Kitsch Beer Can Lantern
Beer, a barbecue and these great lanterns all add up to a summer party. As
you can see from the photograph, by simply picking out elements of the design
on a beercan and then lighting it from behind using a candle, you can create
an original recycled beer can lantern that glows beautifully in the darkness
of a hot summer night.
Make a lantern
Find a beer can you like the design (and taste) of and empty the contents
in the traditional manner. Then (once the beer has worn off) using a sharp
hole punch (or any needle or pin you can safely grip), gently prick out the
image of the logo and graphics with evenly spaced dots. The can will get slight
dents, but these add to the look of the thing and can easily be dealt with
Pricking out a design can take about 1 hour if you are using a fine needle
or about 40 minutes using a nail. Take the time to do it well and you will
find that the end result is worth the effort.
Once your beer can design is done place a couple of larger holes on opposite
sides near the top rim for a wire handle to be inserted. You might also consider
baking a little dooron one side so you can easily get the candle in and out.
carefully cut out the top of the can with a sharp pair of snips and insert
a wire handle. drop a tea light candle into the can and hang it in a safe
If DIY is all just too much effort, I can sell you a pack of three ready
made lanterns for just £17.99 plus postage and packing. Place an order
by email stating which beer
can designs you would like to receive (or just let me choose 3 good ones for
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