Yarn Bombing Candles

Yarn Bombing and Other Trends for Dressing Up Outdoor CANdles

burlap and yarn wrapped cans

As effective and economical this project for homemade Citronella CANdles is, the end result could definitely use some prettying up.

Citronella Candle

The first stage was to use a household staple, jute twine, around each can. This looks pretty cool and has the added bonus of giving you a place to put your hand when the can is burning hot and needs to be moved.

citronella candlesStill, it needed a bit more burn protection, and colour. Enter Yarn Bombing, the trend for random acts of yarn. While a guerrilla knitter didn’t sneak in and wrap these in the night, they certainly do brighten up the place.

Yarn Bombing CandlesOf course burlap needed to make an appearance as well, being yet another gardener standby and oh-so popular right now. Good old burlap looks great on this can with a wee bit of rust on it.

burlap citronella candle I see so many crafts with cans every day that I’m now wondering if they are the new mason jar? It can’t be so; Mason Jars = Awesome.  And yet….

I’ve seen some great results with fabric and Modge Podge from Positively Splendid that are pretty cool.

DIY Drink Holders

And this tutorial from Grow Creative for making tin can lanterns is a great idea to light up the night.

Tin Can Lanterns

Any more ideas out there?  How else can cans become just so much more?  Share photos if you have them and I’ll add them to the Cans are the New Jar Pinterest Board.

About the Author : StephanieAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie

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