Happy Tuesday! I’m excited to welcome Love by Lynzie and Richelle Hunter who’ve teamed up to grace us with some fabulous DIY projects. Here’s the first..you’ll love it!

The budget friendly luminaries can be used as votives, table numbers or signs and add a little sparkle to your table scapes and walkways. You’ll need tin cans of varying sizes, spray paint in your choice of colour, a large, sturdy nail, a hammer, tealight candles and a lighter. For colours, we used Krylon’s quick dry spray paint in Pistachio and Ivory.

DIY tin can luminaries supplies

After cleaning your cans of any excess labelling or glue, spray evenly with the spray paint. Let stand for about 15 minutes or until dry.

spray paint tin can DIY luminaries

Draw out a pattern on your can using a pencil. Holding the nail firmly in place above the pattern, begin to punch holes into the can using the hammer and nail.

DIY luminaries tin can candles steps

DIY tin can luminaries

Light a tealight candle and gently place in the centre of your luminary.

tea lights in painted tin cans DIY project

Line walkways, aisles and tables as you see fit!

DIY tin can candle holders

All photography by Richelle Hunter. Concept and styling by Love by Lynzie.

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Currently Obsessing Over… | Lynzie Kent on September 18, 2012

I did this 15 years ago this month for a 25th wedding anniversary party - made 35 of them for the tables! Everyone loved them. Good to know these are still being done!

Marina Coxe on September 18, 2012

Mit einfachen Mitteln herzustellen. Tolle Wirkung!

Bert on September 19, 2012

Hey! Great post :)

Tip: To prevent the can from denting, first fill with water and sand, and then freeze it (the sand keeps the bottom from ballooning out when it’s frozen) just let it thaw, dry it off, paint, and voila!

Erin on September 22, 2012

    Thanks for the tip, Erin!

    Melissa on September 23, 2012

so pretty!! love the green shades you painted the cans

Ashley on October 14, 2012

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