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Recycled Pirouline Can Lanterns DIY

I'm excited to announce that I'm collaborating with Pirouline in 2014 to bring you one awesome recycled project every month using their cookie tins!
I did a couple of fun projects using Pirouline tins last year that I shared here on Punk Projects, Restyled Owl Tins and Yule Log Tins.

For my first project of 2014 using Pirouline tins, I did something I've been wanting to do for a little while- make tin lanterns! I saw something sort of like this on pinterest and really wanted to do it, so this is my version!

Supplies: Empty Pirouline Cans (or other empty can.) Spray Paint, Paint Markers, Strong Hole Punch or Drill.

1. Paint and decorate your cans! I didn't want to brush paint the cans, so I grabbed a can of spray paint and painted them blue. To continue embellishing them, I used paint markers to doodle scallops and polka dots.

2. Using a permanent marker, mark small dots where you want to punch your holes. For my design, I went with simple stars/starbursts.

3. Punch the holes. I used a crop-a-dile big bite to punch my holes- It is a strong hole punch, and worked just fine punch through the tin.
If you don't have a crop-a-dile punch, I recommend using a drill.

Now just light a few candles and place them inside so that the light shines out of your design! These make such fun little candle holders and would make a cute centerpiece, I think.

If you also love recycling, I hope you'll stay tuned for more of my projects with Pirouline tins!

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  1. Love them! Another good method of hole punching is to fill your tins with water and freeze it, then use a hammer and nail to punch holes in them. A little more time consuming, but handy for people (like myself) who don't have the other tools. Make sure you paint them after though, otherwise hammering the holes can cause the paint to chip (learned that one the hard way!). I look forward to your next projects!

    1. That's good to know, thanks for the info! :)


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