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Topic: COKE TAB BOX (soda tab box if your not from the south!)  (Read 16155 times)
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« on: January 01, 2009 05:51:00 PM »

Hi my fellow crafters and happy new year!  I was super excited about this challenge when it was posted...I have been collecting coke tabs for like a year and finally have an outlet!  ----yes yes I'm from the south----  I made a jewelry box out of coke tabs!  It took a bit if working to make it stable.  First I tried yarn and it was way to flimsy so then I got out my trusty tool kit and used wire and pliers to kind of weave the wires in between the tab holes!  I'm so excited it totally worked!  So without further ado I present my coke tab jewelry box!

and i forgot to mention its totally 100% recyclable!

Here is the box all tied up with a bow

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the inside with a Christmas treat!  i used left over yarn as the cushion

and another picture with everything out so you can see the sides and the bottom

Thanks for looking and don't forget to vote!  Grin
« Last Edit: January 02, 2009 05:47:52 AM by turtlelove » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009 07:50:54 PM »

That's so cool! I would have never thought to use tabs!

« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009 03:39:29 AM »

That's really cool! Great job and aren't ya' happy that you saved something that would have been garbage and made something really cool.  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009 10:21:22 AM »

that's so neat! good idea!
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009 11:19:18 AM »

Very original - have seen a lot of things make out of pop tabs, but never a gift box.  It is cute.
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009 07:32:06 AM »

Way cool!

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2009 09:25:21 AM »

I love it, so original.  Hitting "this rocks".

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2009 12:12:40 AM »

very cool idea and nice work, looks very well made

« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2009 06:03:21 AM »

I'm loving this!  Think you can post a tute on how you pulled them all together - and the hinge?  I think this would be a great craft project for girl scouts...


« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2009 07:26:33 AM »

This is a great idea!  My brother was in the military and brought home a friend from Iowa.  We asked him what kind of coke he wanted and confused the crap out of him!  He also says that whatever you say about someone/thing you can always make it better by saying "Bless their heart".  Gotta love that southern talk!!!   Grin

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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2009 07:51:54 AM »

what a cool idea!

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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2009 06:42:57 PM »

wow! I was thrilled and amazed by this project!

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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2009 11:40:46 AM »

Really cute box!

Just so you know that you can also donate those coke tabs to Shriner's Hospitals around the country. The pop tab is the only part of the can that is 100% aluminum and the folks over at Shriner's take them and recylce them into braces (leg braces and such) for their orthpedic patients. Remeber that no kids at Shriners ever pay for treatment so the pop tabs really do make a differnce. My Grandpa was a Shriner and my father still is, our family has been collecting pop tabs for years. I still remeber the first time my husband met my Grandpa, he had been secretly collecting pop tabs for awhile (and getting tons of help from the guys at work) and when he met Grandpa he had almost 3 POUNDS of pop tabs for him!

sorry to sound like an add, that isn't the way I meant it, I just wanted to suggest an alternate way to use all your pop tabs.

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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2009 05:21:38 PM »

What an awesome idea! You've got my vote  Grin
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2009 03:56:21 PM »

This is probably one of the coolest ideas I've seen for the coke tabs. Awesome creation! I would love to recieve this from someone.
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