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Fancy Can Cozy

Frugal Crafts and Homemade Gifts (featured column)
Submitted by Sara Matson

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Keep beverages cool and pretty with these earth-friendly can cozies. Personalize them for inexpensive gifts for parents, friends, and teachers. You can make any size cozy desired; for aluminum cans, water bottles and even thermos bottles. This is also an easy and fun craft for kids!

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You will need:

A used bubble mailing envelope, 9” x 12” or larger
Scissors
Masking or duct tape
Felt
Craft glue
Items for decorating such as craft foam shapes, rhinestones, feather boa pieces

Directions:

From one thickness of the mailing envelope, cut a rectangle to fit snugly around a soda can or water bottle. (Dimensions for a standard-size soda can: 4” x 10”)

Wrap the rectangle, bubble-side in, around the can or bottle. Tape ends to secure.

Cut a piece of felt to cover the outside of the can cozy. Glue it on and allow to dry.

Decorate your can cozy as desired, be creative!

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