By Noreen Doll.
Create colorful star soda can lights for many occasions.
They’re perfect for patriotic occasions such as Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.
You could also use them for Christmas, birthdays, or graduation in school colors.
Save your soda cans to recycle into this fun project!
String of small, clear lights.
Red, White and Blue Soda Cans (or cans in your choice of color)
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.
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.
Cut them out.
4. With a marker, roll the star points toward the center front to allow the star to curve slightly around the light.
5. Punch a hole in the center of a star.
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.
6. Slide the star over a light, making sure it sits on the light socket, and not on the bulb.
You don’t need special tools, ordinary scissors and a paper punch will be fine.
You can also make Heart Soda Can Lights,
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.
I love this idea! They are so cute and patriotic. Thanks for sharing them with us at Totally Terrific Tuesday!
These are so perfect for the 4th of July.
lorraine williamson says
this looks so cool and something even I can make thanks for sharing have a great day
Kelly | Typically Simple says
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!
Jessica H. says
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! 🙂
Mumbling Mel says
Oh wow I love this idea!!! Its perfect for what I have been looking for! This is really cool and frugal!
Really like this idea, love the heart ones. Will now be keeping my cans. Thanks
Jerusha @ TheDisneyChef says
These look so fantastic! And I like that they’re surprisingly easy… I bet they’d look snazzy with colored lights too.
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
Gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up! #bloggersbrag
Krysta @ KrystaSteen.com says
Cute idea! Thanks for sharing at Tips & Tricks last week!! 🙂
These are so cute – love them. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy
Amy @ StowandTellU says
Totally cute idea. Looks patriotic, but not over the top!
What a clever idea, I love it. Need to start saving those drink cans.
Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday,
What a great idea. I think I will have to make this for our next camping trip.
Sarah-Ann @ Living Intentionally Simple
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Michelle James says
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.
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!!!
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!
Nina Lewis says
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,
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den says
So creative! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!
looks great! Thanks for sharing this over at Bewitchin’ Projects Block Party! Hope you will join us again this week!
This is such a fun and crative idea to recycle! They would make perfect outdoor entertainment lighting! Thank you for sharing!
This looks so fun and easy! The kids will love it. Thanks for sharing 🙂
This is so much for Christmas and the 4th of July! Found you on You’re Gonna Love it.
I love this project! Thanks for sharing.
Jann Olson says
Love this fabulous project! So very creative. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab says
Really fun idea!
Karen @ Raising Little Superheroes says
What an awesome idea! Now, I have a reason for drinking all that Coke. 🙂 Thank you for sharing at the #Made4Kids Link Party!