Monday, May 9, 2011

Upcycle beer can ...can be very fun!

The weather is so hot these days....(about 34 degree Celsius at noon) ... 
Making me craving for a nice cold drinks...
Looking at the can remind me a nice upcycle craft I saw in the recycle center few days ago
I'm not sure who did it... but it do look nice..
(so bad I didn't have my camera on hand.. but don't worry...I remember it's look....)
it look something like this

So, let's me show you how I done it... using my imagination... by judging the result!

Step #1

Cut away the top of the can (It's advisable to use glove...although I didn't use it..)

Step #2 
Use a scissor and cut the can into strips....I didn't really measure it... mine is about 3mm in width..., the number of strips and the widths with pattern you end up with...This is my first trial... so, I just cut and plan along the way... if you wish to do this... you should plan what pattern you wish to make and calculate the number of strips you need.

I cut about 32 strips and make a pattern out of 4 strips...

Step #3
Slightly twist the strips and tie it into a 'pony tail' like this with some can strips ( I cut from the can top I remove earlier... or you can use some fine wire also..)

Step # 4
Use a tweezers to hold the tip of the strip and roll it all the way down like opening a sardine can.

Step #5 
As I said earlier... I have 32 strips and I made a 'pony tail' out of 4 I have 8 patterns when I'm done.  You can change to 62 strips and made something more define like a quilling pattern... that will be WOW!

Here my end result....

You can use it as a pin holder or...

Turn it around as a candle holder!!!

See you. Have a nice crafty day!


P/S:  I am linking this project with

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  1. Beautiful work of art! I am seriously impressed!!

  2. How clever are you?! Seriously, that's awesome! Great job.

    Thanks for stopping today - fun to now follow a blog in Malaysia!


  3. I like it better as a candle holder... you can't even tell it's a soda can! Happy Mother's Day to you too! You have a lot of great projects :D

  4. Great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing with us :)

  5. So cute! I love your tutorial, too - great pictures!

  6. Great idea. What a fun mini holder.

  7. I love this I think the candle holder is absolutely adorable!!! :)

  8. What a cool idea! That's really lovely! Thanks for linking this up :)

  9. Oh my, u are one crafty mom. Love it

  10. Oh my goodness! You are one creative lady! How adorable this is -- thanks for the tutorial!

  11. I love this!!! I like the use for a candle holder. I love recycled things - my husband has a little camping stove he takes hiking that is also made out of a soda can. I wonder what else you could do with that. I might have to make one and see... btw, great tutorial, too!

  12. Wow, that is totally creative! Nice upcycle! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  13. I love the soda can idea ! I am a new follower found you on Sugar Bee's
    Come by my blog please :)

  14. Awesome tutorial! I love the curls.

    Btw, I'm following from the Wednesday Window Hop. :D

  15. That is awesome!! Very awesome upcycling!!

  16. I love this. It's so incredibly creative!! You did a really awesome job from the inspiration you saw.

    Thanks so much for linking up. I featured you over at Screaming Sardine.

    By the way, love the new addition pictures of your cute children on the sidebar. :)

    Have a great weekend!


  17. This would be great on our Linky Party this time too! We'll be posting a new topic every week, hope you can join us!

    Pam Hoffman

  18. Cute and crafty candle holder, eh. Love the creativity of this DIY project.

    Cathy@Essential Items to Complete Nurses Uniform


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