Teag on Craftster shows us how to turn soda cans into stars using a minimum of supplies that include, a tin snips, scissors, Sharpie, hammer, punches, metal ruler and, of course, empty soda cans.
A thumbnail sketch of the procedure goes like this:
- Rinse out soda can(s)
- Use a tin snips to remove the top of the can; cut down the printed seam on the can, and then cut off the bottom of the can.
- Emboss the semi-flat aluminum sheets as desired with a hammer and punches.
- Trace a star pattern on the sheets with a Sharpie and cut it out with a scissors.
- Fold the star as shown using a metal ruler as a guide...and that’s it! I think these would be great as outdoor mobiles or even strung to hang as a funky garland around patios and porches and such. Maybe fix them over the bulbs on a strand of twinkle lights, so the light illuminates behind them–or punch holes into the stars so the light shines through them!