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I want to show you the Christmas tin can luminaries I made a few days ago with recycled food cans that I kept in my freezer…

Candle Holders made from recycled tin cans

Why in my freezer ? Because, when i emptied them, I washed them, filled them with water and placed them in freezer for the water to solidifie to ice for this craft !

For this easy ans unexpensive Christmas craft, you just need empty tin cans (I used the smallest I have, so that the candle don’t heat the metal.) Then, you need a hammer, a nail or a screw (my nail punched square holes !)

Candle Holders made from recycled tin cans

For the first luminaries I made (for Halloween) I had drawn the designs with a permanent marker, but for these ones, I just drew designs on a paper and decided to punch the design freehand.

There is the way I proceed : I lay the can on a folded dish towel to help holding it in place and to reduce the sound of the hammer, dry it out for the screw not to slide and then, I tap holes quite close together to draw the tree, gift, ornament and other Christmas pictures I decide to “draw”. (The ice prevents the can to dent in.)

Candle Holders made from recycled tin cans

Candle Holders made from recycled tin cans

Candle Holders made from recycled tin cans

Candle Holders made from recycled tin cans

Candle Holders made from recycled tin cans

To have the ice melt, I placed the tins in a big bowl filled with water… and got beautiful ice cubes, perfect for a bottle of Champagne ! (The same day was my birthday ! :-) )

Candle Holders made from recycled tin cans

Candle Holders made from recycled tin cans

When tins are dry, just put tealight candles inside each of them and lit to enjoy the candlelight shining out of the holes ! :-)

Candle Holders made from recycled tin cans

I love these luminaries that add little sparkles anywhere in the house ! I think I’ll have new ones in a few days for New Year’s Eve ! :-)

Candle Holders made from recycled tin cans

 

From: http://www.myhappycrafts.com/diy-christmas-luminaries-candle-holders-made-from-recycled-tin-cans/


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