How To Upcycle A Tin Can Into A Tealight Holder

Surferchick 1700 shows us how to upcycle a tin can into a tealight holder in this upcycling video tutorial.  They look really cute and it’s amazing how a small detail such as adding a twist to the wire handle can really help make the design.

If you don’t have a drill can also use a nail and a hammer to make the holes in the tin can.

The materials and equipment that you will need to upcycle your tin cans are shown below.

  • Old cans
  • Water
  • Paper with your printed or drawn design
  • Spray paint
  • Wire coat hanger
  • Tea lights
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Marker pen (to mark out the holes where the handle will go)
  • Drill or a nail and hammer
  • Metal File
  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers to help shape the wire
  • Towel

Do you have any other upcycling ideas for tin cans?  Let us know by commenting below


  1. Pingback: Youth Food Movement Australia | YFM Food Packaging Hacks

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.