Today’s DIY is soda-licious! January (njaanuary) is here with us and is it just me or does the sun feel like its only 10 meters away?! Afternoons are just unbearable and I’ve found myself asking for ice cold soda to accompany my lunches. Now, is this in line with my new year resolutions to stay fit? Well of course not (duh!) , but whoever has a problem with that can pick it up with the sun.(talk to the hand emoji)
Anyway, one day as I was enjoying my cold can of coke (honestly salivating as I write this), I noticed the recycle part and I got curious cause I’m always throwing them out. I know I’m not the only one. 15 hours on Pinterest and I think I got the perfect way to recycle your soda cans, heck even your beer cans, whichever you get to first.
So get out your can-do attitude(ugh these puns are soda pressing) and let’s do this!
What you’ll need:
Soda cans- or beer cans, pretty much any can you have around you
Scissors or cutting tool
Spray paint (optional)
Empty out the contents of the can, i.e drink the soda. Start by cutting off the top part of the can using your cutting tool. Cans are pretty easy to cut through, you just have to be careful the edges don’t cut you. If you need to use a glove, please do. I didn’t find the need to though.
Cut out strips of about an inch or a half, making sure to not get to the bottom of the can. The depth of this depends on how far down you cut your strips. You could measure your strips to make sure they’re equal. Once you cut them, fan out the strips. Start folding the individual strips so that the 2nd one is lying on top of the 1st one , and the 3rd on top of the 2nd, like that until you get to the last strip.
Once you’re done, it should look like this.
Fold down the sharp pointy edges and you are done! You could leave them as they are, but I spray painted mine
PS: Minus drying time for the paint, making these took like 10 minutes in total!
Once they’re painted you cant even tell if they’re soda cans and the uses are limitless. You could use them as jewelry holders, sewing accessories holder, you could even use these as ashtrays! I’m using mine to store my growing collection of rings and stud earrings.
What would you use yours for? I’d love to know.