I recently made a few cooking pots out of Heineken cans so I thought I'd share the instructions. It's really pretty easy to do. The materials you will need are:
1. Heineken Keg Can (24 ounces or .7 liters)
2. 25 feet (7.62 meters) of 1/16 inch fiberglass wicking
3. One silicone wrist band
I purchased the fiberglass wicking from this site:
I purchased a 100 yard spool because I wanted to make a few cans but they also sell it in 10 yard spools if you want to make just one. If you look just above the table on their page is says, "Buy Just 10 Yard Hanks of Fiberglass Wick On-Line".
The first thing I did was remove the top of the can using a side cutting can opener. This allows you to use the top as a pot lid if you choose and eliminates any sharp edges on the can.
Next, I wrapped the can with the 1/16 inch wicking to serve as protection from grabbing a hot pot. You start by making a simple overhand loop.
Make the overhand loop as small and as close to the end as you can then cut off the loose tail that is left over.
Next, pass the wicking through the overhand loop.
Pull against the piece attached to the loop until you pull the loop inside out.
Slip this loop over the can and pull against the knot to tighten it.
Begin wrapping the wicking around the can until you reach the other end and complete that end by using the same technique. Make an overhand loop, pass it through the knot and pull the loop inside out. Slip the loop over the top of the can so you can pull against the loop and tighten the final wrap of wicking.
The last thing you need to do is slip the silicone wrist bracelet over the top lip of the can. This will prevent you from placing your lips against a hot metal can and burning them.
The knots will stay taught until you pull them in the opposite direction. This enables you to remove the wicking and place it on a new can if yours becomes damaged. Just move the wicking and the wrist bracelet to the new can.
This is what you wind up with. My wrist band is embossed with "Support Our Troops" but obviously you can use whatever you want.