I remember seeing this idea somewhere last year and liking it - so finally have got around to trying it myself.
Candle holders from old food cans!
I washed out the old cans, removed the labels, then filled them with water and froze them
(this helped stop the can from bending when I punched the holes in):
Then wedging the cans between a couple of bricks - I just used a hammer and a long screw to tap holes in the cans:
I tried to think 'Halloween' when making the holes!
Here's my ghostie...
And my pumpkin (which looks kind of apple like!)
Then I stood them in the sun to melt the ice.
They did admittedly look pretty ugly on the table when it was still light, but when it got dark - I popped a tealight candle in each one and lit them up!
I've already recycled some old wine bottles as candle holders - and I'm loving the dripped wax down the sides.
As for the cans - I thought they looked ok for my first attempt - but I'd like to try them again and improve them. Perhaps I could draw on a design first and then punch the holes? And maybe paint the cans so they look prettier during the day?
What do you think?
Have you recycled anything else as a candle holder?
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