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Yeamon
« on: February 06, 2010 10:00:59 AM »

Can we brainstorm to come up with a bunch of different crafts for cans?? I know most people just bring them to the recycling but I've made and seen some pretty cute things from cans! some of them are so cute that I'm wondering what else we can come up with!! I'll post some ideas as I find them
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N30Nb100d
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2010 10:07:48 PM »

I've made a number of pencil holders. It's quick and effective. (Just cut off the top and wrap a strip of electrical tape over the sharp edge.) I also used some as material for costume designs (for armor, a vest, and a cage skirt). I've seen bracelets, flowers, and lots of ornaments. There was a thread on here about a hanging piece made of stars cut from cans which I thought was very cool.
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EcoQueen
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010 06:20:19 PM »

I've always wanted to cut them up and make them as a sheet of cans (use hole punchers and wires or somthing like that). it'd be cool if you could make a skirt (with a fabric one under it of course, that'd be dangerous otherwise!). Or a TREE out of them! A recycled tree Cheesy I wonder if you could somehow get the pictures off of the can?? Probably not. Hmm...cut them up to little pieces and make a mosaic?

I drink a lot of pop and something with cans is definitely next on my many list of projects.
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Yeamon
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010 08:14:25 PM »

I found this the other day too: Soda/beer can ashtray! I've made a few since then and theyre pretty nifty. If you google it you can find a whole bunch of tutorials.. I'd post one but they're all sort of different in their own way so I thought I'd just lead you to the source and have you choose the best fitting one for yourself.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010 08:58:33 PM »

EcoQueen: you can sand the images off but it takes a while. The quickest way to get them silver-colored is to use the inside of the can as the outside once you cut it into a sheet.
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010 09:33:49 PM »

My bf and I were just talking about this today. Smiley If you find any great ideas let me know.
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EcoQueen
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010 09:25:21 PM »

N30Nb100d I was thinking the opposite, like transferring the logos and using them. But sanding the cans could give a really cool effect. Distressed.

A necklace would be really cool to go with those rings. I really love your beads. OH what if you make beads out of the cans?! Might be a bit tricky but I'm sure there's a way.
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