors. If you are doing this project with kiddos, you may want to help them with this part. After cutting out the strips, you may need to neaten up the edges a bit, so they are nice and straight.  I made mine into cuffs, but you can leave your plastic rounds whole and make bangles.

 Grab your favorite decorative tapes (or use fabric strips and adhesive), and simply wrap the plastic! That's it -- it doesn't get much easier than that!

I used "girly" products, but if that doesn't work for your bunch of kiddos, try camo or super hero inspired or leather-look cuffs.

You can use more than one pattern on a single bracelet to mix things up!

Have fun, and let me know what you think!

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