Introduction: Can Holder to Keep Your Drink Fresh

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This is a step by step to know how to make a cool can holder. I'm a student and must of the time we need energy drink, soda and beer during the work. Many times, I punch my can all over my place. This is the solution. A can holder with an handle. This is sleek, handmade, and super pratical. This took me about 30 minutes to make it. SO, Enjoy!


Submitted by DIN 2012, Université de Montréal, industrial design program, for the Instructables Sponsorship Program

Step 1: Part Listing

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The material you will need:

1- Polyethylene plastic sheet (1/16")  4"x14"
2- 4"x 4" Blue Foam (1,5")
1- 4"x 4" Blue Foam (3/4")
1- Hotglue
1- Can (your favorite drink)


1- X-Acto
1- Hot glue pistol
1- Sand Paper
1- Heat gun

Step 2: The Pattern

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Here is the patern with measures. Print it or trace it the right size to fit with with the measures.

Step 3: Tracing

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Trace the pattern on the foam and the plastic sheet.

Step 4: Cutting

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Cut the excess of material by removing big parts. Follow the pattern not to cut to much material. For the center, try your best. Cut way inside the line if you want a good fit around your can.

Step 5: Glue Foam Ring

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Tips: Use the can to align the foams rings together. 

Use the hotglue and be quick to ensure a good fix.

Step 6: Sanding

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Sand the inside and outside of the the foam.

Tips: Use a wood piece to hold  your sand paper. Also, place the foam on the border of a table while you are sanding and hold the sand paper in an angle of 90 dregres.

Step 7: Folding

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Use the heat gun and a table border to fold the plastic sheet on the two lines. Be careful with the heat gun.

Ajust the interior of the circle with sand paper to fit on the aluminum can.

Step 8: Glue

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Glue the plastic sheet with the foam core. Use the can to align the mounting. 



Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-04-26


jessyratfink (author)2012-03-30

Fantastic! So smart to make it out of foam. It looks great too.

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