How to Make Can and Bottle Flower Dish

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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

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

CrayfishYAY made it!1 year ago

Did it a long time ago. Used it for airsoft BBs.

DoverDel1 year ago
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 "in half." Cut at the pinches. Repeat with each section until you have 16 equal strips.
Sasha09086 years ago
when its finished are the ends still sharp?
GEEK16 years ago
xxgeorgia6 years ago
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!
kfr1sby6 years ago
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!
chaitanyak6 years ago
can't believe i havn't seen this until now! i have a "metal-crab""metal-crab" instructable that is quite simillar upto this step!
It is strictly tall aluminum cans, or do average cans work?
average cans work as well.
Good to know, thanks!
luckyone6 years ago
i love arizona tea
JettyMae7 years ago
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!
laminterious (author) 7 years ago
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
Sunbanks7 years ago
I didn't know this would work with plastic bottles too! Cool!
laminterious (author)  Sunbanks7 years ago
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.
laminterious (author)  Sunbanks7 years ago
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.
Valche7 years ago
Wow, awesome! You've got my vote.
I drink alot of arizona ice tea. im making tons of these bowls. +1