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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

tin can candle holders diy

i saw this little idea probably around 14 years ago!  saw it in a martha stewart magazine.....and i remember making up some cute little candle holders at the time and decorating my apartment with them.
 now, i'm not sure they're quite polished enough looking for my home, however i thought they'd be adorable on my back deck!

so simple!

so, to do get this:


eat some soup, or fruit, or....
peel off the labels and wash the cans out...



fill with water and set in freezer, until the water is frozen



use a towel to help the can from sliding around, and place it on it's side


punch holes into the tin can using a screwdriver and hammer....you can make it as decorative as you desire....i kept mine pretty simple...


then, i sprayed them white.....you wouldn't even 'have to' do this, but i thought it'd make them look less cheap!


pop in some little tea lights


and you're done....really pretty at night!



enjoy!




8 comments:

  1. So simple and yet so effective!!
    Thanks for taking the time to share this great idea!
    Barb

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  2. Very simple but also fun and playful. Good idea to fill/freeze water in them before punching holes!!
    Cheers :-)
    Victoria

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  3. oooo I love these soo much! what a great idea :)

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  4. These are great. I'm going to give them a try!

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  5. They look so romantic for outdoor lighting. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  6. A friend of mine went to wedding reception & said the tables were decorated with these! Pretty, pretty!

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