I love this idea - and I have a big bite that could easily do this. Tin Can Lanterns for table centerpieces. Cheap, recycled, and easy enough to make. Throw a little heat-proof spray paint and ribbons on them to add a little color.
DIY PROJECT:COFFEE CAN LANTERNS - Instead of setting them up with clamps and wood and stuff I have seen the same thing done where you just fill the can with water and freeze. Which means you then have a good sturdy surface to hammer the designs into.
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Tin-can-crafts-luminaries-Crafts-Unleashed (uses the new Crop-A-Dile power punches.They will punch through paper, fabric, leather, and metal – and they do it like it’s no big thing. They transformed these tins into luminaries in mere minutes.