Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tin Can Lanterns


Pretty any time of year!

I am using these in my center pieces for my wedding! You can customize them anyway you want. Colors, patterns, and size!

Items needed:
  • Mini cans - you can use mushroom, condensed milk, or manderain orange cans
  • Thin wire - I used beading craft wire
  • Hammer
  • Medium sized nail
  • Spray paint
  1. Fill tin can with water and place in freezer for 2 hours or until frozen solid
  2. Place tin can on towel (make sure to hammer on carpet so you don't hurt wood floors or tile)
  3. Use a hammer and nail to pound a pattern into your tin can. It should punch through easily.
  4. *REMEMBER* to punch two holes across from each other at the top of the can for the wire
  5. Run hot water into can until ice melts out. Let can dry after.
  6. Take outside and spray paint whatever color you want!
  7. When dry (3 - 4 hours) string wire through top of can and twist until secure ontop
  8. Use an electric tea light inside and set or hang to get a twinkly effect!

All the supplies you will need

Fill can with water and freeze. That's the only way to punch the holes through.

Punch holes to make a pattern in can
Spray paint the color you want and put wire through top hole and twist to secure on lantern

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