This simple Painted Vintage Tin Can candle votive is a fun gift that you can make for a simple homemade hostess gift or even for yourself. While I recommend this craft for adults, with a little help kids of all ages could make this simple tin Painted Vintage Tin Can candle votive.
To Make This Painted Vintage Tin Can Candle Votive You Will Need:
Painted Vintage Tin Cans
Gel Wood Stain
Old Rag or T-shirt
The first step is to measure how tall your pillar candle is.
You want to make your pieces of Painted Vintage Tin Can to be about one inch taller than your candle. To determine how wide it needs to be simple place your pillar candle at the edge of a piece of paper. Roll the candle along until it has made one complete roll on the paper. Now, add one inch and cut that line.
Now, you need to start working on the tin can part.
The first step is to clean out your painted or vintage tin cans. Simply wash them out with hot water and soap.
Now, use your tin snips to cut open your tin cans. I like to cut up along the back seam after I have used a can opener to remove the bottom of the can.
Use a hammer or rubber maillot to flatten out your vintage pr painted tin can.
Now, start laying out your tin can on the piece of paper. This is the time to create your design and pattern for the vintage tin can candle votive.
Now, once you have your pattern established start using your rivet tool to punch out holes in the overlapping vintage tin can pieces.
Next, use the rivets to attach the pieces together.
Once you have your tin all attached together, lay it out in one sheet on your table. You can roll the sheet of vintage tin cans you made into a cylinder. Punch holes with the riveter to attach the cylinder together.
You are finished! You can place your pillar candle inside.
Now, I like to set my painted vintage tin can candle votive on a small vintage plate and set a pillar candle inside!
Make about five of these simple vintage tin inspired candle votives in different designs and you can display them in a row on your fireplace mantel for a great vintage look. They also look great on a coffee table. For an intimate dinner you could make one for each place setting. Be sure to use unscented candles if you will be using these painted vintage tin can candle votives at a dinner party.
You can also paint this simple homemade painted vintage tin can candle votive gift. Almost any kind of clear acrylic spray paint will work. This simple coat of clear paint will help protect your painted vintage tin cans. It will also give a nice shine to more matte tin cans.