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!

By Hometalk Hits

Step 1: Gather your materials

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

Step 2: Rinse out cans and pull off labels

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

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".

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.

Step 5: Make bows from twine

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

Step 7: Cut different length of twine

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

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.

Step 9: Grab some tea lights

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

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Step 1: Clean cans and strip labels

Make sure cans are cleaned out thoroughly and all paper labels are stripped off.

Step 2: Measure and cut contact paper

Cut the paper according to the size you need and carefully apply it to the cans.

Step 3: Drill holes into cans

Drill two holes just under the lips of the cans.

Step 4: Sand inside of cans

Carefully sanded the inside of the can where the holes were drilled.

Step 5: Thread twine through the holes

Finally, feed through two pieces of twine--one for each hole.

Step 6: Mount rods on the wall

Read more details on how to assemble the rods in the full post below.

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