Tea lights are a simple, attractive addition to pathways, stairs, or when hung around the garden to create a romantic atmosphere. Quick and easy to make, the holders can also be resprayed in another colour for an updated look.
YOU WILL NEED:
Recycled aluminium can/s
Long nail if using a hammer
Rust-Oleum spray paint in your choice of colour
Wire for the handle
Tea light candles
Hammer or drill / driver
Wooden shaft (for positioning the can securely)
Vice grip makes the job easier
This project takes about 15 minutes per can and costs around R80 if you use Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint
1. Clean the can/s well and remove and sharp edges. To make a consistent design, we printed a page full of dots and then cut a strip to wrap around each can, securing lightly with tape. You can make any design you prefer on the can.
2. Slip the can over the wooden shaft and secure the can using the vice grip. To make the holes for the light to shine through, tap with a nail and hammer, or drill your desired pattern. Remember to make two holes on either side for the handle.
3. Spray paint and allow to dry completely before using the wire to make a handle.
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