DIY Decorative Globes - Using Pull Tabs?! Yes!

I was hording pull tabs for the kids school charity event. After the event, we were still in the habit of saving pull tabs, so I had built up a large stash. I decided to get creative and see what I could come up with using the pull tabs.
Handful from my stash of pull tabs . .
I made patterns with the pull tabs in Styrofoam balls.
On some of the globes, I used Smooth Finish. This product is made to smooth out styrofoam. I purchased the Smooth Finish at Walmart for about $5.00. I applied the smooth finish using my fingertip to the pull tab decorated globes.
I let the Smooth Finish dry overnight. The next day, I spray painted the globes with metallic silver, metallic gold and white spray paint.
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  • All32665301 All32665301 on Sep 03, 2018

    This is a great idea. Did you cut an opening for the tabs first or just push them in?


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  • Flipturn Flipturn on May 14, 2021

    During this pandemic time, many charities are no longer accepting items such as pull tabs (used in very close contact to mouths and hands) for donations, as it can not be determined if they have been disinfected first.

    The above project is an example of how pull tabs can be used to create unique decor objects.

    With many folks still being home bound, crafts offer an enjoyable activity to pass the time and relieve stress.

  • Bel33456455 Bel33456455 on Jul 21, 2021

    Like you, I stayed in the habit of saving the tabs, Now I know what to do with the 2 coffee cans full of pull tabs; thanks to your creative mind!