Frugal Fridays - Outdoor Candleholders
This is going to be a two parter since I am experiencing some short-term memory loss due to stress and forgot to do the first part yesterday. ( It's a "That's my story and I am sticking to it" kind of thing).
I have been wanting some outside candleholders for a while and I haven't found any that I like that I can afford. I was thinking about them the other day as I hung up my bedding on the clothesline to freeze dry. I am really a big cheapskate and I try to think outside the box when I am faced with what could be an expensive want when finances are saying "like that's gonna happen".
As I went back to the house, I passed by our recycling bins and a couple of tin cans caught my eye. This brought back some creative memories from our past life in the Rocky Mountains. (1990's past life, not like reincarnation-type past life). I scooped them up and brought them inside.
So for today's Frugal Friday Post, Part 1, I am going to show you how to prepare the cans to make candleholders for outside.
Step 1: select the size can that you want( or have on hand). You can use any size tin can you want. Tuna cans are a bit too short for what I am wanting. I am thinking that I should make several larger ones for Halloween and Christmas this year to line our short front walk way. Kind of like a play on paper luminaries I have seen in magazines. I would use battery operated candles for those ones as an added safety feature.
I am using an evaporated milk can and a sweetened condenced milk can.
Step 2 : Wash the cans out really well and remove labels and any glue residue. Check the rims for sharp edges and lightly hammer them smooth.
Step 3 : Fill the cans with water and put in the freezer.
Next Friday, I will show you what you can do with the frozen, water-filled cans.
Stay tuned here for Part Two!