Easy Can Lanterns

6 Materials
$5
3 Hours
Easy

Do you love repurposing and upcycling things? Me too! After using some canned goods I rinsed out the cans and turned them into something cute for my yard! You can see more of my crazy creations here

I started by rinsing out the cans and removing the labels.

I filled the cans with ice and water and placed them into the freezer.

The ice makes the can solid so that I can work with it without the can collapsing.

I placed the frozen can on a towel. I used gloves to protect my hands from the cold. I used a dry erase marker to make a design on my can.

I used a punch and hammer to make small indents where my heart design marks were.

I used a small drill bit, placed it onto the dimples made by the punch, and drilled through the can.


I let the ice melt out of the can.

I spray painted the cans with spray paint. I used gold and copper.

I used Waverly Chalk paint to color in the center of the heart.

Once it was dry, I tied some jute cord around to be the handle.

You can place a lot of things inside these cans. I'm making them into a lantern. If you use jute for the handle, then I don't recommend an active flame inside the can.

I love how they turned out, and I'm using battery-operated LED lights that are waterproof inside my cans.

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Suggested materials:
  • Cans
  • Paint
  • Jute
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  • Cheryl Biermann Cheryl Biermann on Feb 18, 2022

    Why did you need to freeze it? I've drilled cans without doing that. Does it make it easier?


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