Are you looking for an easy and eco-friendly way to decorate your home? Discover how easy it is to create your own beautiful, one-of-a-kind luminaries from recycled tin cans. With just a few simple steps and materials you can create beautiful, glowing works of art that will add a special touch of decor to your outdoors!
Over the weekend one of my best friends threw a glow party for her daughter’s birthday so I decided to make some DIY tin can lanterns to create pretty light patterns for the backyard.
A few years back I had purchased some at Target but knew they could easily be replicated for free so I gave it a shot. After making spaghetti sauce I always have a ton of tin cans left over so I simply rinsed them out and took the labels off. I drew my pattern on the cans using a Sharpie.
I grabbed the drill and found a bit with the sharpest edge, I carefully drilled over each dot, creating a hole. Make sure you wear your safety goggles.
You can leave the can as is or paint them. I gave each a coat of paint using a foam brush.
Drop in a votive candle or LED and enjoy the flickering patterns. If you are using real candles make sure they are on a fire-safe surface and away from kids!
I would say the kids had a blast!