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Picture of Family Photo Frame From Soda Cans

This Instructable shows you how to make photo frames from soda cans.

Why do I need to use soda cans? ............ because soda cans are free to reuse and have a "metal look" on the inside that is truly amazing and hardly distinguishable from a product you can buy. Each frame can be made in your desired size. The frame is designed so that you can easily exchange the pictures.

Since you are not limited by a budget you will be able to create a striking gallery wall in record time - the perfect way to add interest to your hallway, stairwell or living room.

Step 1: Parts List

Picture of Parts List

For this photo frame you need the following items:

  • Flatten soda cans sheets (see
  • Ruler 1: Ruler which corresponds in cross section to a single bar/rod of the frame.
  • Ruler 2: Flat ruler as tool to fold the aluminum sheets around Ruler 1
  • Utility Knife
  • Double-sided adhesive tape
  • Adhesive tape
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Sanding paper
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun
Hey Jude18 days ago
Never seen such a nice finish from cans (usually look a bit rough 'n' ready). Great job. Now I have a fun excuse to use the iron! Thanks! (Voted) =)
..... and now you will find yourself in the shop looking for soda cans without dents ..... - thanks for voting
satosi25 days ago
Awesome, love these. They look beautiful. Exactly like ones I recently bought! I'll be trying this at some point.

Voting for you to win the contest!
billbillt26 days ago
This is wonderful.. Thanks for sharing...
tmross41 month ago
Wow! I gotta try this! You could also cut a piece of clear acetate or plastic from a package that will fit into your frame to protect the photo.
It would make me very proud if you could attach a picture of your photo frame
Looks like a really nice frame :)