Halloween Craft: Tin Can Luminaries

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I absolutely LOVE this idea from Jane Lake at All Free Crafts.  Growing up we always had the traditional paper bag luminaries at Christmastime but they didn’t hold up very well.  The slightest gust of wind would occasionally knock over the bag or people would step on them.  Using a tin can instead is such a great idea!  I always have those laying around on my counters waiting to be put in the recycling bin.  I just know my kids are going to have a blast creating designs for their own luminaries.

Here is what you will need to make these Halloween Tin Can Luminaries:

  • clean tin cans
  • votive candles or tea light candles
  • pencil, crayon or permanent marker
  • paper and scissors (optional, depending on method used)
  • coat hanger or sturdy wire for hanging (also optional)
  • towel and firm work surface
  • hammer
  • large nail
  • freezer
  • water
  • spray paint

Here is the tutorial on how to make them. -> Halloween Tin Can Luminaries Tutorial

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