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Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans

Pamela Nguyen January 21, 2013 4







We are back with our second installment of Upcycle This! Following the theme of Eco Monday for environmental awareness, our weekly feature is meant to focus on the growing trend of attempting to scale back our waste production by reusing – or upcycling – materials we already consume. In this installment of inspiring things upcycled from everyday objects, we decided to focus on great crafty projects created from discarded soda cans.

Soda cans are everywhere in modern day society – half of Americans drink soda everyday – and what’s worse, we’re drinking an average of 2.6 glasses of soda per day. Not only is this obscene level of soda consumption bad for our health, but it’s hard on our environment as well!

Hopefully, you’re already diligent about properly recycling the soda cans you are drinking. But why not do something a little crafty with the material? We found 21 awesome projects, from sculptures to candles, that use parts of a soda can. Check them out below!

Use your Aluminum Cans…

…As a lighting source.



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



1. Soda Can Lanterns (source: Apartment List)



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



2. Soda Can Candle Holders (source: Aurelia’s Little Room)



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



3. Soda Can Tab Pendant Lamp (source: The 3 R’s Blog)

…For Home Decor.



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



4. Soda Can Tab Curtains (source: Dori the Giant)



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



5. Festive Stars (source: milomade)



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



6. Aluminum Letter Magnets (source: EllieMacDesigns)

7. Coasters (source: The Idea Room)



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



8. Soda Can Pop Art Mirror (source: Two2LoveTreasures)



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



9. Recycled Wastebasket (source: Urban Woodswalker)

…As fun accessories.



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



10. Recycled Bookmark (source: Curbly)



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



11. Metal Box (source: AtomicShrimp)



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



12. Pinwheel Posy Pot Bouquet (source: florestanisstudio)



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



13. Holiday Ornaments (source: Urban Woodswalker)



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



14. Pop Top Purses (source: Pop Top Lady)



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



15. Jewelry (source: EnviMetals)

…To Make Awesome Toys!



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



16. Soda Can Airplane (source: TwiceBakedArts)



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



17. Handmade Toy Cars (source: max_thinks_sees)

…For Art!



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



18. Batman Sculpture by Makaon



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



19. Pikachu Sculpture by Makaon



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



20. WALL-E Sculpture by Makaon



Upcycle This! 21 Things Made from Soda Cans



21. Yoshi Sculpture by Makaon

Source: Laughing Squid

That’s it for this week’s edition of Upcycle This! We think the Yoshi sculpture is absolutely divine, but obviously, that is a project meant for much more artistically inclined people (which we are not). A lot of these projects are very accessible for beginner craftsmen, such as the coasters or the lanterns. Which was your favorite soda can project?

What else can you upcycle soda cans into?

[Featured photo credit: poolie via photopin cc]