Friday, April 16, 2010

Soup Can Candlesticks?


Yep these actuallly started out as soup cans well two soup cans and one spaghetti sauce can. I just love how they turned out! Want to make some??? Gather some supplies and lets start.



You will need soup cans in various sizes. I ended up glueing together two soup cans for one candlestick and then the other is one spaghetti can. Make sure these are clean empty cans haha! Then I had a straw beach mat I had already had left over from another project. and the only thing I had to buy were the fence post toppers I got at Lowe's. I bought two smaller ones and two larger ones. You will need two of the same size for each candlestick.


Start out by gluing together your soup cans. I just used my glue gun.

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Cut down the side of the beach mat and run glue down the length to fit around your can.


Attach the mat to the can. and cut as you continue gluing around the can.


When you get to where the straw meets back up on the can run a bead of glue down the mat and fold over for a nice finished edge and finish gluing down.



Then glue your fence post toppers to the top and bottom of your cans.



Here is what it will look like once it's all glued together.


Paint them whatever color you would like. I painted mine black, and then sprayed a gloss sealer on top.
You can leave them just like that or you can accessorize them however you would like.



I used burlap and ribbon with some book flowers and coffee filter flowers and a button. I just glued them all together and added velcro to the ends so I can change them out.



This is the back side. I just folded the burlap and glued it together.


Cute inexpensive candlesticks!


I would love to see if you try some!!!





























































































36 comments:

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

All I can say is you continue to amaze me!! What a great idea and how green!! Thanks for the inspiration and linking up!! Keep inspiring us!!

Kelley said...

Ditto...A-MAZING! What a clever idea.

Have a great weekend.

Alicia@Thrifty And Chic said...

That is soo unique! I love it!!!

Keri said...

Very cute and thrifty. My kind of craft!!

Fawnda said...

You take recycling to a whole other level! These are AMAZING! : ) I love it!

Nicole Maki said...

I'm going to make some soup and then try this...IMMEDIATELY! And I'll be sure to let you (and the world) know when I do because this is flat out one of the coolest things I've seen in eons.

Love your style.

Beverly said...

I'm speechless! That is so creative. They are really cute!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Thank goodness you took photos because I never would have believed they were from soup cans. No way! Amazing!

Jeanine

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

This is seriously fantastic! Love the great ideas you have.

Denise Marie said...

very crafty!!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Just wanted to let you know that we featured you today so come grab a button!!! Thanks for the awesome and inexpensive idea!!!

Mel Tales said...

Great job! LOVE them.

Flippin' Factory said...

My three year old and I will be having a BLAST this week!
Thank you for posting and I'll send pictures.

T. Rivera
www.refresheverything.com/garbagetogold

www.flippinfactory.wordpress.com

Stephanie Lynn said...

Wow this is fabulous! SO creative - who would have thought! Great job!

Chocolate Sundaes said...

what a great idea! love it! I'd love for you to come link up to sundae scoop http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/2010/04/sundae-scoop-2-link-party.html

Ashley said...

Heather, this is an awesome tutorial. I am definitely going to give it a shot. I also included a link and the image of this product in a post on my blog today. I hope you don't mind. If you do, let me know I'll take care of it. If you don't mind, then go check it out and grab a button if you'd like. I started following and will be checking out some of your past posts. I'm sure there are many other great ideas like this one. :D

KC Mom said...

These were totally clever...great job!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh my gracious! You are one of those crafty people who can make beautiful things out of trash. You are so smart!!! Those are too cool!

Titti @ Shoestring Pavilion said...

I love that idea! Anything that's cheap but looks good is my kind of project - good job!

Tam @ Sew Dang Cute said...

INCREDIBLE!!! These are beautiful! Thank you so much for linking up so I could find these!! Love them!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase! I still can't believe these are cans - fabulous job! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Gay Vaughan said...

Thank you for bringing your hodgepodge to the party! Will be drawing the winners soon!
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

Those are sooo stinkin' cute - and thrifty, too!

Infarrantly Creative said...

OMG I am in love. Wow thrifty and green...loves it. I am bookmarking this one.

Sarah said...

Sheer Genius!! Love those.

Blessings!
-Sarah

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

I simply cannot believe you made those lovely candlesticks out of tin cans!! You'd never ever guess!

nice work! So absolutely creative! :)

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

This is such a great idea.. Thanks for sharing!!

Melissa said...

Oooooooooooh - I love the place mat idea!! Thanks for sending me to yours. I don't think yours were my inspiration because if I remember my inspiration correctly, it utilized the chicken/tuna type cans - but I love you for inspiration too - more ideas!!

Parkinson's said...

Totally going to try this but I'm going to fill the cans with dried beans so they are heavy and can be used as bookends...been looking for an idea like this F O R E V E R!!! I'll probably put some felt bottoms on to keep my furniture safe too.

Momma Monkey's Crafts said...

I made my own version of this and included your tutorial on my blog. I hope you like them...I LOVE them! Thank you so much for your BRILLIANT idea!! Everyone thinks I'm a genious thanks to you! ;)

http://monkeymommascrafts.blogspot.com/2010/11/soup-can-candle-sticks.html

Rhonda said...

This is such a fabulous idea! I m going to feature your project on Dollar Store Crafts sometime in the next couple of weeks, keep an eye out for it! And keep the awesome projects coming - I've got you bookmarked! :)

Young Wife said...

These are so awesome! I'm definitely going to make some.

Rachel R. said...

Those are awesome! If you happen to be able to find the toppers at a ReStore nearby, they could potentially be even less expensive.

Nanny Anna said...

Very Clever! I love them!

MaryBerry Boutique said...

how on earth!? LOVE IT!!!

Jennifer said...

Very tricky!!! I love the this! I am going to feature this for Keeping America Beautiful Month on my blog.
Jennifer
http://craftyhair.blogspot.com

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