decoration, DIY

The loved heart shines.

February 11, 2014

Now that I made for Valentine something to eat (or more), a plate to eat it from and also some wall decor, all that is left to make the Valentine’s Day dinner perfect is some decoration for the table. Something that sets the mood – and what’s better to set the mood than light and music. As I’m not a great musicians (and I’m lucky nobody can hear me sing under the shower), let’s make a light. (I have this thing with lamps).

It’s not a lamp though that I created. It’s a lantern. A DIY tin lantern to be exact and what I love most about it is that it doesn’t look too cheesy with the rustic look of that old can.

DIY tin lantern Valentine's Day craft ideas

For this light I upcycled an old tin so while you prepare for Valentine’s Day you’re doing good as well (I’m exaggerating but you know me, I love to do that).

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All you need is:
– paper
– scissors
– an empty tin
– double sided tape
– a drill

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1. Make 2 heart templates out of the paper.

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2. Stick it on the tin where you want the hearts to go.

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3. Drill holes around the paper hearts.

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You’re done! You can put a tea candle inside and it will look beautifully enlighten.

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Isn’t this DIY tin lantern pretty? I makes the cutest heart shape shadows on the wall. You knew that an old can could be so romantic?!

So now I’m all set and ready for Valentine’s Day and I promise to not post anything with hearts anymore for quite some time. You can relax now.

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Now. Carry on!

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11 Comments

  • Reply Imogene February 11, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Very cute (as usual) !

    • Reply Sarah February 11, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      Thank you so much! This means a lot.

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  • Reply Marie November 15, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Fill the cans with water and put in the freezer. The ice keeps the can from denting when drilling. When it starts to melt, put back in freezer and take another can out. Can also use a hammer and nail. Try snowflake patterns, or cross stitch patterns, anything you like.

    • Reply sarah November 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

      Oh, the possibilities! Thank you for letting me know. I see new projects coming up using more cans… 😉

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  • Reply laurie February 6, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Love this!

    • Reply sarah February 6, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      thank you, laurie! glad you like it!

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