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.

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.
Cut your diamond wrap to fit the outside of your can.
Hot glue (or other glue of your choice) the wrap into place.
Place your crushed glass into the can.
Option 1 - place your tealight in your can.
Light it when your ready.
Place it somewhere in your home to enjoy.
Option 2 - Place a battery operated tealight inside it.
You can chose to place it on top, or bury it lower in the glass.
Turn it on and enjoy.
Option 3 - place your Sterno can into your can.
Place the crushed mirror glass on top and around the Sterno can.
Light it and this one will put off a little heat if needed.
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Suggested materials:
  • Can
  • Diamond Wrap   (Dollar Tree)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks   (Craft store)
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  • Jean Jean on Dec 03, 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 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?

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