Transform Tuna Cans Into Gorgeous Lighting In 10 Simple Steps

The perfect project to add a little light to your space! It’s inexpensive, environmentally-friendly, and oh-so-pretty!

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Step 1: Gather your materials

Tuna cans, scrapbooking paper, cutting mat, hot glue, box cutter, twine and tea light candles!

s transform tuna cans into gorgeous lighting in 9 simple steps, Step 1 Gather your materials

Step 2: Rinse out cans and pull off labels

Make sure to wash them well so there's no lingering smells!

s transform tuna cans into gorgeous lighting in 9 simple steps, Step 1 Rinse out cans and pull off labels

Step 3: Cut scrapbooking paper

Cut paper to wrap around tuna cans. The width of the paper strips ended up being roughly 1-1/4".

s transform tuna cans into gorgeous lighting in 9 simple steps, Step 3 Cut scrapbooking paper

Step 4: Hot glue paper strips to cans

Start with a small line of glue to get the end adhered to the can, then every inch or so, add more glue.

s transform tuna cans into gorgeous lighting in 9 simple steps, Step 4 Hot glue paper strips to cans

Step 5: Make bows from twine

Tie pieces of twine into small to medium sized bows. (Tikva Morrow)

s transform tuna cans into gorgeous lighting in 9 simple steps, Step 5 Make bows from twine

Step 7: Cut different length of twine

Cut different lengths of twine so that all the cans will hang at different heights.

s transform tuna cans into gorgeous lighting in 9 simple steps, Step 7 Cut different length of twine

Step 8: Hot glue bows & twine strings to cans

Glue the end of the twine string to the can, and then glue to bow on top.

s transform tuna cans into gorgeous lighting in 9 simple steps, Step 8 Hot glue bows twine strings to cans

Step 9: Grab some tea lights

You can use real tea light candles the safer option is batter powered lights.

s transform tuna cans into gorgeous lighting in 9 simple steps, Step 9 Grab some tea lights

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