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
Amy Ellis @ StowandTellU
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  • Phyllis Kirchner Autrey Phyllis Kirchner Autrey on Sep 25, 2017

    How did you make the letters look embossed or raised up?

  • Kim Lunsford Kim Lunsford on Jan 29, 2020

    Did you free hand the letters yourself

    With the sharpie?

  • Gwyn Dean Gwyn Dean on Jan 27, 2024

    Using the ball point pen were you applying pressure to the metal? If so, did it affect the ball point ( pushing the ball up into the ink tube) ? I love this! I've not seen hand made embossing before.🙋🏻‍♀️

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  • Otorres74 Otorres74 on Jun 03, 2020

    I love love love this !! Thank you ❤️❤️

  • Soozie Soozie on Jan 15, 2023

    Lovely. I also cut open tomato purée tubes, which usually gives you a gold colour inside.