Soda Can Luminaries

My daughter, my ‘partner-in-crime’ in most of my DIY ramblings, is getting independent…I say this because she is forever busy creating something for her room or for her friends.  Of lately she is totally hooked to Pinterest! Inspired by one of the pins, she made a couple of Soda Can Luminaries for the little balcony along her room. I just loved it!

Soda Can Luminaries @ Hooked on Homes!

Soda Can Luminaries @ Hooked on Homes!

Won’t they look beautiful in the patio too? With that thought in mind, I asked her to give me a demo and a little help … for the patio! Our patio is becoming home to all the recycled goodness! Check out some great outdoor recycled projects here and here. Coming back to our pictorial demo:

Using a pair of scissors, cut open the soda cans at both the ends (looking at the sharp edges I advised her not to do any such DIY without my supervision). Cut open the cylindrical part as well. Trim and straighten the sharp edges with scissors.

Punch the can foil with a punching machine, as shown… we used a star, flower, and a snowflake. Mark and punch evenly on both the edges (top and bottom).

Once done with punching the designs, fold up and staple it back into cylindrical shape. It’s done!

Place them over T-lites or candles and see the magic!

I love them as such, I don’t intend to paint them but you can paint/decorate them, the possibilities as endless. Won’t they look pretty in the garden, patio or the balcony…on special occasions? Making these luminaries we ended up with lots of punched out shapes… now we are raking our brains over what to do with these pretties!! Any ideas?

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22 thoughts on “Soda Can Luminaries

  1. That’s a really good idea. And epespecially cause Christmas is round the corner it’s a great way to decorate the patio. Like you know what I mean, it’ll look unique and beautiful.

  2. Fantastic way to recycle! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  3. Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Round Tuit spotlight post this week!
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    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Thanks for this great idea! And I see garland when I look at those little leftover bits. That’s as far as my brain gets, though. 😉

  5. I love this! Great repurpose project. I’m working on doing a similar project with cans. Stopping by from Handmade Hangout!

  6. Such a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY…
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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