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How to Make Candle Holders with Cans?

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Recycled crafts have been in fashion for several years, with more and more people deciding to use some materials that they use on a daily basis since it helps to have a creative and very interesting space at a low cost.

Among the most interesting crafts you can create; and that contributes to promoting recycling, we must talk about cans, which offer us many possibilities as far as crafts are concerned. In this article we are going to explain how to make candle holders with cans, a process that can be much simpler than you can imagine. If you are interested in creating your own candle holders in this way, read on.

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Instructions for making candle holders with cans

There are different options to know how to make candle holders with cans, and we are going to explain them to you below, so that you can get exactly the result you are looking for. In this way you will get a more than interesting decorative piece.

Hanging tin candle holders

There are many ways to create candle holders with cans, so instead of going for the usual large canning containers, we can choose large tuna cans to make these.

One recommendation in this regard is that, regardless of the craft that you want to carry out of all those that we are going to mention, it is that you clean the cans very well before anything else; and that you also remove the label and the glue that these may have.

Once you have your cans ready, you can proceed to line them with the adhesive paper of your interest, always ensuring that it is completely smooth and perfectly attached to the can.

Then you will only have to hang the cans in the space of your desired home to place these candle holders and fill them with an individual candle. In this way, it is a very simple process to carry out.

Pizza and cans

If you want to make a simpler candle holder with cans, you can do the following craft that will also be very simple for you. You will only have to gather cans of tuna; and once they are perfectly clean, you will place wooden clothespins that will wrap the can.

Once all of them are placed, you will only have to place the candle inside, making sure that it is in a small glass candle holder to prevent the tweezers from burning.

Wrap the cans

Another great option to get some candle holders with original cans is to paint the cans and then cover them with fabric, a job that will also be very simple and that will allow you to give a special touch to your creation. In addition, you can take advantage of the pieces of fabric that you have in your home.

To finish, you will only have to place the candle of the corresponding size inside and thus have an original candle holder.

Classic tin candle holder

If you want to know how to make candle holders with cans, and you want to spend your time creating more original crafts, you can make a candle holder with a more classic appearance, being perfect to decorate any type of space. In this sense, you must follow the following steps:

  1. First of all, you must clean the cans well, proceeding to remove the labels and all the glue that they may contain.
  2. Then you will have to dry the can well. Next you will have to wrap it with a sheet of paper and design the figure pattern that you want to carve on the can to give it an ideal touch. However, if you don’t want to complicate yourself making a design, you can always make holes in the can randomly.
  3. To do this you will need a hammer and a nail the thickness of the holes you want to make, making the figure on the can following the pattern if you have decided to make a particular design. Then you will have to hit with a certain force so that the holes are made without problems; but without going overboard so as not to damage the can.
  4. When you finish with your desired design, you will only have to wrap the inside of the can with a paper and proceed to spray paint it on the outside with the desired color.
  5. Once you have completed the previous steps, you will have made your candle holder with cans, having to place the candle inside it in a small metal or glass candle holder, thus achieving a more than interesting effect.


If you like retro designs, you can simply look for cans that you like in your home and after cleaning them properly, proceed to fill them with custom candles. In this sense, the real work will be to make the candle. HERE we explain how to do it.

Wrap the can

Another of the good options to be able to make candle holders with cans without complicating yourself too much is to wrap the can with rope or with dry branches, two perfect alternatives for homes that want to enjoy a rustic or minimalist appearance. Once the can in question is wrapped, it will be enough to place the candle inside and you will have your own craft.

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