Ten Minute Tin Can Luminaries


Ten Minute Tin Can Luminaries

Ten Minute Tin Can Luminaries
Ten Minute Tin Can Luminaries

If you're holding an outdoor rustic wedding, you get to come up with some cute ideas for outdoor lighting! If you want to go really rustic-chic, you should make yourself these Ten Minute Tin Can Luminaries. They're so easy, you'll wonder why you were considering buying fancy decorative lights after all, you're a rustic bride! You're down-to-earth and not high-maintenance. Your guests will love the country, homey feel of these luminaries. Decorate them each uniquely, or keep them all the same for a more uniform look.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteUnder an hour


Materials List

  • Drill and drill bit in size of your choice.
  • Recycled and washed tin cans
  • DIY Decor Tape from Hazel & Ruby
  • Battery Powered Tea Lights
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • File (optional)

Use this wedding craft tutorial video to learn how to make these Ten Minute Tin Can Luminaries!


  1. Drill holes randomly around the tin can.

  2. File down inside as needed - will be sharp inside there.

  3. Wrap can with DIY Decor Tape and cut.

  4. Add in tea light.

  5. Add ribbon for extra accent if you want.

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