DIY HALLOWEEN – TIN CAN LUMINARIES

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Here’s hoping these tin can luminaries don’t turn into makeshift ashtrays.


What You’ll Need:

  • Empty tin cans
  • Black marker
  • Hammer
  • Large nail
  • Black paint
  • Paint brush
  • Candles
  • Towel

 

Step #1: Fill the tin can with water and put it in a freezer. Once the water is frozen, take the can out.

Step #2: Draw any word or image you’d like onto the tin can.

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Step #3: Place the tin can horizontally on a towel. This will create friction and hold the can in place when there is impact from the hammer.

Step #4: Puncture the design on the can with a hammer and nail.

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Step #5: Run hot water over the ice to melt it.

Step #6: The ice may have dented the bottom of the can. Place the towel over the bottom and hammer it down until it’s level.

Step #7: Coat the tin with a few layers of black paint. Once it’s dry, check with a toothpick that all the punctured holes are still open.

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Step #8: Light a candle a place them inside the tin can.

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For more ideas, check out jollymum.