Monday, October 6, 2008

Super Easy Halloween Craft

This is the kind of project I like, cheap and easy, but still cute. From Better Home & Gardens.com

Tin Can Luminarias
Light up the night Halloween-style with orange and black luminarias. Even young trick-or-treaters can make these cheerful lights with some adult help.

Materials
Tracing paper
Permanent marker
Clean empty tin cans
Hammer and large nail
Spray paint: orange and black
Wire
Tea-light candles

Instructions
Using tracing paper, trace the pumpkin face or bat patterns (download below), or make your own design. Transfer the pattern of your choice to a clean tin can; go over the transferred pattern with a permanent marker. Fill the tin can with water; place it in the freezer. When the water in the can is frozen, remove the can from the freezer.
Use a hammer and nail to puncture the design in the can. Punch two holes in the rim of the can on opposite sides, centering the design between the two holes. Let the ice melt; allow the can to dry completely.
Cut a 16-inch length of wire. Insert one end of the wire into a hole in the rim; twist the end of the wire around the wire length. Insert the other wire end through the other hole in the rim, securing the wire in the same manner.
Spray paint the pumpkin can orange and the bat can black. Let the paint dry. Place a tea-light candle inside the can and hang securely from a branch or garden hook.
Patterns

3 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Melinda, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and to leave a comment.

I'm glad it led me to your pretty blog and to those delicious-sounding recipes -- especially the lemon pie. I'll have to try that one.

I'll be back to visit you soon and hope you'll come back to Southern Lagniappe, too.

Sincerely,

Janie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Melinda,
I found you at Southern Lagniappe and thought I would check your blog out. I really like the easy craft you pictured! Thanks for the easy tutorial.

The lemon pie looks great too!

Welcome to blogging, and stop in to visit me!

Melinda said...

Thank you ladies for comments. I am so new to this, but am learning quickly.

Hopefully, I'll be as good as your blogs someday. I really enjoy them too!

Melinda