I know this isn’t dog related but it’s craft related and crafts can be really neat. So I am going to share one that I have been doing lately!
I have been recycling my soup cans and veggie cans and turning them into Luminaries. The project is quite simple and although they look kind of dorky during daylight hours, they look especially neat at night when they are in use! They look almost magical at night. You could even hang these babies in trees or on your patio as really neat lighting at night!
I saw these in a magazine a long time ago and I forgot about the project until a couple of days ago.
You will need:
Clean and dry soup/veggie cans (be careful of cleaning them in case they have sharp edges!)
And a sharpie if you want to draw designs on your can and then trace them later.
After you clean out your cans, draw a design on them (if you prefer to do so), fill them with water, and freeze the cans. You can do this in the morning and have them ready to craft come night time.
After the cans of water are completely frozen, take a nail and start hammering holes along the lines of the design that you drew on your can. After you are finished, take the can and run hot water in it until the ice has melted. Dry out your can carefully and put a tea light candle in the bottom of it. Then light the candle with a long lighter or long matches.
The can looks silly at first with the holes punched in it but then the candle is in it and the lights are low, they cast the most awesome designs on the wall and through the can. It’s really neat to look at, at night. Trust me. It’s so cool.
This is a project even kids can get into. Except for the cleaning of the cans and maybe the hammering depending on the age of the child. But the child can design their own drawing or pattern if they would like and you can nail the imagine into the can. They will be delighted with the finished project!
I will have to take some pictures with them lit up by the candles later on!
Ok, that’s it for the craft post! Remember that we still have our dog cookies to sell and tell your friends! For the month of January we are offering 10% off your purchase! So spread the news and order some cookies! You won’t be disappointed, I promise.