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From Trash Can to Porch Lamp

By: Holly & Nat from My Sister's Suitcase
From Trash Can to Porch Lamp
From Trash Can to Porch Lamp
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We know it's a unique idea, but when you follow this From Trash Can to Porch Lamp tutorial, you'll start to see things differently. After all, one woman's trash is another woman's treasure! This unexpected idea takes a dollar store trash can and teaches you how to make a lantern for your porch. It has a simple, old-world look. Hang a few on the porch and enjoy the glow all summer long. You can kick back in your rocking chair and marvel at your resourcefulness.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueGreen Crafting



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This was a trash can? No way! What a great idea this is. It would look great on the porch of a log cabin.


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