Bikes and crafts: Reflective Zipper Pulls tutorial

I hope you all got a chance to get out to the Seattle Bike Expo a couple of weekends back. It was great—so many vendors, so many beautiful bikes, and a fantastic fashion show to boot. I for one hadn’t realized how many clothing companies had launched cycling-oriented everyday clothes recently.

If you did swing by, you might have seen a group of people at the Cascade booth playing with inner tubes and reflective tape. We were making reflective keychains and zipper pulls—because it can never hurt to have a little more visibility.

The idea is pretty simple. You just need an old inner tube (something I’m sure every cyclist has), scissors, a bit of reflective tape (I get mine at Seattle Fabrics), and contact cement.

If you want more ideas on how to use up your busted inner tubes, then keep an eye on my blog, Bicitoro.com. Starting next Friday, March 29, I’ll be running a series on inner tube crafts covering tips, techniques, and featuring a series of fun tutorials. Swing on by! I’d love to hear your thoughts.

About the author: Jessie Kwak is the creator and blogger behind Bicitoro: bikes and craft. You can follow her on Twitter at @bicitoro. Read her previous posts, here.