Transform a soda can into a holiday candle decoration. Here’s how:
Very carefully cut off the top and bottom of the soda can with heavy-duty scissors.
Cut the seam open and flatten the can, with the shiny side up and the soda logo down.
Trace a star, snowman, or Christmas-tree design onto the flattened can, but leave a 1-1/2-inch border the whole width of the can at the bottom edge. The border is going to be the stand for the decoration.
Use heavy-duty scissors to cut out the design and the border, and use a paper punch to punch holes into the aluminum for light to shine through.
Carefully sand any sharp edges when you are finished cutting and punching holes.
Bend the bottom edge backward into a circle, shiny side out, and secure with staples.
Put the decoration on a plate and put a votive candle inside the circle, or put the decoration around a candle that’s in its own holder.