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Tin Can Lanterns

At a Glance:

Project #16516 Skill Level: Intermediate

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supplies

Plaid Supplies

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

Tin Cans, drill, sand paper, permanent marker
 

instructions

  1. Fill your empty tin cans with water and freeze them overnight.
  2. Use your permanent marker to mark off a pattern of where you want to drill your holes in your frozen lantern.
  3. Drill your marked holes into your frozen lantern. The ice inside the lantern will prevent the can from denting when you drill into it.
  4. Let the ice thaw from the cans.
  5. Sand off any rough areas from where you drilled your holes.
  6. Basecoat your lanterns in your favorite Apple Barrel Multi-Surface colors. Let dry.

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Learn about Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint

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Find out more about Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint by watching this video!

Related FAQs

There are two types of curing methods that can be used with Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint: baking and air drying. NOTE: Please use the bake method for items you intend to wash in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Bake Method:
  1. Allow painted item to dry for 24 hours to be sure all layers of paint have dried.
  2. Place project in a cool oven, as the glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage; do not place glass in a hot oven.
  3. Set oven temperature to 350ºF.
  4. Once temperature has reached 350ºF, allow the project to bake for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off and let glass cool down completely before removing from the oven.
  6. Do not use for 72 hours.
Air Dry Method: Paint is cured to the surface after 21 days; however, the air-dried projects are NOT suitable for use in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Learn more about how to cure your painted glass projects.
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