At Wave Soda we love crafts and we love recycling!
This DIY is the best of both worlds; you get to drink our healthy fruit soda, and recycle the can.
Today we are bringing you a Halloween craft that you can wear, and use for years to come! Scroll down to find out more.
Jazz Up Your Jewelry Box
On the DIY list today are some funky Halloween earrings!
We love these earrings because they are easy and festive, plus they use recycled Wave Soda cans!
Gather the following supplies:
- a Wave Soda can
- a circular paper punch (if you don't have one, scissors should work)
-a sharp pair of scissors
-a small pair of pliers
- a small paint brush, along with orange and black paint
- jewelry wire. (24 gauge wire works well)
- earring hook findings
This Halloween DIY doesn't have too many steps but it might require some patience, so if you are up for the task keep scrolling for the instructions.
Okay let's get started!
Remember that the soda can may be sharp so work carefully.
Step 1: Rinse out the can to remove any soda residue. Use your scissors to carefully cut off the top of the can, following the rim line. After you have cut off the top, cut a straight line down the side of the can and then cut off the bottom of the can like you did the top. Cut the long rectangle in half so it is easier to work with. Dry off the can if it is wet.
Step 2: Paint the silver side of the can with the orange paint. Once it dries, paint black eyes and a mouth like you would see on a pumpkin. You are going to be cutting the face out with the circular paper punch or scissor so size accordingly.
Step 3: Once the paint has finished drying, use the paper punch (or scissors) to punch out your pumpkin. Then use the hole punch to punch a hole near the top of the pumpkin. This is where the wire will go.
Step 4: Cut a piece of wire about 9" long and string the earring hook on the wire. Fold the wire in half, with the hook hanging on the fold in the middle. Thread the wire through the hole in your pumpkin threading front to back. Bring the wire together directly behind the hole and twist the wire multiple times until the twists reach back up to the hook. Trim off the excess wire. Use the pliers to manipulate the wire until you are happy with how it hangs.
**If you don't want to make pumpkin earrings, you can try another design like the skulls above**
Step 5: Wear with confidence and a smile!
Not too bad, right?
Depending on how big you choose to make your pumpkin, you might be able to make a number of these Halloween crafts to share with friends or family!
So remember, don't throw out our sparkling fruit soda cans because they can be used again!
Happy Halloween crafting :)