Tin can lanterns in ten minutes

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These are the quickest little lanterns ever, they literally take just ten minutes and I love them. They’re rough, urban, totally junky and super cute dotted around the garden on a warm summer night. You can even make these whilst camping.

What you need to make tin can lanterns

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  • tin cans – label removed, washed and dried.
  • a punch hole piercing tool (or just use a penknife screw-driver)
  • a couple handfuls of gravel
  • tea light candles
  • cup of coffee….

How to make tin can lanterns

  • decide on your pattern – hearts, leaves and flowers all work well.
  • grab your hole piercing tool and punch the holes through the tin can carefully.
  • add a small handful of gravel to the base of the can, just to give it a little weight to stop it blowing over in the wind. Lifting the candle a little higher in the tin can also makes it easier to light with a match.

That’s it! Easy, simple, twinkly and pretty.

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