Easy Summer DIY: Upcycled Tin Can Lanterns

Turn your trash into glittery treasure.

The season of late-night porch sitting and outdoor parties is finally here, and it's time to give those decks, patios and porches a summer refresh. But instead of dropping hundreds on new outdoor lighting, brighten up warm summer nights with sparkling luminaries you can make for a fraction of the cost. Watch the video below to learn how:

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Make beautiful lanterns with a tin can and a few basic tools.

If you love to upcycle, or are just looking for a fun and easy summer project you can knock out in under an hour, add this one to your list. The final product is so gorgeous, your guests won't believe you made it yourself. I mean, seriously, how pretty are these?

Photo by: Rae Sturm

Rae Sturm

A few old tin cans, a hammer and nail, and a little imagination are all you need to create romantic outdoor lighting you can enjoy all summer long. Group them on a side table, along a deck railing or add handles for hanging.

Photo by: Rae Sturm

Rae Sturm

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