DIY – Soda can earrings

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
– 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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23 thoughts on “DIY – Soda can earrings

  1. Monica

    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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