Thursday, September 9, 2010


Tin can
Hammer and nail

Metal primer
Acrylic paints
: orange and black (you could also use a can of Rustoleum spray paint {I love the metallic colors})
Several yds of 18–20-gauge black annealed stovepipe wire
Tacky glue (we used Aleene’s Original)
Votive candle (Kid Friendly Alternative – flame-less votive candles {you can find a pack of these at Michael’s})

Clamp can to table and poke holes for handle on opposite sides 1/2″ below top with hammer and nail.
Sand, prime, then paint outside of can orange (I love terracotta/copper/gold pumpkins – this would be a cute alternative).
outline of a jack-o’-lantern face on front and punch holes along outlines. Paint face black. Let dry.
Wind 27″ wire around a bunch of pencils or a thick dowel; remove and fasten ends in holes. Glue votive in place (or use a flame-less votive). When candle is lit, bend handle away so it doesn’t heat up.

IMPORTANT TIP: Never leave your candles unattended.

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