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DIY Halloween tin can candle holder

DIY Halloween Tin Can Candle Holder by Squirrelly Minds on Used EverywhereWant to reduce recycle bin clutter and turn it into a fun and kid friendly Halloween craft? Dig up those empty tin cans and grab your paint brushes because we’re turning them into Halloween candle holders.
Super easy, cute and quick, these candle holders are a great accompaniment to your jack-o-lanterns out on the porch or as Halloween decor on your mantel.
DIY Halloween Tin Can Candle Holder by Squirrelly Minds on Used Everywhere

Materials

  • Empty tin cans, clean and dry
  • Acrylic paint and brush (spray paint optional)
  • Sharpie marker
  • Tea light candles

DIY Halloween Tin Can Candle Holder by Squirrelly Minds on Used Everywhere1 Paint your tin can. You can either use acrylic paint or spray paint. When finished painting, leave the can upright on newspaper to dry. If you’re in a time crunch, you can use a hair dryer on a low setting to speed up the drying process.
2 Use a Sharpie marker to draw and fill in your design. Make sure not to press too hard or you may strip off the paint. If this happens you can do touch ups with a paint brush, or you can skip the Sharpie all together and just use paint. If you want to do something more intricate, lightly draw out your design with a pencil, then go over with Sharpie/paint.
3 Place a candle inside, light and enjoy!
DIY Halloween Tin Can Candle Holder by Squirrelly Minds on Used EverywhereNote: the tin can gets hot when the candle has been lit for a while, so be aware and make sure it’s out of children’s reach.

DIY Halloween Tin Can Candle Holder by Squirrelly Minds on Used EverywhereThis October 31, eat bat loads of candy, drink witchy potions, and be monstrously scary. Most importantly, have a safe and happy Halloween!

 

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Tan Rutley, a teacher/blogger/maker/hugger, is the creator of Squirrelly Minds where she shares DIY creations, recipes, and more to make your life pretty and fun. Her mind never stops thinking, planning, and making (squirrelly mind, get it?) and her projects nearly always leave her covered in glitter or flour. Sometimes both. Tan is an island girl living in Canada's west coast with her husband and overly fluffy kitty Lucy.

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