4th of July Luminaries

$10
1 Hour
Easy

I whipped up these quick and easy luminaries that you can use year after year for your 4th of July celebrations. Just punch holes in tin cans, add a little spray paint, and voila! You have added instant ambiance to your 4th of July celebration. For more details, visit http://www.honeybearlane.com/2014/07/4th-july-luminaries.html
4th of july luminaries, crafts, patriotic decor ideas, seasonal holiday decor
Use a printed letter as your guide when punching the holes.
4th of july luminaries, crafts, patriotic decor ideas, seasonal holiday decor
It starts with simple tin cans, a mallet and an awl.
4th of july luminaries, crafts, patriotic decor ideas, seasonal holiday decor
The key to punching holes in tin is to have something hard behind it...like ice.
4th of july luminaries, crafts, patriotic decor ideas, seasonal holiday decor
You could also punch holes in the sides and make handles to hang them or punch holes in the bottom back to feed Christmas lights through rather than using tea lights.
4th of july luminaries, crafts, patriotic decor ideas, seasonal holiday decor
Vary the size of each hole by punching harder or softer. Follow the edges of the printed letter so you can capture the font you used. Pick a font with a strong serif (those little ledges on the tips of the letters).
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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