Tin cans – 19 romantic crafting ideas

It's so nice when the days are long in the summer and the nights are warm and full of life and dynamism! Everywhere young people sit on the benches and chat, behind every fence or balcony railing you can hear the laughter of carefree people or the whisper of newly in love couples. This description cries for romantic and warm light to become perfect.

The magical light of the lanterns 

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Bring your favorite motif on the homemade lantern

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Leave two holes left to hang 

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You would certainly make a note of "buying lighthouses", but we'll suggest some crafting ideas on how to easily and even for free charge romantic lanterns out of very simple tin cans. Crafting is fun and all people feel pride after creating something of their own. Let's add that the sustainable way of life and upcycling belong to a very sensible and future-oriented trend that convinces and inspires more and more people.

A row of lanterns is welcome at every garden party 

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To make beautiful and above all very romantic lanterns from tin cans, you need any number of tin cans, a hammer, a large nail, acrylic paint for brushing or as a spray can, wire and suitable adhesive. As for the DIY ideas, we have taken some work from you and added inspiring suggestions. Make your own lantern and use the motifs that appeal to you the most. Start with something simple, like a circle or a sun.

Decorate the garden path with lanterns 

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First wash the cans and dry them well. Then you draw with an Edding pen the motive, what you have decided. With the hammer and the nail, carefully punch along the drawn contours.

The holes drawn motifs cast mystical shadows when you light a tealight

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At the top edge, you can leave room for two opposite holes, which you will later need to hang using the wire.

Now light the tealights and place them in the lanterns!

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Summer idyll with lanterns made of tin cans

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Practical, fast and handmade. What more do you want? For every occasion and good opportunity, in the garden, in the apartment, on the roof terrace and also for Christmas - create the most beautiful ambiance for you and your loved ones!

There is not much time until Halloween

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Freeze or fill can before you start punching

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Step by step 

And a few ideas for handicrafts with tin cans

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