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pretty lanterns for fall.
I have always loved these lanterns made from soup cans and after seeing them in a book at work I decided to try them out. They were really easy and turned out so great.

Posted by Abbra P. from US • Published See Abbra P.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to make a lantern. Lanterns - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get all the empty cans you can find then fill them up with water and freeze them.

  • How to make a lantern. Lanterns - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then all you need to do is lay the can on a washcloth or towel(it helps keep it in place) and start to punch holes into the can with the nail. You can do any designs you want; random dots, swirls or even words. I can't wait for Halloween so I made one that said Boo! When your done just melt the ice, put a some sand in the bottom( if you want to make sure it doesn't tip over) and put your candle in then your done.

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peekaboo
peekaboo · 2 projects

awesome idea! :) i'll definitely make one.

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Rosalie K.
Rosalie K. · emporia, ks, Midwest, United States · 13 projects

Any suggestions on how to keep the ice from making the bottome of the can bubble out?

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Rosalie K.
Rosalie K. · emporia, ks, Midwest, United States · 13 projects

My parents 25th anniversary is comming up and I'm going to make some of these :) very pretty to set around. Good job!

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Kirky
Kirky · Sparta, Wisconsin, United States · 16 projects

I'm so glad I found this today lol. I have been wanting to make tin can lanterns and knew i was missing something. It was the ice!

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Abbra  P.
Abbra P. · Jacksonville, Florida, US · 4 projects

It helps keep the can from denting.

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SilhouetteDreams
SilhouetteDreams · Las Vegas, Nevada, United States · 1 project

Whats up with the ice?

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angellina
angellina · sydney, nsw, Australia · 8 projects

just looked in my freazer and was wondering what the frozen can was for ! now i remember :) oops will have to do something about it tomorrow
cool project (shame about my memory)

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M.a.r.i.s.o.l.
M.a.r.i.s.o.l. · Los Angeles, CA, United States · 15 projects

<3 it

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Mickie
Mickie · Grand Juction, colorado, United States · 40 projects

I done this last year for the summer they are so cute. hp center have nice pattens

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Indefinitive
Indefinitive · Edmonton, AB, Canada

Oooh, this is fantastic! I'm gonna make some to put on my balcony, since neither me or my roommates is talented enough to carve a pumpkin.

We should even do this for Christmas, too.

Oh, so exciting. xD

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