Recycled Juice Can Star Luminary {Tutorial}


I made this recycled juice can luminary from a frozen orange juice container, leftover scrapbook paper, Mod Podge Sparkle, gold craft paint and a hole puncher {I used a Crop-A-Dile}.

1.  I started with a plastic orange juice container that I washed and dried thoroughly.

2.  I painted the rims with gold craft paint above and below where I was going to be placing my scrapbook paper.  You don’t have to get full coverage unless you want to ~ I wanted a swirly look so only used one coat of the gold paint.  I used plain Mod Podge to adhere the scrapbook paper and held this in place with clips.

3.  Once dry, I printed out a star shape and used painter’s tape to hold this in place on my luminary.

4.  I used my Crop-A-Dile to outline the star shape.

5.  I then moved the star equal distances for a total of four star shapes on my can.

6.  I added two coats of Mod Podge Sparkle to the scrapbook paper portion of the luminary.  If any of the Mod Podge gets in the holes you can just poke it out once dry with a pen cap or paintbrush tip.

7.  Because this is plastic be sure to ONLY use a battery operated tea light.



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    Cute! I really like that idea! We’ve made ornaments out of the metal lids from the juice concentrate cans before but never a luminary. Might have to try this!

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    Julia Stansel says

    That is so cute! I used to save the lids and let the kids put stickers on them and then put magnets on the backs to go on the fridge. Jared says that looks like fun. Him and “Fred” took the tin cans from Thanksgiving dinner and made a “Rocket Stove” out of them. I will email you photos, your hubby might enjoy recycling cans with the boys that way. Men, they always like to blow things up, shoot things or play with fire!