I’ve been asked a few times about the pretty tin can lantern I made last month that was published in All You Magazine. You can see it HERE. The Senior Style editor of the magazine contacted me and asked if I would be up for a crafting challenge. That’s my kind of thing! It had to be a craft made out of a tin can and cost under $5. They then had my lil crafty craft shipped off to New York for the magazine photo shoot. SO fun! I figured that it would be a neat idea to explain how I made it and what in spired me.
Ok, here’s the biggest secret of all for this tin can craft. It’s made with plastic spoons!
My friendly competition for the challenge was Heather Mann of Dollar Store Crafts. You can see us both in this awesome magazine that can be found in stores nationwide (even in Target now I hear…love me some Target!)
And I’m going to stop right there and show you the inside of the magazine because it was #ReallyFunToPointOutToEveryone
I’m sitting pretty next to royalty:)
Those little things in life are the best!
Back to the craft:
My inspiration for this tin can lantern came from that DIY project!
All you need are a few simple materials:
Fabric Rose Petals
The directions for the tin can lantern are the same as the directions for the rose tea lights. Except, instead of gluing the spoons to the tea light, you’ll be gluing the spoons to the outside of the tin can! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Simply follow these directions below which are from the DIY Flameless Rose Tea Lights
(and psssst: start at the top of the can and work you way down)
And there you have it! A beautiful floral tin can lantern! I made mine ombre by using lighter petals at the top. The rose tea lights were such a popular craft on Pinterest (pinned thousands of times…more to come on that later, so stay tuned!) and I had SO much fun brining it back to life with this project. Oh- and being published in a magazine was cool too. I may or may not have framed the magazine and hung it in my craft room:)
Tin Can Lantern: Published in All You Magazine