Ladybeetle candle holderBack
These ladybeetle candle holders are super quick to make and add a lot of charm to the garden. It’s a project that is best for adults and older kids as the drilling part is too tricky for young children.
- Empty tin can
- Ladybeetle template (download from the Additional Info area on the top right hand side)
- 1x coloured spray paint (a bright colour work best)
- 1x black spray paint
- Scissors and sticky tape
- 2x drill bits (1.59mm and 4.76mm)
Remove the label from an empty tin can and wash it out.
Print off the ladybeetle template, cut it to size and tape to the side of the can.
Use the small drill bit to drill holes in the can and make the outline of the ladybeetle. Use the larger drill bit for the spots on it’s back.
Remove the paper template and check the can for any sharp burrs around the hole edges. Push these inwards.
Spray the inside of the can with the coloured paint and wait for it to dry.
Turn the can upside down and then spray the outside with the black paint.
When dry place a candle inside the can and you’re ready to go!