DIY Rustic Lantern

DIY Rustic Lantern

What you will need-

  • Empty tin eg. Formula tin, coffee tin ect.
  • Silver primer spray paint.
  • Spray paint colour of your choice.
  • Drill (hole size depends on your choice of drill bit)
  • Nikko for marking patterns ect.
  • Solar light or candles to go inside.


  1. Clean and dry your tin.
  2. Using nikko draw your pattern of choice onto the tin.
  3. Use the drill to put holes (in your pattern) around the tin.
  4. Spray with the silver primer and leave to dry.
  5. Spray paint with your chosen colour and let dry.
  6. Finish it off by putting either (the top of) a solar light (upside down) or place a candle inside.


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