A great way to re-use drink cans, will need adult supervision because of the sharp edges of the cans when you cut them.


  • 1 Empty soft drink can, washed and dried
  • 1 Nut, bolt, washer
  • 1 Strong pair of scissors
  • 1 can spray paint


  1. With a strong pair of scissors cut the top off the can, and then cut down the side of the can in strips about 1.5cm wide stopping above the rim.
  2. Punch holes at end of each strip with a strong hole punch or punch with a pair of scissors, make sure holes are approx. same distance from each end.
  3. Bend each strip downwards underneath the can threading onto the bolt and screw together.
  4. Spray paint the decoration in your colour of choice and add some ribbon or string to hang it with.

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    • 16 Oct 2014
      11:30 am

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  • These look so effective. A great idea for using up cans.


  • These look adorable and like they cost a lot of money! I’m all about those savings so this is right up my alley!!


  • What a clever idea, thanks for sharing


  • We have SO many cans to be used for this. I could make so many every man and his dog could have a dozen easy!


  • These look so fancy, yet home made. Love them


  • Very creative! And great way to recycle


  • Thinking maybe protection gloves and tin snips for this one.


  • Most definitely needs adult assistance with these and not for the younger ones. Very attractive Xmas decorations, I do like


  • We don’t have the right equipment for this one and it is definitely suited to older kids. Cool idea.


  • Wow, very cool and effective!


  • I love anything recycled ! Great idea !


  • Unique innovation , its a great idea mum.


  • Your recycled cans look amazing,a very clever idea for Christmas!


  • Very clever. This would make a good keepsake to decorate at Christmas time. Thanks


  • Love recycling. Thanks for the idea


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