Empty Snack Can Craft Idea, Create Beautiful Nightlight

share small Empty Snack Can Craft Idea, Create Beautiful Nightlight

 Create a beautiful nightlight from your empty snack cans like Pringles or PikNik and have your room the cozier feeling and decorated uniquely just for you. I already made a craft similar to this project but this time it is for nightlight and not for hanging lanterns just like my first project but using the same material – a snack can made from cardboard and not tin can. I also used bigger sizes but with different heights. 

I preferred using this snack cans made from cardboard with thin foil inside because they are easier to punch some holes and make your personalized design. I also used spray paint this time rather than brushing paints manually because I find it easier to apply. In addition to that I used glitters to add sparkles on the main design and also I was able to pick some battery operated candles which are safer rather than real candles. 

Click here to see my first PikNik Can Craft Idea for making Hanging Lanterns.

The materials I used for this project are the following :

  • Empty snack cans – Pringles or PikNik
  • Spray paint (Red and Gold) – your desired color
  • Liquid glue (Elmer’s Glue)
  • Powder glitters (any color)
  • Pencil
  • Stencil cutter
  • Painter’s tape
  • Battery operated candles (or real candles if you prefer)

Steps in making beautiful nightlights from empty snack cans :

  1. Clean the snack cans first by wiping the inner part with tissue or dry cloth, this is easier because the inner part of the snack can is wrapped with foil and you just need to remove the oil and grains from the remains of the snack content.
  2. You can use pencil to draft a sketch of your preferred design or just go straight through piercing the cans with your sharp stencil cutter but be sure to be careful and also designs like heart shape, circle or any rounded edge are harder to put rather than square or star designs.
  3. When the designing is done it is time to spray some paints so make sure to do this in an open air and use some covers to your nose and eyes for protection.
  4. Using painters tape you can set some cuts on the paint and put different colors in one can.
  5. Let the paint dry naturally and it may take up to 2 or 3 hours.
  6. Make sure the paint is totally dry before proceeding to this next step, using painter’s tape secure the part where you want to put the glitter accent.
  7. Now apply enough glue on the part where you will be putting the glitters and begin to sprinkle the glitters covering the entire glued part and let it dry.
  8. If you want to make sure there is no glitter shredding you can use hairspray to secure the sparkling accent.
  9. It is almost done, now place inside the battery operated candle and you got your beautifully made nightlight.
  10. You can also use real candles but always make sure to turn it off and you don’t want to get caught by fire because the snack cans are just made of cardboard.


Photo Gallery for my Beautiful Nightlight Project (click to enlarge the image)



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