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This is a sponsored post with Coca-Cola. All opinions and experiences of making these tea light holders are my own.

Ask any crafty person and they will agree that one simple Coke can can lead to a healthy list of DIY opportunities. Me too! I challenged myself to come up with something New Year’s related and hence this Coke can tea holder manifested! It’s a little early in the season, but this will give you time to save your mini-Coke cans and make these in time for New Year’s! You can look on Pinterest to find scores of other ideas for Coke can crafts, but I really love this idea because not only can you use it as a (battery-operated) tea light holder, but you can use the same method to make shadow boxes, picture frames, nichos and more!

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I think these little tea light holders are perfect for  New Year’s Eve, because you can give them out to guests, or even have a craft table at your party! I lined the insides with glitter and sequins, but if you use them as placecards, you can use photos. Maybe even an advent calendar for the holidays! So many options!

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SUPPLIES:

Mini Coca-Cola cans (emptied and washed)

Sharp craft knife

Dollar store scissors

Washi tape

Glittered cardstock

Dry adhesives

Battery-operated tea lights

Gloves

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First step: WEAR GLOVES! With the craft knife pointed away from you, carefully pierce a hole at the top and bottom on one side of the can.

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Then, use your scissors to cut a line between the two points. At this point, decide how you want your holder to look. You can fold out the flaps or cut out a square.

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Save the larger extra pieces to make other pieces that you can add to the end design.

TIP: You want to make these non-sharp. You can file down the edges, but I prefer to trim the edges straight, then line with washi tape.

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Not only does it seal off the edges, it also adds some extra design!

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Cut paper or a photo to line the back of the can. Use the dry adhesive (double-stick tape) to affix to the inside of the can.

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See how it makes the Coke can come alive?

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I used this star garland to decorate the outside of the tea lights, using double-stick tape.

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Insert the tea lights and add to your tablescape!

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I used toothpicks and stickers to write 2016, but you can use this to write someone’s name or salutation.

 

So cute! And functional!

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Love & light,


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