DIY – Soda can earrings

Saturday, March 31, 2012

diy soda can earrings

These earrings are made from recycled soda cans. I love to recycle and craft new stuff with ‘junk’. I think these earrings turned out pretty nice. I painted them white, but you can paint them in any color you want. Can you still see a soda can in these pretty earrings?

Read the full instructions for this soda can earrings after the jump. . .

What you need for these soda can earrings

– soda can
– a pair of French hook earrings
– two small jump rings
– spray paint
– scissors
– paper
– tape
–Β round nose pliers
– ballpoint
– hole punch
– old newspaper

How to make these pretty soda can earrings

Draw on a piece of paper the shape you want for your earrings. This is your pattern. Cut of the top and the bottom of the soda can with your scissors. Cut trough the middle of your soda can to make a rectangle. Place the pattern on the soda can. Place it on the side where the print is and tape it to the surface. Lay your soda can down on the newspaper. Now trace your pattern with the ballpoint. The newspaper is a little bit soft, so if you trace the pattern, you get a nice relief on the back. Cut out the earrings. Make a small hole in the top of the earring with your scissors. It should be just big enough for a jump ring. Punch a hole below it with your hole punch. Now it’s time to spray paint the metal. Give both sides a few coats.Β AttacheΒ the jump rings and the French hook earrings and your earrings are ready to wear!

19 Responses
  • Meg
    March 31, 2012

    Wow, SODA cans?? That’s crazy how they started as a can and ended up so beautiful! Great idea!

    • Wilma
      March 31, 2012

      Thank you Meg. I really needed to make something with those cans. :)

  • Mindie
    April 1, 2012

    Love these!

  • Jen
    April 1, 2012

    Looks lovely to me!! :)

  • crystal
    April 2, 2012

    cute recycling idea….I love it! :-)

  • Julie Bagamary
    April 2, 2012

    Very cute. Are the edges sharp?

    • Wilma
      April 2, 2012

      No, the edges are not sharp. But you should round off all the corners. Otherwise those will be sharp.

  • Monica
    April 3, 2012

    Those look great! That’s the one thing I haven’t made from a soda can yet, but mostly because all of my earrings stay in my jewelry box. I have done necklaces and bracelets but never thought about painting them. Thanks for sharing!

  • Brittany
    April 3, 2012

    Wow! These are awesome!

  • Kathryn Pepper
    April 3, 2012

    Wow, how eco-friendly! That’s a great idea! Thanks for linking it up to Cutesy Monday!


  • Jill
    April 4, 2012

    Great idea for cute little earrings!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  • Celine
    April 4, 2012

    These are so cute!

  • Hannah Jean
    April 5, 2012

    This is such a great idea! Pinning!

  • Deana
    April 6, 2012

    Very cool….Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…hope to see you again this weekend:)

  • kayla
    April 7, 2012

    You’ve been featured at Sunday Round Up! Come on over and grab a featured button! Have a wonderful rest of the weekened!
    -Kayla :)

  • Julia @ FaveCrafts
    March 20, 2013

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of soda can crafts! Check it out here:

    Have a great day!

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