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DIY Soda Can Bells

Create your own unique set of soda can bells with this fun and easy DIY project. This project can be completed in no time and it is sure to impress your guest once completed. This project is a great addition to your handmade items. It is also a great addition to your home decor. 


  • 3 soda cans, empty and clean
  • black spray primer
  • 3 1/2-inch wood beads
  • rub n buff, antique gold
  • gold floral wire
  • nautical jute rope, dollar tree


  • utility knife
  • heavy duty craft scissors
  • craft pliers
  • silicone fingertip protector
  • hammer + 1 nail
  • pouncer brush


  1. Watch the video tutorial before you begin. Let that be your visual guide for this project.
  2. Cut the cans. Use a utility knife to carefully cut the top off each soda can. Cut the three cans at varying heights for added visual interest. Use craft pliers to fold over the cut edge of each can. Then (protected by a silicone fingertip protector) smooth each folded edge down, making sure no sharp edges remain.

Distress the cans. Use a hammer to gently dent each can. You can also use the hammer handle to push the can bottom out.

Paint the bells. Apply a coat of black spray primer to the both the inside and outside of each can, and let dry. Use a pouncer brush to apply gold paint all over the outside of each can. Also paint the 3 wood beads.

Add bell hardware. Use a hammer and nail to poke 2 holes in the bottom of each can. Run floral wire down through the first hole, and secure a wood bead at the end. Then run the other end of the floral wire down through the 2nd hole. Run that same end back up through the 1st hole, so the wood bead end is secure. Coil the wire 6-7 times at the top of the can, forming a loop for hanging. Then run the wire end through the 2 holes one last time. Wrap the wire end around the loops to secure them. Trim away excess wire. Repeat with 2 remaining bells.

  1. Hang the bells. Run jute rope through the wire loop at the top of the bell. Fold the rope over, and wrap to secure with floral wire. Repeat with 2 remaining bells.
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