Introduction: Upcycled Soda Can Cup

About: Why buy it for $3.50 when you can make it yourself for at least $35?

Whether you're out of clean glasses, or are just getting bored of drinking out of the same old plastic cup, it's super easy to upcycle that trash bag of empty cans sitting in your garage into these classy drinking vessels.

Step 1: What You'll Need

✘ An empty soda can (or in my case, a seltzer can)

✘ A can opener (a manual butterfly opener will work best)

Yup, that's it.

Step 2: Remove Can Top

Remove the top of the can by running the can opener around the inside lip, just like you would to open a normal can, making as clean of an edge as possible.

Step 3: Inspect the Rim

The can opener can sometimes catch on imperfections in the aluminum, causing tears or jagged edges. If this happens, it's usually just worth tossing the can and using a new one. If you have a strong personal connection with that particular can and want to go above and beyond to salvage it, a pair of needle nose pliers can be used to smooth out the rough spots.

Step 4: Remove the Top From the Can

If the top fell in, it out.

Step 5: Rinse the Can

Rinse the inside of the can with clean water. If your can had soda in it, you may want to use a drop of dish soap, too.

Step 6: Enjoy!

And you're done! Fill 'er up with your favorite drink, sit back, and enjoy.

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*Don't pour hot beverages in your cup. Aluminum gets hot real fast and it WILL BURN you.

*If you're paranoid about getting metal slivers in your lip from the can's rim, just use a drinking straw - problem solved.

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