Introduction: Use a Soda Can to Hold Markers (or Other Things...)

One day I had a new package of Sharpie markers but no container to hold them neatly on my desk at work. luckily that same day, i had consumed quite a few sodas while working on a new project. 

While on a lunch break, i came up with a solution to keep my new collection of markers neatly organized on my desk. here is what i came up with.

Step 1: What You Need

- Empty soda can
- Can opener
- file (optional - not shown)
- stuff to put in the can

Step 2: Step 1.

Make sure the can is empty, either by drinking the soda, or emptying it.

Step 3: Step 2.

Place the can opener on the top of the can and remove the top of the can similar to removing the lid from a TIN can.

TIP! 

While removing the top of the can, place in an area where the debris from the can will be easily cleaned up, such as, over a trash can. You don’t want the metal shards from the aluminum accidently getting into your eyes or on your food or something.

Step 4: Step 3.

Once the lid is removed, inspect the can for burrs or any sharp edges, if there are any, take some time to file these down with a nail file or anything similar.
My can opener manages to leave a clean edge with no sharp points inside or outside of the can.

Step 5: Step 5.

Wash the inside and the outside of the can thoroughly to clean away any aluminum shards and sticky soda.

Step 6: Step 6.

Place items (markers) in your new Soda can container!

Comments

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mrsmerwin (author)2017-01-16

simple but great idea. You could also remove the ink from the outside if you wanted.

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jmccrary (author)2014-12-16

These would look so cute in a cardboard 6-pack thingy.

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Bananalazer (author)2012-08-02

This is brilliant, and it looks amazing! thanks for the idea.

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jia683 (author)Bananalazer2012-08-03

thanks!

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teh darkcloud (author)2012-05-22

Of course, a can opener!
I don't know why I didn't think of that.
I've been using small soda bottles with the tops cut off for my markers. The cans look a lot better.

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