Easy Embossing Soda Can Labels


I happen to love the look of embossed metal, especially with letters, and I actually have a nice embossing set not, but I made these before I had the set, and I wouldn't hesitate to make these for other applications in the future. These labels are made with a soda can and I was able to make them pretty darn fast!
Soda Can DIY metal embossed labels
I mounted mine on wood with hot glue, but basically, I used:
- Soda can
- Scissors
- Sharpie marker
- ball point pen
- black stamping ink
- wooden cooking plank
I CAREFULLY cut the soda can. Wrote a word backwards with a Sharpie marker, and then traced the letter with a ball point pen.
Flipped it over and dabbed with the black stamping ink.
I also sawed down the wood plank to make small wood pieces, drilled a hole, and stained.
I trimmed the soda can metal down, and hot glued to the wood piece. Done.
I'm sure there are a lot of variations to making this work and what to use if for, like scrapbooking, gift tags, storage labels, etc... but it was easy and fun, for sure!
For FULL details, click on the blog post url link below.
Thanks, Amy

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Amy Ellis @ StowandTellU

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Melissa
    on Jul 2, 2017

    What tool did you use for cutting the can? Lovethisblog, by the way.
    • Amy Ellis @ StowandTellU
      on Jul 3, 2017

      Hi Melissa. I used standard pair of scissors (you can see them in one of the photos.) I punched the starter hole with the pointy tip. I hope that helps. Thank you.
  • Phyllis Kirchner Autrey
    on Sep 25, 2017

    How did you make the letters look embossed or raised up?
    • Li
      on Jul 24, 2018

      I think she mentioned she wrote the words backwards on the inside of the can, she used a permanent marker for this step. Next she went over the words with a ballpoint pen, the round nib on the pen causes the embossed look.

  • Kim Lunsford
    on Jan 29, 2020

    Did you free hand the letters yourself

    With the sharpie?

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  • Barb C
    on Apr 4, 2019

    I wonder if you could use $ store disposable aluminum pans instead of pop cans and if it might be a little easier.

    Maybe ill try it.

  • MarilynG
    on Jan 11, 2020

    Neat idea, started my creative juices flowing. You could probably use the thin metal with embossing folders and die cuts, also. Thank you for your inspiration!

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