Several years ago, we were saving pull tabs for a charity event at school and we turned in a large tub of tabs. Afterwards, we continued to save pull tabs just in case there would be another event the following year, but it never happened. I stumbled across my stash of pull tabs the other day and decided that maybe I could get creative and think of something to do with them. We made Decorative Globes with a few of them and then found a charity to donate the rest.
I was pleasantly surprised at how well these turned out!
Here is how you can make some for yourself!
- Pull Tabs
- Styrofoam balls
- Smooth Finish (made to cover Styrofoam)
- Spray Paint (I used metallic silver, metallic gold, and white)
If you want a smoother finish, you can apply some Smooth Finish. I used this and applied with a fingertip on some of the Decorator Globes we made and I left them to dry overnight. I purchased this at Walmart for about $5.00
Last step: Spray Paint with whatever color you want. Pretty easy!
In the picture below, the top two globes were done using the Smooth Finish, and the bottom two were not.
Ahhh . . .the possibilities . . . depending on the color you paint them, they could go with just about any decor or would be pretty for Christmas Displays too.
Got pull tabs? What will you create?