Have you ever thought about how to save money on outdoor lighting for your backyard?
If you’re like most people, then probably not.
It’s not something we often think about in any way, shape or form.
But recently, hundreds of thousands of people began watching a video that shows a genius “hack” for creating outdoor lighting in the most unexpected of ways — starting with frozen cans, and continuing on to the completion of this highly unexpected, one-of-a-kind project.
The end result is not just something frugal and affordable, but also something spectacular that you can make at home, while including your kids along the way.
How to Make “Frozen Can” Lanterns for Your Outdoor Living Space
The process, described by the YouTube channel Hometalk, which has 800,000 subscribers on the network, is simple and fun to do.
It starts off with two frozen cans, as seen in the video below.
The trick is to take off the labels before filling them with water and placing them in the freezer.
From there, you can use a hammer and a nail, or a power drill like this one if you prefer, to punch or drill holes in your frozen cans.
The ice will allow more steadiness for your to work on your signature outdoor art project.
Putting the Project Into Practice
From there, you simply need to follow the instructions on the video below.
A little non-toxic, plant-based paint will go a long way toward making these lanterns the best they can be. They don’t officially mention this in the video, but you will also need a set of tea lights like these ones to place inside of your finished project before hanging the cans up outside.
The end result is a mosaic of light emanating from a beautiful and rustic DIY project that looks like the type of décor you’d find on a rustic modern homestead.
Check out the full video instructions below, and let us know if you’re as excited about try this as we are!