[Premium DIY] Tin Can Lantern

Most households go through many cans of food every year and it’s a shame to see them go to waste. While a lot of people reuse these cans as is without putting much effort into it, creating a lantern out of it is just so much more entertaining. This simple craft creates a fabulous result which is sure to make any space look amazing as well.

What you will need:

  • Empty tin can
  • A thick nail or a scratch awl
  • Hammer
  • A pattern drawn on paper (optional)
  • Battery operated faux candle
  • Spray paint (optional)

Step 1:

Remove any label from the tin can. Clean both the inside and outside thoroughly and wipe it dry.

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Step 2:

This step is a precautionary one to make sure the can does not change shape when creating the holes. You can either fill the can with ice or keep the lid on.

Step 3:

Draw dots on the can to form an outline of your desired shape. Feel free to draw the pattern on paper beforehand to make the process easier.

Step 4:

Hammer holes on the drawn dots using the nail or scratch awl.

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Step 5:

Remove the ice or lid from the tin can if you followed any of the methods mentioned in step 2.

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Step 6:

Clean the can with a dry cloth and spray paint it whatever color you want it to be and let it dry. This step is completely optional, but it does ensure a more polished looking outcome.

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For the final step, put the battery-operated candle inside the prepared tin can and watch it beautifully light up.

Whether used during the day to create a warm glow or at night to give a magically lit up effect, this tin can lantern is sure to brighten up the atmosphere it’s in!