Picture of How to make cool designs in Aluminum.
This Instructable will tell you how to make a simple or complex design on a a piece of aluminum. With a hammer and a nail. The reason I made this was because this part of my wall was very plain and boring and it needed some air holes for the microwave so I made these. Really brings out the wall now.

Step 1: Getting all of the supplies.

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You will need a hammer, a nail (the size of the nail will determine the size of the hole), a board, a design you drew or got of the internet, some duct tape and a piece of aluminum (or copper).
ward2u6 years ago
it is very good thankssssssss
lolcat3607 years ago
same thing in grade 3
Zak8 years ago
I did something similar: put a piece of aluminum foil between two sheets of paper and feed through a dot matrix printer. Which will then hammer the glossy aluminum to a matter finish. This makes the foil brighter, thus creates a negative print.
CameronSS8 years ago
In first grade we made these as little Christmas presents (our teacher was very craft-oriented). We chose little connect-the-dots patterns that wrapped around a soup can, then we filled the cans with water and froze them. The ice kept the can rigid so that we could poke holes with a hammer and nail, and then we decorated them and put tealights in the bottom for little luminaries. I still have it somewhere around here.
We did the same thing in grade 5. :-D
Punkguyta8 years ago
That looks sharp
jtobako8 years ago
Look up 'pie safe' for more designs and ideas. 'Tin' or tin plated steel works, too.
japala8 years ago
I've made these by using brass. Only difference being that I did not pierce the material. Just happen to like dents better than holes.
Neat. I remember doing something very similar (although not as complex) when I was younger. We used the ends off of those cylindrical juice concentrate containers and hung them on our Christmas tree.