DIY pattern, How To Make A Can Star PDF, Aluminum Can Stars, Upcycled, Beer, Soda, Instant Download, Do It Yourself, Fun Easy Craft

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Don't go shopping for new ornaments! Find them in your own recycle bin! This is a fun way to make decorations using aluminum cans...Beer Can or Soda can stars. What fun dude gifts!

This pdf pattern is 12 pages, has step-by-step images and large clear print. You don't need any special tools, everything is probably right there in your kitchen drawer or craft box.

It only takes a few minutes to finish a fun funky and sparkly addition to your Christmas tree! Or make a garland to hang over a doorway. A medium finished star is approximately 3", and you can get approx. two stars from each can. Templates are provided for three different size stars, tiny to extra large. Extra large stars can only be made from tall cans.

PLEASE NOTE: This project is not for small children, as the cut metal edges are very sharp! On finished ornaments, cut edges are not on the outside.

PDF pattern is AVAILABLE INSTANTLY upon purchase, it is linked to your account at etsy, and you can download it or access it at any time.

Use and Copyright Statement:
Once you have purchased the PDF, you may use the PDF file to make these for yourself or for gift giving. If you use this pattern for retail sale, please credit LizardSkins; like this: “Project by LizardSkins.” You may not sell or give away the PDF file, or a printed copy of it. Distribution of any part of the pattern and corresponding instructions, including the template, either orally or in writing, is expressly prohibited. Use of this pattern to derive a similar pattern for sale is expressly prohibited.

It requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open, a program that is probably already on your computer. If it is not, please go here to download:

If you would prefer to purchase the finished stars, here they are!

    Average review
    Love it, love it, love it! What a fabulous original pattern. I have gone absolutely crazy making stars fro diet coke cans that match perfectly with my silver, red and gold Christmas tree. No time this year to get them all done, although I can whip them up fairly quickly with the well written directions. And each one gets better than the last. Friends and neighbors will be getting these next year as I watch to see what their canned beverage of choice is. I may need to begin collecting cans from the recycling bins! Pamela, what have your turned me in to??
    Dec 23, 2013 by Liz
    Great pattern, excited to start the project.
    Oct 15, 2013 by Laurenq
    Looks like a well written, great pattern! Can't wait to try it!
    Oct 19, 2012 by A fellow maker
    Great template, I've been making tons of these for the holidays!
    Oct 5, 2012 by A fellow maker
    Thank you for the pattern . I can't wait to make some for my Christmas tree!
    Aug 11, 2012 by A fellow maker

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