How to Make a Tin Frame with Soda Cans You don't have to throw out your old soda cans anymore. Laura and Claiborne show how to recycle old cans into a craft project that creates a frame. You will need a wooden frame, soda cans, 5/8 of an inch nails, tin snipers, and a glue gun. While cutting the cans, make sure to be careful to avoid cutting your hands. Smaller square scissors tend to be more effective at cutting the cans. When cutting, try to cut the can in a rectangular shape. Try to avoid cutting the words or brand logos while cutting the strips. When done cutting, make sure to thoroughly wash the strips. To apply the tin to the frame, glue gun the tins to the frame, followed by a nail to make sure that the tins stay stuck to the frame. By following the steps outlined in this video, you can create a custom gift for anyone, while also recycling aluminum.