Monday, May 31, 2010

Tin Cans ~ Citronella Candle Cans

Make these very simple, and useful tin can candle holders. The ones in the above photo were created from empty tomato sauce cans. We used a drill and drill bit size 3/32 to drill random holes around the can. Be very careful to drill inside a box lid or rimmed protected surface, eye protection and hand protection. When the holes are drilled, small bits if metal will fall from the drill site.

We found nice sized candles (in glass) at a local dollar store for 2 for $1.00. Place them around your patio gardens to keep the mosquitos away.

Caution: These cans will become hot, so when blowing them out, do not touch them with bare hands. Also, give them time to cool down before removing from the garden and putting them in storage. You do not want to leave them outside in the hot sun during the day, or in weather such as rain.
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