CanCraft: Guy Makes Papercraft Style Superhero/Cartoon/Video Game Characters Out Of Beer And Soda Cans. Japanese artist Macaon makes figures of famous characters out of cut up beer and soda cans.
No word if he needs somebody to help drink all those beers, but I know somebody interested if he does. SPOILER: It's me. Shocking, I know, but I believe in supporting the arts. Hit the jump for a ton more including some Toy Story, Pokemon, Mario and I forgot what else. Folded Soda/Beer Can Ashtrays ∙ How To. Aluminum Can Crafts Round-Up- 20 Easy Tutorials Using Soda Pop Cans. How To Make A Punched Tin Dragonfly. Several requests have arrived from the blogiverse for a tutorial for making a punched tin and bead dragonfly.
So here it is! NOTES before we start: ** Wiring on the wings is a bit tricky and I have done my best to make the process clear. If you will follow the written steps, you should have no problem creating your own dragonfly. However, if you have a question, don't hesitate to write me. ** And keep in mind that attaching the wings to the body with wire is optional. How To Make Punched "Tin" Butterflies. Punched "tin" butterflies are almost always fluttering about somewhere in my home or garden!
I never tire of making them and my enthusiasm has resulted in a rather large collection. (Huge - actually!) So consider this fair warning - they are addictive! In addition to the instructions below, it may be helpful to review the tutorial for making Punched "Tin" Light shields posted last November as the techniques are quite similar. Drink Can Tinwork. Repurposing Cans: Candle Wall Sconce. Another project using tin and aluminum cans from my trash stash!
I again turned to mid-1800's New Mexican tin work for my inspiration for this wall sconce. In keeping with the necessity of using only what was at hand at that time, which included repurposed tin brought over the Santa Fe Trail, I repurposed a large tin can, a tuna can, and an aluminum pop can bottom. I kept my tools very simple - what almost any household would have on hand - a hammer, nail, tin snips, screw driver. In place of solder, I used E-6000 glue. And of course, most importantly heavy gloves and protective eye ware. Easter Cross Made From Recycled Soda Cans. Michele Made Me ... do it!
To be honest, I had pretty much given up on the idea of doing any more "recycled/reuse" crafting. And then I began following Michele, the brilliant mind behind the Michele Made Me Blog and the Tute 'n Pattern Shop. (I share more of her story here.) Drink Can Tinwork - Hexagonal Snowflake Box. Tinwork Embossed tinwork is sometimes used to decorate rustic style photo or mirror frames, or just to make decorative items such as Christmas tree decorations.
The metal used is usually thicker (tinplate) and is normally worked with hammered tools - I wanted to try to get a similar effect, but with a bit less effort. Free Downloadable Template If you want to try this for yourself, I've created this PDF template with patterns for both base and lid. When printed on A4 paper, the designs should be the right size to work with metal cut from a 440ml can or larger.
More Metalwork. Press Aluminum Cans Into Ceiling & Wall Tiles. Make some foam cutting tools if you feel like it, a good sharp utility knife will do OK on this step.
This link has a great variety of foam cutting ideas: or styrofoam of some kind is carved into the shape you want to cast aluminum into. I used egg cartons, take-out containers, and dumpster scavenged foam. These foam pieces are exactly how the aluminum cast will turn out, so put some effort into this step. First make two rectangular blocks out of the foam, about a half inch think and 8.25" by 3.75". Print out a stencil or create your own for guiding and cutting a design on the 8.25" x 3.75" foam blocks. One foam piece should have an negative impression in it and the other should have the positive impression using egg carton foam (see picture).
3D Stars Made From Drink Cans. November 1st, 2011.
DIY Upcycled Pop Can & Resin Heart Pendant. Do you have a pile of aluminum cans in recycling bin purgatory?
Well, if you have been around here long, you know I love to cut my cans and form them into various upcycled jewelry pieces. Today, I am going to show you how I used a coke can, a bezel and some resin to create this fun, one of a kind heart pendant. It would make a lovely gift for many occasions, and especially the rapidly approaching Valentine’s Day Holiday. I made it for a gift and personalized it with a monogram stamped charm. You don’t need a lot of expensive supplies and equipment to one of these yourself. Empty Soda Can, rinsed with warm soapy water. Recycled Aluminum Flowers. Materials and Tools: utility scissors or tin snips colorful aluminum beverage cans envelope claspsawlhammer metal rods or small wooden dowelsnon-permenant markersteel woolhot glue gunthin-guage wire Steps: 1.
Wash empty cans and allow them to dry. Use utility scissors or tin snips to remove top and bottom of cans to create a rectangular sheet of aluminum. 2. 3. 4. Metal Flowers Picture Tutorial. I am just in love with my metal flowers!! Love making them in all different sizes and shapes. Getting better at each time! So many ways you can use them. 60 Recycled Can Projects. Projects To Make From Aluminum Cans. 21 Aluminum Can Creations - From Recycled Can Origami to Soda Can Underwear. 6 Cool Uses For Soda Cans. 15 Creative Ways To Repurpose Old Beer Cans. Aluminum Can Ornaments. Thank you for visiting Little House in the Suburbs. Please subscribe and you'll get great simple living tips and how-to articles delivered to your inbox, for free! Today’s post began where so many of our posts seem to originate: The Recycling Bin What you need: Empty aluminum beverage cans Scissors Sandpaper (sanding block is helpful but not necessary, or wrap sandpaper around a bit of wood) Pen or pencil Ribbon or cord for hanging 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Make Aluminum Can Angel Ornaments. Hi there, treasured reader! Thanks for giving SBLC a moment in your day. If you like this post, help me get it out there by sharing it with your facebook friends. Like SBLC on Facebook for daily craft talk and updates. Need some great handmade Christmas gifts that won’t break the bank? Today’s project is an adorable, virtually free Christmas ornament made from an aluminum can. Alice's Soda Can Bookmarks. What does Wonderland's Alice have to do with Christmas? Absolutely nothing. Except that the same procedure with which I made her 'Drink me' bookmark I employed to make a more Christmas-y version. (PDFs of each design included.) First, the ingredients: Craft: Recycled Pop Can Garland. You have probably seen soda can crafts in your neighbor's garden, at craft fairs, and on craft web sites. Free Plans: TIE Fighter From Aluminum Cans.
Soda Can Chinese Lanterns.