As effective and economical this project for homemade Citronella CANdles is, the end result could definitely use some prettying up.
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.
Still, 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.
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.
And this tutorial from Grow Creative for making tin can lanterns is a great idea to light up the night.
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.