Candle Holders Made Out Of Tin Cans

The tin can has been around for years, providing many different projects to be made from tin cans. They are one of the most versatile mediums for crafts, besides wood and foam. Best part about them, they are cheap. Tin cans can be used to make all kinds of candle holders, providing a unique touch to your home or garden. In this article, we will share some ideas on how to make interesting and unique candle holders out of tin cans.
There are two primary size tin cans, soup cans and coffee cans. Both offer a wide variety of different craft ideas. Tin cans can be cut, punched, painted, weathered and modified in multiple ways. They can be set on top of a table or hung out in the garden.
Let’s start with the basics. Most people will decide to punch holes into the can, which is the easiest. However you can use any type of cutting tools. A drill is handy, but even better is a Dermal tool. But for those who will be using a hammer or even a drill, let’s start there. Before you start anything, fill the can with water and freeze it. This will allow you to punch holes easier, without bending the can.
It always helps to have some kind of plan or design in your head or on paper. In fact drawing the design out on paper allows you to modify it and then tape it around the tin can as a template. Think about whether or not you may want to paint the tin can or weather proof it for outside garden use.
One example of a design is a simple western motif. Download of a silhouette graphic of a dog howling at the moon. With the Dermal tool cut out the scene on the tin can. After painting it black and punching two holes at the top, you can hang it in a garden. Simpler designs would include punch out designs such as creating a bunch of tiny holes to create a night sky effect. Patterns also look great.
Once you have cut out a design, painting time can finish the look of your candle holder. Allot of times I’ll choose black, because the light will shine through better at night or in a dim room. A light blue and white to match your kitchen décor will add a unique touch. You can add almost any type of embellishing to the can, such as colored stones or ribbon.
For those of you who want a more elaborate candle holder, try the larger coffee cans. They provide a larger area to work with. One idea for the larger cans is to cut wholes about half inch in diameter and attach pieces of stained or any colored glass on the inside of the can. You could create an entire stained glass tin can candle holder. The larger cans are also great for outdoors. Their large base is perfect for decks and walk ways, as they will not tip over easily.
By cutting slits down the sides of cans you can bend the edges downward, creating nice flared outlook. Just remember to file down the edges, they will be sharp. For an added flare, twist the ends with a pair of pliers. There is a lot you can do with this method and even adding other cut out pieces to the cans. You could create angled top for the can, just like a lantern.
With a little bit of imagination and paint, you can turn any tin can into something worth putting on a table or mantle. So experiment and have fun. Don’t worry about messing up; I’m sure you have plenty of cans lying around.
Candle Decorating Tips
You’ll find great tips on decorating your house in this section
Tip 1.
Varying heights of multiple candles is a great way to fill space. By adding different size pillars or even putting some on candle stands can create a dynamic feel to a space. Just like a mountain is sometimes better to look at than a round hill. There is more to see.

Tip 2.
Mirrors is a simple and effective way to enhance your candles. Using mirrors as a base or behind a candle will throw off more light. Crystal shaped glass or containers are also a great idea for showing off more light in a more interesting way.

Tip 3.
Combine scents. Some scents will go great together. My favorite is to mix Apple with Sugar Cookie. It smells like apple crisp. Experiment, and you may find a wonderful scent.

Tip 4.
Decorative glass candle holders. During the holiday season we like to dress our table up a little. Try putting some berries or nuts in a couple of wine glasses and then putting a Tea Light in the center of the nuts or berries. These will create a nice center piece or table decoration.

Tip 5.
Color is a great way to mix it up. Having several color pillar candles of different heights will add eye candy. For the Fall seasons try using browns reds and yellows. Just think of fall leaves.

Tip 6.
Use candles as Art. Candles are being used more frequently as a art design. For example you could place a colored square of paper or glass on the fireplace mantel. Then you would put some pillars of different sizes in front of the square. Depending on the colors you choose. The candles will look as though they are framed and highlighted. Colors can really bring out the fireplace and candles.
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