You can upcycle and reuse just about anything.
the perfect example is..
Pop tab chain mail.
Start saving you soda tabs now!
Materials you need
Needle nose pliers
lots and lots of soda tabs
We need to star by bending the tabs slightly.
hold the tab in the pliers by the bigger end ( the end u pull up)
Bend the tab down slightly
u only need a slight bend in the tabs
do this to all of you tabs
Next you need to clip the bigger end with your wire cutters
to add the tabs to chain mail ( and start the mail)
use your cut end to link the tabs together.
Hook the open end though the back end of another tab
be sure it overlaps (it wonk work if you link them under)
close the tab end ( seal if you wish)
i used a bit of e6000 on the end of a toothpick to close them once i got a large area done
( leaving the outer ones open to enlarge your piece)
there are lots of things you can make with this chain mail...
its very lightweight and molds very well. I've seen spalders, chain mail shirts and greaves made.
i am making a tabard type skirt.
Isn't it fun to recycle, reuse, and upcycle!!!