Unique Tin Can Candle Holders
Ah yes good old Tin Can. The tin can has been around for years, providing many different projects to be made from tin cans. They are one of 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 garden.
Letís start with basics. Most people will decide to punch holes into can, which is easiest. However you can use any type of cutting tools. A drill is handy, but even better is a Dremel tool. But for those who will be using a hammer or even a drill, letís start there. Before you start anything, fill can with water and freeze it. This will allow you to punch holes easier, with out bending can.
It always helps to have some kind of plan or design in your head or on paper. In fact drawing design out on paper allows you to modify it and then tape it around tin can as a template. Think about weather or not you may want to paint 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 moon. With Dremal tool cut out scene on tin can. After painting it black and punching two holes at top, you can hang it in a garden. Simpler designs would include punch out designs such as creating a bunch of tiny wholes to create a night sky effect. Patterns also look great.