Tin Can Lanterns

Upcycle metal cans into creative garden lights.
I love Mondays. I know it sounds strange, but usually on Mondays, after lazy weekends, come the best inspirations ever, (however, it is hard to call our weekends lazy at Handimania HQ). There was a Rainbow Table in the morning, funny Homemade Gak in the afternoon, so it would be nice to finish with something appropriate for a fancy, evening outdoor party. I know I have been writing a lot about a garden stuff recently, but it’s because I dream about my own, little patch of green.

Those pretty Tin Can Lanterns were designed and made by Elise from “Grow Creative”. When I look at her work, I feel she could be my soulmate. Not only it is quite easy to make at home with a little help of simple tools and supplies, but also relatively cheap. Perfect solution for any outdoor party or a relaxing evening on the porch. Put some oregano and tea tree oil into the candles and it is going to be an indispensable mosquito repellent. By the way, did you know the 3 R’s rule? Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! It is good to think about it while working on those nice, can lights.

Slowly I am gathering a collection of the coolest garden D.I.Y. projects. Stepping Stones, the Cake Pan one and Cast in Concrete Leaf. The Recycled Tires Pond and Tuna Can Lanterns together with Swings Around a Fire Pit and Recycled Wine Bottle Torch. In my head, there is a nice image of a garden of my dreams, which I could, arrange out of just handmade stuff. If you have liked Tin Can Lanterns and just started making them, do not hesitate to share your experiences on our facebook.

Click the link to read the full tutorial of Tin Can Lanterns.

Tin Can Lanterns Collage 01

What you need:


  • Hammer
  • Pliers

Supplies / ingredients:

  • Recycled tin cans
  • Bailing wire
  • Spray paint
  • Tea light candle

Tin Can Lanterns Collage 02

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