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9 DIY Lanterns to Illuminate Your Porch, Patio, or Garden

Bob Vila Logo By Jennifer Noonan of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 9: Even a small supply of empty tin cans is just steps away from becoming a collection of DIY lanterns. Mark out a design with ink, and then fill the can with water and freeze it—the ice will give the can support during the next step. Punch the design out with an awl or metal punch. Spray it with paint or leave it plain, and your lantern will give you a starry starry night, no matter what the weather.Related: 16 Insanely Clever Ways to Reuse Household Junk

Tin Cans

Even a small supply of empty tin cans is just steps away from becoming a collection of DIY lanterns. Mark out a design with ink, and then fill the can with water and freeze it—the ice will give the can support during the next step. Punch the design out with an awl or metal punch. Spray it with paint or leave it plain, and your lantern will give you a starry starry night, no matter what the weather.

Related: 16 Insanely Clever Ways to Reuse Household Junk

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