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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Recycled Patriotic Pepsi Can Earrings

It would be true to say I am a little stressed about my up and coming craft fair on the 4th of July.  Although I gave up drinking diet soda a few months back, I have been having a few for crafting supplies.  You see I decided to make a few recycled patriotic Pepsi can earrings for my show.  Today I will show you how easy it is to make your own.  

I am going to share how to make the simple pair pictured above.  With a few more steps and materials, you could embellish them like I did. 

Supplies:

1 Empty Pepsi Can 
1 inch circular hole punch or a steady hand and scissors
small metal hole punch
Earring Findings
Needle Nose Jewelry Pliers


Directions:

You will want to cut your can open very carefully with a sharp knife and a pair of scissors. Punch out or cut out two 1 inch circles from the Pepsi emblem. Punch a small hole at the edge of each circle.  Using your pliers attach your earring findings. 

I was afraid they would be too sharp to wear, so I tried a pair on, and stood in front of a fan, for quality control, to make sure they would not hurt to wear, and I had no problems.  Please be careful when cutting the can, as not to hurt yourself.  With so many different types of cans out there, I have made several different styles of recycled can earrings. I will try and share in another post later on. 

So that's what I have been making, what have you been doing?  Please share at out weekly Anything Goes Friday to Monday linky.

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For more examples of fabulous soda can earrings head to Crafty Soccer Mom's Soda Can Earring Post.


22 comments:

  1. I love them! They are really cool! I could think of a lot of cool cans (especially pink grapefruit lemonade, just difficult to get here in germany, but in pink with a flamingo on it!), to make earrings out of them!

    Did you tried to sand the edges?

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    1. I don't think I have ever seen that can but now I am curious. I didn't feel they needed any sanding but I guess you could.

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    2. I had to search a little but, btu now I remeber the brand again! It is called: Mexican style paloma leomande pink graipefruit ^^

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  2. I made these a little over a year ago on my blog, they are really light weight and cool. I didn't sand my edges either. Unless I made a square shape, then I just used a regular nail file to round the edges. Super easy.

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  3. These would be great to make n sell! We have tons of pretty cans here in Oregon and the cost is 5¢!Thanks for this share!

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  4. These are just awesome! I love working with Aluminum cans but as you said they can be sharp especially when cutting.

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  5. Aww man, I have all these supplies except a nice circle punch, lol. Definitely pinning this though =) Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thanks for linking this up to Talent Tuesday! I featured this on my blog! You are featured here: http://www.vwbblog.com/2012/06/4th-of-july-ideas-and-tutorials.html

    Happy 4th!

    Nichelle of Vintage Wanna Bee
    www.vintagewannabee.com

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  7. This link was shared on an ATC group. That's how I got here.

    My daughter would LOVE these! She's the pepsiholic of the family!

    I might have to try these for her.

    --Melody

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  8. What a fun pair of earrings to wear on the 4th!

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  9. I just wanted to let you know, you are being featured on my blog today! I am finally back and getting caught up on all the parties I missed. Come on over and grab a featured button :)
    xoxo
    Heather
    www.HeatherlyLoves.com

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  10. I bought some soda can earrings from a local crafter the other week and love them. I bet you do well with this at your booth. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! I will be featuring these Sunday as part of the July 4th spectacular feature post. <3 Christina

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  11. These are great, and so simple. Love it !

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  12. That is such a unique idea! You can make earrings with almost anything! I hope you had a great weekend!

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  13. Wow! Who woulda thought! Great idea!!!

    Have a great 4th of July!

    your newest follower...Danielle
    http://bellaella2121.blogspot.com

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  14. Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com New follower

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