Outdoor Tuna Can Lantern

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Outdoor lanterns create such a beautiful and romantic glow. Here’s the good news: You can achieve the romantic effect without spending a lot of money to buy brand new ones. All you have to do is to sharpen your creative skills and follow this tutorial by In My Own Style that will teach you how to make outdoor lanterns with empty tuna cans! The link follows after our comments and suggestions.

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1. Before starting off with this project, you have to make sure that the tuna cans that you’re using are the ones with easy-open packaging. For regular cans, make sure that the protective outer rim of the can is still intact when you’re using a can opener – so that there are not sharp edges. It is advisable to wear work gloves when attempting anything involving metal edges. And of course, make sure the cans are thoroughly clean before starting your project!



2. If you don’t want to make lanterns, you can use the empty cans to keep glass bottles in place (make sure that these bottles have a wider opening). You can put some fresh cut flowers (or you can use faux ones) for a more romantic feel.

3. Make pretty patterns on your tuna cans by making your own stencils. All you have to do is to arrange the stencil on the can and then use a spray paint to apply some color on the stencil. Once it is removed, you will have a really nicely decorated can for your outdoor lanterns!

4. Glass hurricanes are perfect for windy days. These will protect your candles from being blown out. If you want to create a colorful glow to your lanterns, use some glass paints to paint your hurricanes in any color that you like.

5. Don’t be limited to tuna cans only. You could of course use practically any circular shaped can.

6. How To Remove Hardened Wax – You may find it difficult to remove hardened wax in your tuna cans. So you may need to dip the can in hot water so that the wax will start to melt. If the can gets too hot, use a mitten or a folded piece of cloth. Once the wax has melted, you can now pour it out or use it to make another candle.

Ok, click on the link below so you can learn how to make your own tuna can outdoor lanterns!
http://inmyownstyle.com/2011/06/trash-and-thrift-store-treasure-outdoor-candle-lantern.html

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