TIN CAN LUMINARIES

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TIN CAN LUMINARIES

One lb. coffee cans
Black spray paint
Black marker
Hammer and large nail
Sand and candles
Fill the can with water and place in the freezer until frozen solid, using a black marker, draw the outline of the shape you want to punch out of the can.
Begin punching holes all around the outline of the design. It does not take a lot of strength to punch these holes and the ice serves to keep the can from denting inwards as you punch. Try to keep the holes evenly spaced.
If the ice starts to melt too much while you are working, put the can back into the freezer until it is frozen again.
After all your holes are punched, empty the ice and water and let the can dry out.
Spray the outside of the can with black spray paint. You can place the can in a cardboard box to do this. That will eliminate much of the fly away paint.
When the paint is dry put about 1 inch of sand in the bottom of the can and place a candle inside the sand.
Never leave the candles burning unattended.

   

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