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Bracelets from the Recycling Bin

A plastic container and bubble wrap are two items that you probably have in your house and you might consider putting in the recycling bin, but these two items can make fabulous jewelry.

Lifestyle Expert Kristen Hilyard shows how.

Takeout Container Bracelet


  • 6 Plastic Takeout Containers
  • Permanent Markers
  • Scissors
  • Jump Rings
  • Bracelet Clasp
  • Hole Punch
  • Fingernail Clippers
  • Small Needle-Nose Pliers (Optional)

How to:

  • Cut the flat part out of your to-go container.
  • Color a pattern or scribbles with your markers onto the plastic container.
  • Cut large circles (for earrings) or squares/rectangles (for bracelets/necklaces) out of the plastic.
  • Use nail clippers to round the corners of your pieces.
  • Use a hole punch to punch holes in all four corners of your pieces.
  • Arrange pieces on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Pop in the oven for about 30 seconds to one minute on 350-degrees. Watch them until they shrink up and lay back down flat.
  • Let the pieces cool.
  • Use jump rings to connect the pieces to make your jewelry!

Bubble Wrap Bracelet


  • Bubble Wrap
  • Scissors
  • Parchment Paper
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Pearls for jewelry (with holes punched)
  • Circle Pattern (optional)
  • An Iron
  • Jewelry Supplies (bracelet chain, necklace chain, jump rings, clasps)

How to:

  • Preheat iron on wool setting, no steam (dry).
  • Cut bubble wrap into eight large equal pieces.
  • Layer two pieces of bubble wrap on top of each other, inside two pieces of parchment paper (or folded piece).
  • Iron both sides of the parchment paper until the bubble wrap melts together into a thin sheet.
  • Put two more pieces of bubble wrap around the piece you just ironed, put back in between the parchment paper and iron on both sides again.
  • Repeat with the rest of your bubble wrap (two more times).
  • Cut circles out of the flattened bubble wrap sheet.
  • Punch holes at the top of each piece with a thick needle.
  • Attach pearls and bubble wrap charms to your bracelet or necklace in any pattern you choose!

For more information:
Kristen Hilyard

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