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Start by emptying the can and rinsing it out. Let it dry before starting to cut it. Use gloves (Kevlar or strong gardening gloves) to handle aluminum. Cutting aluminum cans creates very sharp edges, so proceed with care.
Print out the flamingo at 60% original size. Cut it so that it has a small border around the printed flamingo.
Cut off the top and bottom of the can. Use the scissors to poke a hole near the top of the can. Cut part way down the side of the can on the side with the fine print. Trim the ragged edges. Cut around the base of the can and discard both the top & bottom of the can.
Tape the flamingo print to the flattened can. Using the dull pencil over a cutting mat, follow the edge of the pattern pushing down to create small dents in the metal all the way around the edge. Don’t push too hard because you might puncture the metal. Make sure to put more dents where there are sharp bends in the pattern. It makes it easier to follow.
Once you are done with the dots, carefully peel the paper and tape off the can. Use a fine tip sharpie to connect the dots.
Follow the marker and cut around the mark as you will be removing after. It is easier to cut into the narrow tight sections of the pattern. Use cotton swabs and nail polish remover or alcohol to remove the marker.
Use the hot glue gun to the straw. You can put it into the middle of the straw if you are interested in using the straw again. Also, dowels will last longer.
You can keep the flamingo the color of the soda can or paint it pink and add a black beak and eye.
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Thanks for Reading! XOXO, April Golightly
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2 thoughts on “Flamingo DIY”
What a cute idea!
This is awesome, I only wish I could find my name on a can of Coke! #SoFab