Want more awesome jewelry ideas? Check out our Pixel Heart Necklace and our Spice Lid Upcycled Locket. And don’t forget our Good Vibe Necklace!
- Soda bottle. 32 oz size is what I used. Smaller size for kids.
- Fabric scraps
- Glue Gun
- X-acto Knife
- Mod Podge (Optional. I show how to use this or the glue gun to make the bracelets.)
- Pinch Crimps, Lobster Clasps, Jump Rings
- Small hole punch and string (for the one that ties together)
I found these are perfect for closing your bracelets though there are a variety of ways you can do that. The 15 to 16 mm size Crimp works quite well. They are aprox. 5/8″ wide. If you’re making very thin or very thick bracelets adjust as needed as they come in a variety of sizes. I found these items are much cheaper purchased separately. You can get a package of each at craft stores or any department store with a craft area.
Remove the label from your bottle. (It does not have to have all the residue removed for this project.) Cut even strips for your bracelets. I made mine about 1/2″ with some a little smaller and some a little larger.
You can either cut or tear strips of material. I made mine about 1/2″ wide. Make them a long as possible but you can add pieces easily if you need more .
There are two ways to attach the material to your bracelet. I found the hot glue method works great. Just put some hot glue on the inner end and attach your fabric. Wrap and secure again at the other end.
You can also use Mod Podge and coat your bracelet and wrap. I did not find this to be any better than hot gluing however.
You can wrap the fabric two ways. Flat as shown above or by rolling the fabric as you go as seen below. Both look great.
Once you’re finished you can trim the ends a little bit if needed and add your pinch crimps on each side.
I used a hammer to tap mine down firmly.
Attach a jump ring to one side and a lobster clasp to the other side.
For one of my bracelets I use an awl to punch holes on each side and inserted a string to tie the bracelet together.
I love this project – it’s so fun! I might just have to give this a try – found this over at diy dreamer
Thanks Carole! So glad you enjoyed it. Ü
Well now, I would have never thought the bracelets were made using a soda bottle from the photo in the Linky. They are so cute!!! I have wrapped fabric around rope and attached ends, but I like your idea as they are lighter weight and easier to attach the clasps.
Thanks for bringing such a clever idea to The Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week!
Have a great week!!
Thanks Karren! I’m so glad you enjoyed them. I appreciate the comment!
I love these!
Wow, great idea for fabric scraps! The bracelets are so pretty!
Thanks Amanda. Ü
What a great project! I love the bracelets.
Why thank you Virginia. Ü
OK now this is too dang creative! LOVE love love it! Pinned for sure! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!
Thanks Shelly! So glad you liked it!
What cute bracelets and a great new use for pop bottles. Love them!
Thanks so much Julie!
These are just so cool, and would have never thought of something like this! Thanks for sharing!
You bet! Thanks for stopping by!
So so awesome!!!! Pinning on my Jewelry group board and my pinterest page! xx Nat
I sure appreciate that Nat!
Hi Nancy and Roy! I really love this idea and shared it on Pinterest. The bracelets are pretty and reuse is the thing. I am stopping by from the Pin me linky party #121.
Charlotte – My Green Nook
Thank you so much Charlotte for saying so and repinning it!
What a great up cycling project! They’re so cool looking. Just wondering what do you use to cut your strips?
Hi Mary! Thanks so much for commenting. After marking the bottles with a ruler I got the cut started with an X-acto type knife. Then I cut them the rest of the way around with scissors.
Very cool! I never would have thought to use a soda bottle as a bracelet insert!
Thanks Christine! I was pretty pleased with how they turned out!