Wednesday, October 24, 2012


I love luminarias! 

Especially when I can 

make a lot for little or no expense! 

Usually we throw cans away. 

How about if we collect a lot and make them

into something that 

will light up our life?

Clean the can and make sure there are no sharp edges.

Then draw a design on it with a marker.

It does not have to be a 

complicated design! 

Fill up the can with ice and freeze it.

Then with a hammer and ice pick, 

punch holes along the lines of your design.

Do it fast, because if the ice melts, 

the can will get distorted when you
bang on it!

I used alcohol inks to color the luminaria.
But you don't really have to color it.

Put candles inside and light it up!
Use the luminarias to light up a sidewalk
that leads to a party!
You can also put leaves around it to
decorate a table or window ledge.
Where else can we use our luminarias?

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  1. Wow...that's a lot of bang for your buck! Gorgeous candles, and I love the way you colored them. They would be so pretty in a fireplace all lit up! THank so much for joining us for the party!
    blessings, Doni

  2. Wonderful upcycle! I have a growing collection of these cans, of all sizes, in my craft room.

  3. Love this idea! This would be great on the mantle with greenery for Christmas!

    I'm a new follower and would love to invite you to visit!

  4. How fun! Thanks for sharing this idea with the Thrive @ Home community.

  5. Newest follower here! I found you through the Weekend link up! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!

  6. Smart idea to freeze the cans first so they don't bend! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  7. This is why I love Papemelroti! =)

  8. i really love your handicrafts

  9. Cute idea! Only found out now that Papelmelroti had a blog. I used to visit your store in SM southmall all the time.


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