Rusted Halloween candle can

This candle can is made from an ordinary can and some scrapbook paper.  It’s very quick and easy.


  • one ordinary can
  • one sheet of scrapbook paper
  • glue
  • rust kit (I got mine at Wal Mart but they sell them at Home Depot and Lowes)


Step 1.

Using your rust kit spray can with primer.

Step 2.

After primer dries dab on the paint as shown.

Step 3. 

Cut out a piece of scrapbook paper to fit can.

Step 4.

Spread glue on back of label and then position it on can.

Step 5.

I wanted to make holes in the eyes so that the candle light will show through so I took a piece of wood and stuck it inside the can to stabilize it. It wasn’t quite big enough so I stuck a pencil in there too. Next I hammered the nail through the eyes and mouth of the pumpkins and the eyes of the cat going all the way through the can. 

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.