Sunday, December 11, 2011

Diet Coke Days: DIY Diet Coke Ornament

First, did you read my cute husband's Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe from Friday?
His passion for it is pretty adorable.

And second, It's our VERY FIRST Edition of Diet Coke Days!
(If you missed the intro, you can read it here.)

If you're here reading this column, then you or someone you know probably loves the D.C. So, if you're looking for a little something to give that person (or yourself) to add a little Diet Coke love to their holiday, we have just the thing.

Here's what you need:
a Diet Coke can (washed and dried out)
scissors (sharp enough to cut aluminum)
paper and pen to make a stencil
low temperature hot glue gun
a hole punch

Here's how to do it:
1. Cut the top and bottom off your can. BE CAREFUL! It's VERY sharp.

2. Tape the can onto the table so it's flat and won't move.

3. Make your stencil. (We chose to do a star, but I think a Christmas tree, a heart, or just a regular ornament shape would be fun too!)

4. Trace the stencil onto the can where you want it to be.
5. Cut it out. Again, being very careful.

6. Glue the can onto the felt. Cut around it, leaving a little showing on the sides so it's not so sharp.

7. Here is where I punched a hole through the can and the felt.
It was pretty hard to go through both, so you might consider punching the hole through the felt and the can separately and lining them up. If you try this way, let me know how this works for you.

8. Finally, tie the ribbon making a loop so you can hang it on a tree.

Almost takes your breath away, doesn't it?



  1. I know a few people would be LOVE a Dr. Pepper version of this! Thanks for the idea.

  2. This is a really nice idea! I imagine these are really shiny and pretty with christmas lights all around!
    I featured this on my blog.

  3. i know someone who collects coke items for their bed and breakfast and I love coke zero I think i will make them some for their holiday decorations! great idea!