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« on: January 19, 2013 04:10:02 AM »

I work in a Tshirt printers 2 days a week and they get through an unbelievable amount of parcel tape on the screens they use. By the end of each week there are always at least 10 cardboard inners waiting to go in the recycling bin. I decided to start collecting them and find something useful to make.They're such a sturdy structure I'm sure I can find many different uses but to start off with I thought I'd make some bangles!



I started off by modPodging a layer of fabric over the cardboard so it wouldn't show through





I had collected a pile of lace bundles from the local fabric shop a while ago and thought this would be a good use for them.



So using my trusty hot glue gun I mixed it up a bit with each bangle either doing a straight wrap around over the fabric or continuously wrapping the lace around to cover the whole thing.



They were a little big for the wrist so I cut some felt to size and used the glue gun to attach it to the inside of the tube.





What do you reckon? Much better than its destination to the bin i hope Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013 05:26:49 AM »

Ooohh this is a great idea! *wonders if she has any tape rolls on hand*
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013 02:31:21 PM »

I have tons of these because I've used this tape to cover my broken window for 3 years. I have the replacement now, but no money to put it in. I thought what can I do with these and had the same idea, but they are fairly large.

Does the felt keep them from slipping off?
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013 03:04:06 PM »

I like them. I have one I was gonna cover with yarn, never did it though. Another idea is cutting them ihalf so you have 2 thinner bracelets.
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013 09:17:16 PM »

Cute! I'll have to give this a go one day!
By the way, I'm in love with the black/white striped one!
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013 10:06:38 PM »

LOVE this idea...they look great!
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013 02:35:42 AM »

Thanks guys for the comments  Grin


I have tons of these because I've used this tape to cover my broken window for 3 years. I have the replacement now, but no money to put it in. I thought what can I do with these and had the same idea, but they are fairly large.

Does the felt keep them from slipping off?

yeah the felt makes a huge difference. Makes you feel less like you're wearing a tape reel around your wrist haha!

I like them. I have one I was gonna cover with yarn, never did it though. Another idea is cutting them ihalf so you have 2 thinner bracelets.

Yarn wrapped ones would look super sweet. I was also thinking of cutting them down, or maybe trying some sort of wavy edge. Need to practise on a few first though  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2013 08:33:19 AM »

Ok, that's a cute idea. Great way to reuse!
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Love them!
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2013 08:03:52 AM »

Fab upcycling! They're so cute!
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