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Soda Can Butterfly Pin



Here are some genius Sizzix ideas from Eileen Hull to use with an old soda can. You've got to love soda can crafts because they're both thrifty and eco-friendly!

**Note: If you have bought this Butterfly die and it looks different than the one used in the video- you got one of the limited editions! There are two versions of this design but both work great to make the same project. New video coming soon to show the how-to. Thanks for your interest in my Sizzix dies!**

You can find many more ways to use pop cans in our article, 18 Crafty Uses for Pop Cans.

Soda Can Butterfly Pin


  • Soda can
  • Butterfly Die
  • Latex Gloves
  • Alcohol ink
  • Foam applicator
  • Glye dot strip
  • Pin back



  1. Cut soda (or beer) can top and bottom off, then cut down the middle of remaining piece.
  2. Place opened can on die and run through die cut machine using Butterfly die.
  3. Run butterfly shapes through a Textured Impression folder.
  4. Lay die cut butterflies on non-stick craft mat and put on latex gloves- this gets messy! Ink foam applicator with three colors of alcohol ink, and sponge on, blending and covering until you have desired look.
  5. Bend wings up in middle. Add glue dot strip down the middle of the bottom butterfly and add top piece.
  6. Use glue dot strip to adhere pinback and you are done! Place in a pretty box or on a card.


Learn how to make a Soda Can Butterfly:


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Jun 18, 2013

I'd also like to know how you dealt with the sharp edges on this project. Can they be sanded or smoothed in some way?


Dec 26, 2012

Cool idea, what is a die cut machine and how much are they?


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Apr 24, 2012

This is really pretty - my concern is sharp edges from using the soda cans. Are the edges sharp?


Mar 21, 2012

The die I used is the Sizzix ScoreBoard Butterfly- #657121 at Sizzix.com. Thanks for your comments everyone!


Mar 21, 2012

What die did you use for this?


Jan 18, 2012

Do you know of any other die cut machines that will cut dyes from a pop can?


Jan 8, 2012

I would love to know what the name of the machine that you used to cut the butterfly dye from the can.


Jan 2, 2012

Dear Eileen, Fabulous! So far you have come from being my Park Avenue, Watertown, NY. neighbor, to an featured multi media artist and author. Too bad that we have lost touch, but times change, and I wish you continued success, and happiness. My best to you, Hayward, Christopher, Pamela, Jessica, and Maryanne. Always, Fern Porter


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