Star Soda Can Lights




By Noreen Doll.

Create colorful star soda can lights for many occasions.

Colorful Star Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

They’re perfect for patriotic occasions such as Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

Colorful Star Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

You could also use them for Christmas, birthdays, or graduation in school colors.

Colorful Star Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

Save your soda cans to recycle into this fun project!

Colorful Star Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

Supplies.

String of small, clear lights.

Red, White and Blue Soda Cans (or cans in your choice of color)

Scissors

Paper Punch

Paper for Pattern

Cardboard for Pattern

Pencil or Pen

How to Make Star Soda Can Lights.

Caution: Use care when working with soda cans as their cut edges can be sharp.

1. Print or make a star pattern.

Colorful Star Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

The star I used is about 2 inches wide by 2 inches high.

Trace the star onto cracker box cardboard. Cut it out.

2. Flatten the soda cans you will be using.

3. Trace the stars onto soda cans. 4 or 5 stars should fit on a can.

Colorful Star Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

Cut them out.

Colorful Star Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

4. With a marker, roll the star points toward the center front to allow the star to curve slightly around the light.

Colorful Star Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

5. Punch a hole in the center of a star.

Colorful Star Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

Punch a little more around the edge of the hole to allow it to fit over a light.

Don’t make the hole too large, as you want it to fit snuggly.

Colorful Star Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

6. Slide the star over a light, making sure it sits on the light socket, and not on the bulb.

Colorful Star Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

Colorful Star Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

 

Tips.

You don’t need special tools, ordinary scissors and a paper punch will be fine.

You can also make Heart Soda Can Lights,

Heart Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

Heart Soda Can Lights

or Shamrock Soda Can Lights.

Shamrock Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

Shamrock Soda Can Lights

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Share

Comments

  1. These are stinkin” cute! I love this. I am thinking Christmas. My DIL drinks this energy drink in a beautiful blue can that would be perfect. I am pinning this for later.

  2. I love this idea! They are so cute and patriotic. Thanks for sharing them with us at Totally Terrific Tuesday!

  3. These are so perfect for the 4th of July.

  4. this looks so cool and something even I can make thanks for sharing have a great day

  5. Such a fun idea! These would be perfect to decorate our porch with for 4th of July! Thanks so much for sharing at the Creative Inspiration party!

  6. This a super cute idea! I love how it’s patriotic without screaming 4th of July so you can keep them out all Summer! These would be a great addition to the soda bottle decor project I just did on my blog! :)

  7. Oh wow I love this idea!!! Its perfect for what I have been looking for! This is really cool and frugal!

  8. Really like this idea, love the heart ones. Will now be keeping my cans. Thanks

  9. These look so fantastic! And I like that they’re surprisingly easy… I bet they’d look snazzy with colored lights too.

  10. This is a fun idea. I was thinking it looked like too much work at first, then I saw the shamrocks!! Too cute!! I will try that one! We are Clovers & into all things clover (note my website) :) Thanks for sharing this at #homemattersparty

  11. Gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up! #bloggersbrag

  12. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing at Tips & Tricks last week!! :)

  13. These are so cute – love them. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  14. Totally cute idea. Looks patriotic, but not over the top!

  15. What a clever idea, I love it. Need to start saving those drink cans.
    Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday,
    Bev

  16. What a great idea. I think I will have to make this for our next camping trip.
    Sarah-Ann @ Living Intentionally Simple

  17. Thank you very much for joining in and making our Bowdabra Crafty Saturday Showcase, we look forward to seeing your post next Saturday.

    Warm Regards,
    The Bowdabra Team

  18. I am in love with this idea. These are so fun and look pretty easy to make. Thanks so much for the tutorial. The shamrocks are fun too. I live in a St. Pat’s town.

  19. I love this so much I’m featuring you!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! Hope to see you again this week!! Love having you!! Pinned!!!

  20. What a fun and fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea with Roses of Inspiration. I hope you’re able to join us again sometime soon!

  21. What a fabulous idea! Now I know what to do with all of my empty pop cans. :-)

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. It’s a great post! Thank you so much for sharing this at Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. (I’ve pinned it!)

    All the best,
    Nina

  22. So creative! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!

  23. looks great! Thanks for sharing this over at Bewitchin’ Projects Block Party! Hope you will join us again this week!
    -Shonee

  24. This is such a fun and crative idea to recycle! They would make perfect outdoor entertainment lighting! Thank you for sharing!

  25. This looks so fun and easy! The kids will love it. Thanks for sharing :)

  26. This is so much for Christmas and the 4th of July! Found you on You’re Gonna Love it.

  27. I love this project! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Lovely idea!

  29. Jann Olson says:

    Love this fabulous project! So very creative. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  30. Really fun idea!

  31. What an awesome idea! Now, I have a reason for drinking all that Coke. :-) Thank you for sharing at the #Made4Kids Link Party!

Speak Your Mind

*