How To Upcycle Zips Into Bracelets

Thalita Makes shows us how to upcycle zips into bracelets in this video.  These look so cool and  it wouldn’t take you long to make your own personalised bracelet.

There are no vocals on this video but you can clearly see how Thalita made her upcycled bracelets and she’s provided on screen guidance notes.

This is a great way to reuse any old zips and embellishments that you have lying around e.g. broken /unloved jewellery, buttons, ribbons, chains etc.  Zips can’t be recycled so lets start reusing or upcycling them.  Make sure you measure up the zipper to ensure that it’ll fit your wrist before sewing!

Remember you can also dye your spare zips if you’re not keen on the current colour.


The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make your upcycled zipper bracelet are shown below.

  • Zips
  • Embellishments – studs / chain
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Pen (to push down the back of the studs)
  • Needle
Did You Know?

Landfill space in Britain will run out in less than eight years unless recycling rates are boosted and the amount of rubbish dumped in the ground is reduced.

courtesy of:

Sign up for our weekly newsletter and keep up to date with our latest upcycling finds!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.