DIY Christmas Can Holder

This November Challenge Theme is Christmas! I love to upcycle things, give them a brand new life and turn them into something beautiful and useful. This time I get my idea from a Santa Cupcake. I was inspired to make a can holder that looks like Santa and also a Christmas tree. Now, the project is DIY Christmas Can Holder which recycling a Coke can. But before I move on, let me explain a bit about The Sustainable Pinterest Challenge.

The Pinterest Challenge has had a bit of a reboot for 2022 and is now the Sustainable Pinterest Challenge. Each month I join a group of creative bloggers and we select a pin or two that we feel inspired by and give it a go. Starting in January 2022 the Pinterest Challenge has a sustainable, eco friendly twist to it. All the projects shared will have something about them that involves recycling, upcycling, a general ethos of reducing waste and using what we have. It’s not about beating ourselves with a stick, it’s just about giving thought to how we can make small changes in our lives just a little more sustainable and reduce our impact on the environment.

Last month’s theme challenge was “Zero Waste” and I made an DIY Vases With a Zero Waste Plastic Bottle. For this month theme “Christmas” as sustainable as a base to any of our challenge projects, I used a Coca Cola can and a Coke plastic Bottle for a Christmas holder which looks fantastic as Christmas decoration plus a candy holder.

Things To Prepare

Super easy and quick to make and easy-to-find supplies, so this DIY Christmas Can Holder from a Coca Cola can is just great for upcycling project and cute for Christmas decorations. Let’s see what are the complete super short list supplies that are used to make this DIY Christmas Coca Cola Can Holder :

  • A coca cola can ( I used the slim can)
  • Plastic bottle of Coke (Large bottle)
  • White lace
  • Red ribbon
  • Black belt (mini size), you can also use black ribbon as the belt
  • Glue

How To Make

This surely a super easy recycling Christmas project, I’m sure. You can ask your kids to help and have fun doing it. Just follow these easy steps on how to make DIY Christmas Coke Can Santa Holder :

1 . Make sure your Coke can is cleaned. Cut out the top part of the can but keep the opener, you will need it to make a Santa’s belt.

2. I continue with cutting out the top part of a Coke plastic bottle. I choose Coca Cola for the can and plastic bottle because it’s red, Christmas color indeed.

3 .Get white lace and glue it around and don’t forget to make some ripple, until it looks like a Christmas tree. Don’t forget to add a red ribbon with a bow, to make a good finish on the bottle’s cap. i glue it to secure the ribbon on the cap.

4. Followed by making a Santa’s belt. I used an old bra’s strap, yeah, full recycling project, lol. You can use leather belt or ribbon. Use black one and insert it into the can’s opener. Then glue it around the Coke can. Let it dry.

5. Put together the lacey Christmas tree as the hat/cover to the Coca cola can holder or you may say a Santa’s belly. Finished!

You can make this cute Coke can for candy holder as many as you want. Mixed between slim or regular Coca Cola can and it will look great as centerpiece or as decoration for your Christmas mantel. Be creative and make different cap, not just Christmas tree like mine. Have fun!

Now, let’s take a look at what the other Sustainable Pinterest Challenge participants have made for their “Christmas” challenge.

Julie | Sum of their Stories

Gail | Purple Hues and Me

Julie | Treasures Made From Yarn

T’onna | Sew Crafty Crochet

Mel | Decor Craft Design

Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

Christine | Christine’s Crafts

Vicky | Vicky Myers Creations

Donna | Modern on Monticello

Allyson | Southern Sunflowers

Ann | The Apple Street Cottage

Jo | A Rose Tinted World

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Christmas crafts 2

Here’s the list of projects :

How to make Festive Gift Tags from old business cards

Glitter Foam Christmas Tree Ornaments

Easy Upcycled Crochet Christmas

How to make a Toilet Roll DIY Advent Calendar

Vintage Satin Ornament

Knitted Gift Bag

Christmas Burlap and Denim Wreath

DIY Toilet Roll Gnomes

DIY Christmas Can Holder

Christmas Card Holder

DIY Candy Christmas Decoration

Easy Kids Crafts Christmas Tree Decoration

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9 thoughts on “DIY Christmas Can Holder”

  1. The way you’ve used the can ring pull as the belt is really clever. And using an old bra strap for the belt is bonus upcycling points!
    So is the idea that you can fill the can with sweets or candy as a fun gift? I’m not completely sure.
    I’m also wondering, do you fix the bottle portion “lid” to the can at all or does it just fit over the top of the can?
    Santa, Coca Cola and Christmas certainly do go well together don’t they?


  2. What a unique Christmas idea! I’m a huge Coke lover. I used to drink a 12 pack a day, but they have gotten too expensive for that. Now I try to keep it under 5 or 6 a day, ha! My hubby says he’s going to place a 12 pack in my coffin when I die lol. Coke is very Christmas-y! Pinned.
    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife


  3. Donna, this santa DIY is so cute! I am always looking for fun crafts to make with my kids and I think they would love to do this with me. Thank you for sharing on the Home Imagined Link party. Have a lovely week and a Merry Christmas.


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