Saturday, October 16, 2010

Our Tin Can Pumpkins


I found these in a newspaper magazine insert and loved them!!

You need:  cans of varying sizes, Orange spray paint, Newspaper for work area protection, hammer, nail, wire for handle, candles and a sense of fun.

  • We used one of really big cans that used to hold food storage amounts of rice, a large baked beans can, and two 16-oz cans. 
  • We washed them out, dried them,
  • then flattened any sharp edges.
  • Patrick spray painted them Pumpkin Orange, then..
  • poked holes in them using a hammer and a nail. He stuffed the cans with logs and sticks to hold their shape while he made the holes. 
  • Two holes are make in the sides, near the rims, to…
  • fasten a wire handle, twisted for fun design.  I used a lighter gauge wire, but you can use a heavier gauge.

Aren’t these great?!  I put a votive candle inside a glass votive cup for the two larger cans and used tea lights for the smaller sized.

1 comment:

  1. These are cute. It reminds me of something I saw in a kids astronomy book. They used the same idea, but punched a constellation into the can.