I just finished making these DIY copper tin can candle holders. This month’s challenge for the Power Tool Challenge Team was Unconventional. What a fun challenge…and what a challenging challenge. I just arrived in Vermont at the North House Lodge for another round of home improvement projects and discovered how challenging it is to make something when you don’t have your regular arsenal of tools and supplies.
All you need to make these pretty copper covered candle holders is a drill, a few tin cans, some 16 gauge wire and copper flashing.
This is truly an easy project and a fun upcycle to boot. No instructions needed, just a few pictures to give you an idea of how I made these easy tin can copper candle holders.
It’s cool here when the sun goes down, and the backyard fire pit is the place to be in the evening. I used copper flashing to cover the cans and folded over the edges along the side which hold the copper in place perectly. The top and bottom of the copper tin can candle holders are trimmed and tucked in like the picture below.
The most time consuming part was poking the drill holes out after I wrapped the copper around the cans. I didn’t like the way they looked drilling through the copper flashing. You may have better luck with that step than I did.
I had some wire on hand and made handles using needle nose pliers.
Like I mentioned, this is a simple DIY!
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Take a look at what the rest of the team made for this month’s theme of creating something with a power tool and an unconventional material.
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H2OBungalow DIY Copper Tin Can Candle Holders
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Virginia Sweet Pea DIY Industrial Pipe Bookshelf
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These are GREAT for a party…
Please come share at Reader Tip Tuesday! I would not have thought to do this, but can see me using these around for various parties, etc.
Hi Jodie and thank you. They look great around the fire pit. Thanks so much for your visit!
Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says
Those turned out so cute!!! They will be adorable during fall.
Hi Maryann and thank you! It’s beginning to feel like fall up here already. The nights are wonderfully cool.
Angie ~ Ambient Wares says
I love the copper addition, Wendi! Can’t beat a great tin can project that is so stinkin’ stylish! Pinned!
Hi Angie! Thank you. I’m loving copper right now. I have a entire roll of the copper left so can’t wait to use it on more projects. Thanks for your sweet note!
I love this idea. I’m in the process of getting my fire pit ready for fall. I have 3 tin cans in a closet just waiting to be used. These cooper candle holders would be perfect on a table. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Rhonda and thank you! Fall is the best time for sitting around the fire pit. It’s cool here at night already and we’ve wasted no time in enjoying the outdoors. You’ll love the tin can candleholders by your fire pit too. They are so simple and add a nice touch. Thanks for your visit!
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
I love anything made from tin can, and I love copper. These will be so pretty lit up around a patio.
Hi Linda and thank you! They are simple but sooo pretty at night in the yard. I think upcycled can projects can be so much fun and budget friendly. Thanks so much for your visit!
These are going to create great ambiance when you enjoy a fire at night in Vermont. I hope you get a lot accomplished on this trip and I hope that you have some time for fun as well.
Hi Paula and thank you! These tin cans looked so pretty in the back yard. I had the fire going a few nights this week. I hope you guys get the chance to visit when you’re in the area! Then you can sit by the fire yourself 🙂
The look of copper plus and easy little DIY? I call that a win-win.
Hi Vanessa! I’m loving the copper too. Plus, I have a whole roll left for other projects. I see copper DIYs in my future!
Copper is so “in” right now. I love anything that glows, so of course I love you tin can candle holders.
ps thanks for putting this challenge together each month, I appreciate your hard work, and am thankful to be part of the team!
Hi Gail! Yes, copper is popular now. I can’t wait to use more of the roll of copper I have left over! I was pretty stumped on this challenge…partly because I didn’t have as many of my supplies and tools with me as I thought I did! I need to thank you dear friend for participating in the challenge each month!
I love the rustic look of these candle holders Wendi! What a lovely way to light up the path to the firepit! Kudos to you for coming up with such a cute and simple project away from your usual supply of tools. Pinning!
Hi Jeanie and thank you! yes, I was a bit stumped and with a shortage of time. I like my little candle holders and they look great by the fire. Thanks for sharing my project!