Repurposed Patriotic Luminaries
Before you host a backyard barbeque, make a few Repurposed Patriotic Luminaries from Tiffany Windsor out of empty tin cans. This is sure to become one of your favorite 4th of July crafts. Decorations can be expensive but this one is perfect for frugal crafters.
- Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
- Aleene’s Magnetic Tacky Tape
- Tulip Fashion Glitter
- Crop-A-Dile hole puncher
- Smooth edge can opener – this is the type that leaves no sharp edge on can or lid
- Tin cans
- Cool2Cast shapes
- Magnets (strong hold)
- 16 gauge armature wire
- Wire cutters
- Remove top lid from can with can opener.
- Apply smooth even coat of Aleene’s Turbo Tacky to outside of can with finger tip.
- Sprinkle glitter over can. Set aside to dry completely overnight.
- Punch holes along top edge of can spacing approximately 1″ apart. Repeat to punch second line of holes approximately 1″ from edge.
- To decorate your luminaries, glue glitter onto Cool2Cast shapes. Let glue dry. Glue magnets to back. Let dry. Place on outside of cans in desired patterns.
- To create stripes, remove backing paper from Aleene’s Magnetic Tacky Strips. Sprinkle with glitter. Place on outside of can.Cut wire to desired length for hanger and attach to can.
- These luminaries can be used for other occasions. Just remove the stars and stripes and replace with Cool2Cast flowers or other magnetic embellishments.
For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make Patriotic Glittery Luminaries.