Friday, June 4, 2010
Didn't you make these as a kid? One of those easy crafts that can have such stunning results. And doesn't luminaria sound so beautiful? I think we called them punched tin lanterns back in the old days.
Save your tin cans. Freeze water in them. Take them out. Wrap them in an old cloth so the frozen can can be gripped. Grab a sturdy nail and a hammer and start punching away. You could use a permanent marker to make your design ahead of time. But we just went free form.
Designing as we went along.
Obviously, be careful with sharp nails and heavy hammers. And you will find that if you didn't freeze your water up to the top that it's really hard to punch your tin when there is no resistance from the ice....of course it melts...so get a move on.
It's fun and it gives you freckles!
And the results are always beautiful...