This DIY star by Annemarie Adams on YouTube is made out of soda cans with only a few supplies. This can be a complex DIY project, but it’s inexpensive and budget-friendly. You can use this can star for decoration around the house or add them to your Christmas tree. These are recyclable, and you can make them of any size. It’s interesting to see how this tutorial ends at the final product, and I am amazed. Plus, if you’re a big soda drinker, this would be easy to make a bunch of these without having to spend the extra money. This is a creative way to use up the soda cans that you may have laying around for useful decor. I think using Sprite and Coca Cola cans would be festive for the holiday season.
- A can (or more)
- -Scissors (with a sharp point and a small one)
- A knife
- A glass or other round form as a template
- A journal or newspaper (something which is a little bit softer than your table so you can make an incision on the aluminum)
- A pen (or metal embossing tools) and a marker
- Wire and pliers (optional or cotton thread)
First, start off by taking scissors with a sharp point, and cut around the top of the can. Cut on the sides of the can and onto the bottom to get the middle piece part. Wipe the insides of the soda can, and use a cup to trace the circle.
Next, once the circle is cut out, fold the circle in half, and in half again. Keep folding to make creases in the circle, and use the scissors to cut slits. This will create the star shape by folding down and creating the points. Continue to watch Annemarie Adams tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.
Overall, I think this can be a cool project, but you have to be careful because you can cut yourself with the aluminum. Also, check out the written instructions here.