Friday, August 20, 2010

spicy candle lanterns

Spicy Candle Lanterns

I spotted these funky candle lanterns here and thought I would share with you! Perfect for  a Fiesta or just think of the different cans you could use! Labor Day week-end entertaining is right around the corner!  Think you will give it a try?  


  • One empty, clean and dried 8-ounce can of Mexican chilies
  • Can opener
  • Sandpaper
  • Hand drill
  • 4 jump rings, 3/8"
  • 3 pieces of chain or coiled color wire, 8" each
  • Dangling charm
  • Glass votive holder
  • Votive or tea-light candle
  • instructions 

step 1 Sand the edges of the empty and clean can at the ridge to remove any sharp points.
step 2 Drill three holes at the top of the can (just below the ridge) in a triangular fashion, in order to attach the chains. Drill two holes close together at the bottom of the can. Attach a jump ring to each hole at the top and one through the two holes at the bottom.
step 3 Hook one chain strip to each jump ring. Gather them at the top and connect with two jump rings. Add a dangling chain to the bottom jump ring.
step 4 Insert the glass votive holder and candle into the can.
step 5 Hang and light.

Happy Friday!! 

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