DIY 4th of July Lantern

ByKat Cosley
Saturday, July 4, 2015

You will need:

Red, white, and blue spray paint

28 oz. can (such as can of tomatoes)

Hammer and nail

Small sticks, moss and dried flowers

6 inch and 4 inch wooden craft circles

4 inch glass globe


2-3 battery operated tea lights

Hot glue gun


Remove label from can, fill with water and freeze until solid

Spray sticks with red, white, and blue paint

Spray wooden craft circles desired color

Once water filled can is frozen solid, using nail and hammer make holes in can in desired pattern.

Run hot water over can to remove ice, dry thoroughly, then spray paint desired color on outside only

Center can over larger wooden craft circle then hot glue red, white, and blue sticks. Moss, and dried flowers around it onto the wooden circle. (I decorated the top of the can as well by hot gluing some scrap burlap)

Place BATTERY OPERATED tea lights in can

Place small wooden craft circle on top of can, then candle in center and glass globe over the candle. (I used a dollar store candle that is in a glass container)