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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Step-by-Step guide to Gorgeous Lanterns

Here's my step-by-step guide to making these gorgeous, rustic lanterns. Fab in the home or hanging in the garden!


1. Start with two tin cans:


2. Peel off the labels and wash well:


3. Practice sketching your dot design and then using a permanent marker draw it onto your can. You can do this freehand, or you can stick a piece of paper of the can:


4. Fill the tin cans with water and freeze. This will stop the cans from denting when you come to punch the holes.

5. Using a nail and hammer, make a hole on each dot. It only takes 3/4 light taps with the hammer to create each hole:


6. Pour hot water over the cans to melt the ice and dry well. Using a metal friendly paint, paint your tins in your chosen colour:

7. Pot a tea light in and your good to go!





I'm not the best photographer, the lanterns look really lovely glittering away in the living room. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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