Doing Double Duty...and an alliteration apparently!

So because I feel off the blogging grid after my birthday post...I missed my Thrifty Thursday and now it's Sunday and time for another Sunday Smile four day weekend just flew by!

I want to share a super cute DIY craft idea that I found on Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics, this is perfect for all the time that will be spent outside on the upcoming summer night, you've gotta wait until the sun goes down to catch a break on the heat! Paired with a glass of wine (or your drink of choice) it would be just fabulous! Also kid friendly too, not so much during the process of punching out the design, but drawing the designs on the tin cans. 

*Note that you can also choose to paint your tin can to jazz it up even more,using a non-latex spray paint or glass paint is what I've read to be the best choices.

DIY Tin Lanterns

I'm in love with my new recycled tea light can holder! It was so easy to make, and the best part is anyone can make one - you don't need any special tools or materials.

Here's what you do: Peel the label off an old tin can, fill with water and freeze in the freezer. Once frozen, draw a design onto the tin, and then pierce holes around the lines of your design using a nail and hammer. I had to keep taking breaks and putting my tin back in the freezer as my arm was aching from holding the hammer!

Once happy with your design, leave the ice to thaw out and wash off the pen marks. Then sit back and admire the pretty reflections on the wall when you light a tea light candle inside it! I'm going to make a few more of these once we have some more empty tins, I think they would look great displayed in a group and would also be great for summer evenings in the garden.

So do you think you'll try? 


So next up, it's time for the Sunday Smile Photo, hopefully it serves it's purpose well!

Lesson Learned - Never leave your cookies unattended!
So here's hoping you had a good weekend and are ready to start the week! (I did have a good weekend, but I'm not quite ready to start the work week!)

Cat Nip and Chew Toys,

  1. I really like the tea light holder idea. Love the photo of the dog... I want to adopt him!

  2. I have been saving coffee cans to make lanterns out of! Love it.

    Happy Belated Birthday!

  3. I didn't think it would be that easy to make a lantern! I might try this one. LOVE the dog photo!!

  4. Oh I love this DIY project! I think I'll try it next weekend. Thanks for sharing! And thank you so much for your comment on my blog :)


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