If the glass lanterns we featured yesterday just don’t seem fancy enough, you can always try your hand at recycling your tin cans into decorative votives, a similarly cheap and easy but nice-looking decoration.
Fine Gardening magazine has a detailed tutorial on turning soup cans into outdoor votive holders. You’ll need some cans, sand, water and a freezer. To help the can keep its shape when you’re tapping holes in it with a nail and a hammer, you fill it with wet sand and freeze it to create a solid core.
Their tutorial is photo-heavy with a video, so you won’t be left wanting to see anything from a different angle. If you’ve made your own crafty DIY outdoor lighting, we’d love to hear about it.