Making a Pencil Holder from a Can

I am wanting to make a pencil holder out of a canned goods can. How can I get the smell of stewed tomatoes out?

Keri from Boone, NC

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July 22, 20080 found this helpful

Fill with water and a few spoonfuls of vinegar. Let soak a few hours.

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July 22, 20080 found this helpful

After you clean it out with the vinegar, cut out a circle shape of it from a dryer sheet and glue it in, gives a great smell.

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July 22, 20080 found this helpful

Baking soda is great but if you add white vinegar to it it will clean and deodorize it very quickly. Just don't forget to wash it out afterwards.

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July 23, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks everyone! I'm new to making crafts and very excited about my new crafting hobbies!

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July 24, 20080 found this helpful

I find that putting a good dose of baking soda (anywhere from a tablespoon for small container to 1/2 cup or more for a larger container) into any container, filling it up with water, shaking (or stirring) ... and leaving it for a day or two (repeat shake-up or stirring every few hours) does wonders at removing any odor (even plastic bottles).

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February 14, 20160 found this helpful

Try putting it in the freezer for 2-3 days. I know it works for plastic items but haven't tried it on cans.

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