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Friday, October 3, 2014

Turn Coke tins into Beautiful Candle Votives


Turn Coke tins into beautiful Candle Votives. DIY Home Decor. Christmas or Diwali Decor. Recycle Crafts. Recycle Crafts.

Be it Diwali or Christmas, this is a perfect craft for the coming up holiday season. Wouldn't it make a lovely gift for friends or family? Or how about just adding a little accent decor piece to any corner in your home? All you need to do is save some soft drink tins and get started. Before I begin on how I did it, let me tell you my inspiration for this one came from these Brass Candle holders when I was searching google images for Diwali decor ideas. Let's get started.

Supplies needed:
  • 3Soft drink tins per votive
  • X-Acto knife
  • Scissors. (I used Micro Serrated Craft scissors like this one through out the process and had no problem of sharp edges in the end product)
  • Marker
  • Hot glue gun
  • Gold color Spray paint 
  • Thick rubber gloves for safety (Kitchen gloves or garden gloves will do)
 
Turn Coke tins into beautiful Candle Votives. DIY Home Decor. Christmas or Diwali Decor.

Make holes next to the top and bottom rims with X-Acto knife. Insert Scissors into the hole and cut around. Cut in middle of the cylinder vertically and make a flat sheet. Straighten any pointed edges using scissors. Save the bottom closure part of coke tin for later.
 

Turn Coke tins into beautiful Candle Votives. DIY Home Decor. Christmas or Diwali Decor. Recycle Crafts.

Draw and cut a petal out of a cardboard piece or cereal box. Using the cut cardboard petal as template, trace petals on the straightened tin piece with a marker and cut them out.


If you are worried about sharp edges in end product prefer a blunt edge petal template instead of sharp one like mine.

Turn Coke tins into beautiful Candle Votives. DIY Home Decor. Christmas or Diwali Decor. Recycle Crafts. 

Place the Petal template on the tin petals, use a blunt ball pen and run through once to curl the petal a little. It might not look great at this point but it sure adds details to the petals once we are done painting them.

Turn Coke tins into beautiful Candle Votives. DIY Home Decor. Christmas or Diwali Decor. Recycle Crafts.

Use hot glue gun and stick the petals to the bottom part of coke tin. You can stick petals in as many layers as you like. I stuck 6 petals per layer and did 3 layers. Doesn't it look beautiful already?

Turn Coke tins into beautiful Candle Votives. DIY Home Decor. Christmas or Diwali Decor. Recycle Crafts.


Use a old carton or newspapers and prepare the area to spray paint. Spray the coke tin flower with your choice of color all the way around. (Its always better to use spray paints outdoor.)

Turn Coke tins into beautiful Candle Votives. DIY Home Decor. Christmas or Diwali Decor. Recycle Crafts.

Here are few clicks to show you how mine turned out.


Turn Coke tins into beautiful Candle Votives. DIY Home Decor. Christmas or Diwali Decor. Recycle Crafts.

Here is a lovely shot at night :)

I love to hear your comments. Thank you for stopping by.

 

43 comments:

  1. Hey! Super cool idea, it looks beautiful. :)

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  2. This is brilliant! Found you at the Natasha in oz link up party!

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  3. This is gorgeous! So cool! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing! Pinning
    -Michelle @TheGraciousWife.com

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  4. This is aymazing - love that it is a recycled project. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cath

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  5. Very cool! I've been on the look out for a great recycling project for a very pretty can I have, this just may be it. If you're looking for another place to share your projects, I would love to have you stop by Etcetorize and join our Make it Monday party. It opens on Sunday evenings.

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  6. Just wanted to say G'day and that craft is unbelievably gorgeous! Pinning, thanks!

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  7. What a great recycling project. Thanks for the detailed tutorial, and thanks for sharing it with us at Make It Monday!

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  8. Thank you for letting me know. This is brilliant. I will feature this on My Dream Canvas soon :) Here's wishing you a great festive season. Thanks Anu

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  9. Looks great! I love to find new upcycling ideas ;-) I think, I might try one.
    Greetings, Ronja Lotte
    (www.nur-noch.blogspot.de)

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    1. Thank you :) Love to see yours, be sure to send me a picture when you try.

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  10. What a lovely tutorial Roopini. I wanted to make something like this since ages. Thank you so much for sharing it :)

    http://designdecoranddisha.blogspot.com

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    1. Pleasure is all mine Disha. Thank you for stopping by :)

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  11. So pretty! I love the way the light bounces off the petals too. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday! I hope to see you there this week.

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  12. Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea at the Say G’day Saturday Linky Party. I’ve just shared this on Pinterest/Facebook/Twitter.

    Hope you can link up with us again this Saturday!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  13. G'day again! I also wanted to let you know I am featuring your post this week too!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thank you Natasha :) Its my pleasure to join your party. Thank you for hosting.

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  14. WOW! What a brilliant idea to make candle holder out of a coke can, this gives a whole new outlook to decor and recycling! love if you share this on my Fabulous Friday Party, http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-party-inspiring-features/ thanks Maria

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    1. Thank you so much Maria :) Ya this project gave me few more ideas to restyle tins for decor. Its my pleasure to join your party.

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  15. Love your fab upcycle project! Thanks for sharing at CAL link party :)
    http://www.mazkwok.com/2014/10/crafting-along-63.html

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    1. Thank you :) It was fun to join you there :)

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  16. I love this idea! I'm featuring your post this week on Masterpiece Monday.

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    1. Thank you so much Mary. Have a Happy week :)

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  17. This is super cool! I sn co-host at Wake Up Wednesday linky party and am nominating you to be featured.

    -Tanya
    Http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Tanya. That is so sweet of you :)

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    2. Congrats! This post of yours has been featured on Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.

      Check it out here- http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2014/10/fever-is-still-on-wuw-linky-party.html

      -Tanya

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  18. That is amazing! Thanks so much for linking up with us at the #homematters linky party! We hope to see you again this coming Wednesday!

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  19. OH! this is amazing! Tin Candle holder.. Will feature it at my Fabulous Friday Party this Friday, so stop by and party some more! Thanks Maria

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    1. Thank you Maria :) And thanks a lot for featuring my post and encouraging me :)

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