Big Hoop Earrings From Upcycled Aluminum Cans

4 materials
30 Minutes

Advertising Disclosure: Upcycle Design Lab may be compensated in exchange for featured placement of certain sponsored products and services, or your clicking on links in this post.

I seem to be on a jewelry-making kick lately. Today's project is particularly silly but I thought it was sort of fun and it is super easy. You don't need very many materials to make this fun pair of big hoop earrings.

To start with you need a couple of aluminum cans

You also need this nifty little tool. It is not really a crafting tool but I don't let those technicalities get in the way. :-)

The Draft Top is used to remove the entire top of the aluminum cans. And then the top portion of the can is cut off with a small pairing knife.

Then I used some sharp scissors to remove the unwanted pieces of aluminum to leave only the top ring.

The rough edges can be filed down with a sanding block/sharping stone. And then the jewelry hooks are attached to the hoops with two jump rings.

Like I said they are silly but kind of fun. If you would like to see some of the other projects I have made with the draft top tool or for more details on this project you can check out my blog post here.

Thanks for checking out my project.

Happy Upcycling,


Suggested materials:

  • Draft Top Can Opener   (Amazon)
  • Jewelry Findings   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Sharpening Stone   (Dollar Tree)
See all materials
Cindy @ Upcycle Design Lab
Want more details about this and other fashion and style ideas? Check out more here!


Join the conversation

4 of 16 comments
Your comment...