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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Soda can snowflakes!

   Good morning!  I have a fun recycling project to share today!  Are you a recycler?  We recycle lots of stuff around here!  If I don't wind up dragging it back out of the recycling bin to make it into something else myself then it goes on to the recycle center! LOL  We recently had some wonderful house guests and when they where here they brought some soda with them.  I totally scooped up all of the left over cans because I knew they would make beautiful snowflake ornaments!!  The colors were just right! :)  Take a look:

Aren't these pretty! They will look adorable hanging on a Christmas tree!
I added a rhinestone in the center.

See!  Perfect Christmas colors! Gold and red!

This one is flipped backwards and I colored a rhinestone for this center.

You get a different look if you move the die around to different pieces of the can.

This one is cut from an energy drink can.

Here is the before picture!

Using sharp kitchen shears you cut into the opening on top and into the can. Once you have made that cut you cut just below the ridge or where the can starts to curve cutting off the curve so the actual can will lay flat.  (You are cutting the top off here.)  No cut straight down the can's side to the bottom curve and cut around again removing the bottom of the can. Once the top and bottom are removed it will look like this.  **Be careful!  Those edges are pretty dang sharp!

Next you are going to build your sandwich.  Bottom layer is your plastic shim.  Then add 1 piece of card stock (to add a tiny bit of thickness!).  Next goes the snowflake die, the can and then the top plastic shim.  Run it through your Big Shot and then carefully remove all of the pieces.  That gives you your snow flake ornaments!

Add a tie through one of the little holes and they are ready to be hung up!  These would also make a super cute fireplace banner! :)

Off to get some crafting done!  Have a happy Saturday! I will be back soonest! 


Margaret said...

Great idea! Thanks for the step by step instructions too!

Catherine said...

Absolutely GENIUS, AnnMarie!!! OMGosh, I soooo have to try this! TFS!