DIY – Soda can earrings

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
– 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. Attache the jump rings and the French hook earrings and your earrings are ready to wear!

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    Meg
    March 31, 2012 at 5:18 pm

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

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      Wilma
      March 31, 2012 at 5:51 pm

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

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    Mindie
    April 1, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Love these!

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      Wilma
      April 1, 2012 at 10:26 am

      Thank you Mindie.

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    Jen
    April 1, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Looks lovely to me!! 🙂

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      Wilma
      April 1, 2012 at 10:25 am

      Thank you Jen!

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    crystal
    April 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    cute recycling idea….I love it! 🙂

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    Julie Bagamary
    April 2, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Very cute. Are the edges sharp?

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      Wilma
      April 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

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

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    Monica
    April 3, 2012 at 2:43 am

    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!

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    Brittany
    April 3, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Wow! These are awesome!

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    Kathryn Pepper
    April 3, 2012 at 6:43 am

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

    Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

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    Jill
    April 4, 2012 at 5:50 am

    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
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    Celine
    April 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    These are so cute!

    • Reply
      Wilma
      April 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Thank you Celine!

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    Hannah Jean
    April 5, 2012 at 7:17 am

    This is such a great idea! Pinning!

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    Deana
    April 6, 2012 at 5:58 am

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

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    April 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm

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    -Kayla 🙂

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