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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2005 10:31:37 AM »

how do you make bracelets out of cans?
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2005 08:39:33 PM »

hey, thanks for all the great ideas!  Grin

HardCandy, the way i make the bracelets is to cut around the side of the can to get a long strip, about 10 inches long and 2 inches wide. then i folded in the edges so i wouldn't cut myself wearing it! put black electrical tape along the inside. finally i used velcro to hold the bracelet together, but you can add snaps if you know how. did that make sense? moderately? well. i hope you can figure it out.

i think i'm going to try making a mobile, i'd never thought to do that. sounds pretty!

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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2005 09:34:26 PM »

God, I love craftster, only here could you ask what to do with soda cans and get such a creative, amazing array of answers.....hmmmmm I love you all

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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2005 04:05:39 PM »

I bought something made from a diet Coke can as it is my beverage of choice.  I saw a whole fleet of little airplanes at Venice beach- some were from soda cans, some from beer cans.  I don't know how they were made- clearly more than one went into each plane, maybe up to 3 per plane, cut into pieces and folded into shapes then assembled.  The style was kind of Kitty Hawk plane... the old school style, not a modern airline plane.  The front propeller turns in the wind!  I'll bet that these are still being sold there- maybe someone who lives in LA could scout it out for you and send you one, or send pictures.  I don't have a digital camera or I'd send a picture myself.  Good luck!
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2005 07:39:19 PM »

In issue #10 of ReadyMade, they use a soda can as a cover for a light switch cover.  Sort of fold the flattened out can over the existing cover and screw back in place.  I can take pictures of the magazine if it doesn't make sense.

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« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2005 01:38:38 PM »

I still have to try this, but i was thinking of making string lights with soda cans. I wanted to cut shapes out of the top and bottom, put those tiny christmas lights in them (white ones) and decorate them w/ fabric and ribbon and stuff. I wanna see if the shape shows up on the wall or something too. Anyway, just an idea.  Smiley
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2005 05:28:47 PM »

I have always wanted to find a process to perserve an aluminum can into a permanent cup.  I have considered slicing the top off and dipping it in resin.  I am not sure if that is "food-safe."

 Anyone have any idea on how to perserve a can with a strong clear coat that you could drink out of?
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2005 08:50:43 PM »

holy wow, heewack!  i'm going to be looking into the resin idea, that would be the best set of tumblers ever!!

i've wanted to make a side table with orange and grape soda cans... i wish i could remember where i saw what inspired me, but either nailing down small pieces with finishing nails, or bending the edges to hook into each other bouth sound like good ways to do it
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« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2005 08:54:41 PM »

wow f1focus - that mirror is cool! Shocked  I have a small ikea mirror that is similar in shape that i may try that out on...thanks for the great idea
  I second the sweetness of that mirror!!! It's AHHH-Mazing!   Shocked  Just be sure to wear gloves when trying to cut or really mess with pop cans; they can cut the dicken's out of you.

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« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2005 09:39:18 PM »

I second the sweetness of that mirror!!! It's AHHH-Mazing!     Just be sure to wear gloves when trying to cut or really mess with pop cans; they can cut the dicken's out of you.

I am over halfway through this project...I will take pics once it is done.  I will admit that I haven't worn gloves at all for this project or any other times that I've worked with soda cans and I have never cut myself *knocks on wood*

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