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You want to talk about a fun DIY. There’s something about DIYs and playing with Christmas greenery that gets me SO excited for everything Christmas related. Today’s post started as an idea that popped into my mind after my friends at IZZE asked me to partner with them for a crafty post using their sparkling juice cans.
Once I got started I felt myself getting super into it and by the end, I was staring at the end result trying to figure out different ways to incorporate it all year round. SO PRETTY!!!
Let’s get started. Below are the supplies and steps you will need, as well as a few tips. I recommend reading the tips first, before getting started.
What You’ll Need
IZZE Sparkling Juice Cans
Copper Wire Lights
Make It Happen
- After you drink your IZZE Sparkling Juices, rinse your cans and set them upside down on a paper towel to dry.
- Wearing gloves, carefully pierce the side of the can at the top. Cut in a circle to remove the top of the can and repeat at the bottom.
- Using scissors, cut up the side of the can (I cut mine at the seam.)
- Lay your cans flat under something heavy overnight (to flatten.)
- Carefully (wearing gloves again) cut your shapes out of your flattened cans using scissors. Use sand paper to dull any sharp edges.
- Punch a hole at the top of your shape.
- Paint a thin layer of white paint over your shapes and let dry.
- Tie a piece of twine through the hole to create a loop.
Once you’ve followed the steps above, create your wall decor on a thick piece of twine or rope. I used a thumb tack on either side to put the rope on the wall. Then, I clipped a couple of my favorite photos to the rope using tiny clothes pins. Next, add your ornaments, greenery, lights, and other decorative items. That’s it, you’re done!
- Make sure you’re wearing gloves when handling the cut cans. I used gardening gloves, but any thick work gloves will work. I don’t recommend this DIY for children. IZZE cans are aluminum and become sharp when cut.
- You can see the subtle colors of the cans through the paint. I used IZZE’s Blackberry, Grapefruit, Clementine, and Apple Sparkling Juices.
- I added a very thin layer of white paint over the cans to create a shabby chic look. I love that you can see the can print through the paint. You can cover them completely, not add any paint, or cover them with paper or fabric.
- Other uses for these little ornaments: use them on your tree or as gift toppers (again, be careful with any sharp edges when using for gift toppers)!
- If you’re having trouble adding your greenery, try attaching it with thin gardening wire.
- Try using these same DIY steps for other holidays: hearts in February, shamrocks in March, leaves in November, etc. Change up your greenery to correspond and have fun with it!
This DIY did take a little longer than I thought it would, but it was so worth it. I love the look of the garland-style hanging above my desk. Such a fun and festive project.