I’m going to be totally honest here. I love recycling, and I really love upcycling. Taking something old, used, and ordinary and turning it into something fabulous is just so much fun! One of my favorite things to upcycle is 12oz. water or soda bottles and make them into super fun bracelets. It’s super easy, and doesn’t require any sewing. The really nice thing is that you can make this in your dorm with very little mess!
Start with any 12oz. bottle and take off its label. Then, using a pair of scissors, cut the top and bottom off the bottle, like this:
Trim up the edges and shorten the bottle into the size you want your bracelet to be:
Next, take a piece of fabric (you can find small pieces of fabric in most craft stores, or use a scrap from an old shirt, skirt, pillow, etc.) and trim it to roughly the same size as the cylinder, leaving a little extra cloth on the ends. Then take a hot glue gun and squeeze a line of glue onto the fabric.
Press the glue end of the fabric onto the water bottle and hold it there for a few seconds.
Do the same with the other end of the fabric, overlapping it with the already glued side.
Now you’re going to want to clean up the ends. With your glue gun, squeeze a line of glue all around the inside edge of the fabric and press it down to the inside of the plastic. It should look like this:
See? Nice and clean. Now you have successfully created a hip, fun, and completely original accessory. Have fun wearing it and showing it off to everyone!