This has become an obsessive craft, thanks to a decision to stop drinking soda. To supplement the missing fizzy feeling that I love and the flavor of something sweet, I’ve taken up a gulping habit of Trader Joe’s Sparkling Mineral water.
To make these lovely, shiny, colorful adornments, you need:
Tacky glue-trust me on this
Round, flat Sequin discs with a hole already for stringing
Jumprings, larger is easier
A small hole puncher
A knife or razor you’re comfortable cutting with
An iron or stove top
Cut the top part off a plastic bottle. You know, the bit before it reaches the main body of the bottle. Melt it slightly to soften the cut edge. This can be done with an iron, or if your lazy like me- press the edge on a nonstick griddle over high heat for a few seconds. *It will curl up and become difficult to hole punch if you leave it on too long.*
Once the edge is softened, use a small hole puncher to make punches along the bottom. I didn’t measure and didn’t necessarily use all the holes. You could measure if you want but I left it random. Coat the plastic part of the bottle-skipping the cap- in tacky glue and wrap in yarn down to just above your punched holes. Once done, begin assembling your sequins by joining them to the bottle with a large jump ring. *Make sure to tightly close or overlap so the very thin sequin don’t fall off. Cut an x through the cap top, glue and yarn the cap sides. Cut a piece of yarn to whatever hanging length you desire, feed it through the top of the bottle to the inside. Tie a big knot and hang near a window or light!