DIY Metal Can Lanterns
Set your yard aglow with DIY metal can lanterns!
This a great project to upcycle metal cans! For this project we used tomato cans, a hammer and a nail. If you want to hang the can lanterns you will also need a coat hanger or piece of wire. Just make a hole at the top on each side for hanging, and fasten on the wire.
Instructions for Metal Can Lantern Tutorial
First, fill the cans with water and freeze. This will keep the cans from collapsing when hammering.
If you are worried about fingers getting smashed, a pair of vice grips or pliers can hold the nail. (obviously, adult supervision and common sense judgment should be used here.)
She was so proud of her hammering skills!
Sitting on a table or hanging from a tree these lanterns will give your backyard a beautiful glow. (The safest choice is always battery-operated lights.)Published June 13, 2013. Last updated July 8, 2017.