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Chas' Crazy Creations
Chas' Crazy Creations
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Upcycled Can to Candle Holder - 3 Lighting Options

6 Materials
$3
5 Minutes
Easy

Upcycle a can into a candle holder. It's inexpensive, easy, and there are 3 options for ways to light it including a flame-less version.

upcycled can to candle holder 3 lighting options
You'll need a large tuna/chicken can, diamond wrap, crushed mirror glass, hot glue gun, and one of 3 ways to light it - tealight, battery operated tealight, or Sterno can.
upcycled can to candle holder 3 lighting options
Cut your diamond wrap to fit the outside of your can.
upcycled can to candle holder 3 lighting options
Hot glue (or other glue of your choice) the wrap into place.
upcycled can to candle holder 3 lighting options
Place your crushed glass into the can.
upcycled can to candle holder 3 lighting options
Option 1 - place your tealight in your can.
upcycled can to candle holder 3 lighting options
Light it when your ready.
upcycled can to candle holder 3 lighting options
Place it somewhere in your home to enjoy.
upcycled can to candle holder 3 lighting options
Option 2 - Place a battery operated tealight inside it.
upcycled can to candle holder 3 lighting options
You can chose to place it on top, or bury it lower in the glass.
upcycled can to candle holder 3 lighting options
Turn it on and enjoy.
upcycled can to candle holder 3 lighting options
Option 3 - place your Sterno can into your can.
upcycled can to candle holder 3 lighting options
Place the crushed mirror glass on top and around the Sterno can.
upcycled can to candle holder 3 lighting options
Light it and this one will put off a little heat if needed.
upcycled can to candle holder 3 lighting options
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2 questions
  • Jean
    on Dec 3, 2017

    Where did you buy the crushed
    glass? very pretty. I use the chicken cans to keep sewing things in , I paint them. Handy!!
  • Rosalee Cox Davis
    on Dec 13, 2017

    If using the tea lights, how do I turn it on and off without removing the glass each time?
    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Dec 13, 2017

      Hi Rosalee, it you do it this way (see picture) you just lift your tea light and turn it on or off, then you twist it while pushing down into the glass. It’ll slide right into place. ☺️

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