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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!



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

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

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

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

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

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


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