DIY Tin Can Lanterns

DIY Tin Can Lanterns

Here’s a great looking DIY for those old tin cans.  The steps are pretty simple, and not many supplies are needed.

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  • A few tin cans
  • 3 nailes, one small, medium and large  (in diameter)
  • Tin cans
  • Dirt
  • Stencil that is cut the size of the can label
  • Coat Hanger
  • Hammer
  • Spray paint

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  1. If you want to get the prep work done, first cut some pieces of paper to the size of the cans and dot out your patterns with a marker.
  2. Pack the tin cans with dirt.  This will give you a solid surface to hammer into
  3. Wrap your cans with the stencil and tape in place.
  4. Use your hammer and nails to punch holes in the cans  (Don’t forget the matching holes for a hanger
  5. Remove the stencil and dirt, wash and dry the cans
  6. Cut pieces of a wire hanger and bend into a desired pattern
  7. Paint them


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