Soda Tab Belt

Ginger of Gingerly Made came up with a creative way to upcycle something you’d never expect into a cute accessory.  She figured out how to turn aluminum soda can tabs into a belt!

Gingerly Made soda tabs before

Ginger was able to crochet collected tabs together to form a belt.  I think the combination of the metal tabs and the gray yarn gives this belt a neat look, almost like chain mail.  It’s a fun statement piece!  Plus, I thought Ginger had a great idea for collecting the tabs–since her family doesn’t much soda, she put out the words on Facebook.  Way to help everyone be involved in an upcycling project, Ginger!

Gingerly Made soda tab belt

You can follow her tutorial to make a belt of your own at Gingerly Made.

Tote Bag Makeover

Here’s a super cute makeover from Amy Jo, who blogs at The Little Moments.  Amy Jo had one of those bags that gets handed out for free at business conferences.  You know the kind–they are practically indestructible, but unfortunately ugly.

LIttle Moments tote before

Obviously, that tote bag wasn’t going to make it out the front door on Amy Jo’s shoulder any time soon.  That is, until the day her husband discarded a green shirt, and Amy Jo realized that shirt could be upcycled into rows and rows of ruffles….to cover up an ugly tote bag!  Now she has a completely darling tote that she can carry anywhere with pride.

Little Moments tote after

You can learn more about this project at The Little Moments.