Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wit-Craft Wednesday

The following is my post on Wit-Craft, Craft: Can Candles

Today we made some candle holders out of our canned goods. It's so simple to do and is a great recycling craft!

What you'll need:
Used cans

First - peel the label off the can and set it aside.
Second - fill the can with water and put it in the freezer.
Freezing the water inside the can stops the can from indenting when the nail holes are punched through. I found that leaving the can in the freezer too long made the bottom of the can pop out. So you may want to check the can after a few hours to see if it is frozen to the point you need it to be.
Third - while the water is freezing, take the original can label and reverse it so that you can draw a pattern on the back.
Fourth - once the can is frozen, tape the pattern on to the can.
At this point, you may want to place the can on a towel so that it doesn't go rolling all over the place.
Fifth - using a hammer and nail, tap the nail in, following the pattern you made on the paper.
Sixth - once you are done with the nail holes, remove the pattern/paper and place a tea light inside the can. c.

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