Soda Cans and Bottles are every where.

People litter and throw them away without recycling or re-using.

This instructable will teach you how to make a shallow or deep dish for holding pocket change, candy, other small objects, or even cigarette ash and butts out of aluminum cans and plastic bottles.

Step 1: What you need

A soda or tea (aluminum) can or plastic bottle
Scissors or box knife

<p>Did it a long time ago. Used it for airsoft BBs.</p>
There is an easier way to measure the strips and make them all the same width. After cutting off the top, gently squeeze the top &quot;in half.&quot; Cut at the pinches. Repeat with each section until you have 16 equal strips.
when its finished are the ends still sharp?
I tried this with a Dr. Pepper can, it looks so cool! And great for my first try ;D You should try it with a pot noodle can, the plastic is a bit tough to cut through and it can easily snap if youre not careful, (As i found out as i was FINISHING IT ): It Looked lovely as well), you can't really cut yourself unless you slip when cutting with the scissors (:
this is so cool! i just tried it and although my technique needs work, it came out pretty good! so easy to understand thanks for sharing!
I did this once to use as ashtrays at a party we threw...the hubby and I are non-smokers so of course we don't have ashtrays in the house. I used beer cans...they were at hit at the party!
can't believe i havn't seen this until now! i have a <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/pepsi_Can_Crab/">&quot;metal-crab&quot;</a>&quot;metal-crab&quot; instructable that is quite simillar upto this step!<br/>
It is strictly tall aluminum cans, or do average cans work?
average cans work as well.
Good to know, thanks!
i love arizona tea
regardless if there is another instructable about this, this is really, really cool. Me and my girlfriend are going to do this tonight when we get home! Hopefully it works!
Well crap. There is already an instructable like this.
yep, i already submitted an instructable on can dishes, but didn't thought about making them with plastic bottles, Very nice !!
dont worry about it, dont delete instructable. Nice job
I didn't know this would work with plastic bottles too! Cool!
Make sure to press the folds nice and hard...
It seems like it would be harder to make one with a plastic bottle than a can.
It's not harder, you just have to make sure to really press the folds... I often use pliers or even a heat gun to make sure.
Oh ok thanks! Yours look really good.
Wow, awesome! You've got my vote.
I drink alot of arizona ice tea. im making tons of these bowls. +1

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