Super Easy DIY Recycled Soda Can Vase

1 Material
30 Minutes

I love to recycle and repurpose everyday items. This SUPER EASY diy recycled soda can vase project is a fantastic way to repurpose your aluminum cans.

There’s something about using an everyday item in a new and unusual way.

I mean, who would expect to transform a soda can into a vase? And it turned out so freak’n cute!

Plus, it’s about the cheapest and easiest diy vase project you can do.

And since aluminum cans are made in different sizes, you can have a variety of vase sizes too.


Now, to be clear, these diy soda can vases won’t hold a large bouquet of flowers. They are best used to hold a stem, or two. Use them as bud vases.

Supplies for Recycled Soda Can Vases

  • Soda cans (or “pop cans” depending on where you are from)
  • Spray paint

How to Make DIY Aluminum Can Vases

Step 1: Prepping your soda can flower vase

Drink your soda, tea, or flavored water (haha!!!).

Actually, wash out your soda can with warm soapy water, until all of the original drink is gone.

Let dry.

Step 2: Form your diy soda can vase

Lightly squeeze the soda can, creating dents and creases in the aluminum.

*Don’t squeeze too hard, as you can’t make the can go back to its original shape. You also don’t want to make the dents too close together, or the can won’t stay standing.

With standard and large-size soda cans, you should be able to create dents at various heights and angles.

The neat thing about this diy vase project is that if you don’t like how you dented the pop can – just drink another soda and start over (lol).

Step 3: Paint your soda can vase

Prep your area to spray paint. If you won’t be spraying outside, be sure that your space is well-ventilated. Also cover a larger area than you think is needed with newspaper or a drop cloth, as spray paint particles travel further than you might think.

Apply 2-3 coats of your selected spray paint color around and on top of your future soda can vases.

Make sure that you can’t see any of the original pop can artwork.

Step 4: Put your diy recycled soda can vases to work

Once your spray-painted aluminum can vases are completely dry, fill them with water and add one or two flower stems.

*Note: I suggest adding one stem at a time because the weight of the flower might be too heavy for the can, depending on the location of the dents and how the can sits on your table.

Now isn’t that the cutest, easiest, and cheapest diy soda can project!

Just think of all the pop can vases you can make! Isn’t this a great upcycle soda flower vase diy project to use up some of your spray paint!!

Check out how cute they look as part of my Winter Wonderland tablescape.

Check out other easy diy projects:

  • Upcycled Coffee Can Vase
  • Gold Glitter Candle
  • Twisted Paper Flower Napkin Rings
  • Simple 2-Tier Tray
  • Faux Leather Napkin Rings

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  • Becky Becky on Jan 23, 2022

    You might add a layer of sand to the bottom of the can to make it more stable. This is a great idea for a quick table centerpiece for any occasion! Thanks for sharing!

    • Adorn the Table Adorn the Table on Jan 23, 2022

      Adding sand is a good idea. Just might be a little messy when emptying out the water.

      Yes, they would look good in just about any centerpiece.

  • Sarah Sarah on Jan 23, 2022

    Or add pebbles inside can for weight