For this project you'll need a few things.
Paint and brushes . If you want to paint the cans.
A long nail with head and a hammer. ( If you plan on putting holes in your can.)
Wire . I picked up some wire for making jewellery . The wire is for making the handle.
You'll need something to cut the wire with as well.
A glue gun . If you don't have that , super/krazy glue will work. Even tape. It will be use to do up your can.
Candle/s , or Flameless candle. I picked up 2 flameless for $1 at the Dollar Tree.
You need ribbon , pine cones , beads , what ever you wish to make you pail/lantern special.
Step 1: Step 1
Once your done with that , you'll need to decide if you want a handle on it or not. If so , find a long nail with a head on it , and a hammer , and something hard to put inside the can to keep it from bending when you make the holes. I used a piece of 2 by 4. But use what you got.
If your making a lantern, now is the time to decide your design on your can. You can use a marker to map it out. Once that is done , get to pounding. Just make sure you don't hit your fingers.
Next if you are adding a handle grab your wire , and make it. Make sure you twist up the ends, and cut off the extra.
After that is done , if you want to paint your can, go right ahead . I used acrylics to paint on mine. You may have to do 2-3 layers , to get it the way you like. If your not the painting kind of person. Skip this step , and think about what you want to do with your can.
Step 2: Step 2
Next you'll need your glue gun , glue , tape , ribbon, beads , or what every you plan on to use to do up your can. Be creative ! Keep in mind the materials you are using. If you plan to put a candle in it , make sure what you add wont get hot and catch fire.
Step 3: Step 3
If you did a pail or just painted your can instead , add your gifts.
Here are some ideas. Add Hot Coco packets , candy, small toys , and cookies. You can also pick up some candy bags and use it to wrap your can. Making it look kinda like a gift basket, or in this case a gift can.